RNS Weekly News Quiz: April 15, 2021
(RNS) — Test your knowledge of this week’s religion news, from leadership changes at Liberty University to one faith’s spring holiday.
I love all Jews — even the ones I don’t like
Julian Edelman, the first Jewish football player named Super Bowl MVP, retires
Martin Luther King III calls new voting legislation ‘greatest hypocrisy’
(RNS) — ‘People came out and voted in every mechanism, and they want to stop people from voting,’ said the son of the civil rights leader. ‘That’s unconscionable.’
Anglican convert and Pacific Island deity: 5 faith facts about Prince Philip
(RNS) — Married for 73 years to the head of the Church of England, the prince consort built a religious profile that was more complicated than his official role might suggest.
Thank you, Howard Thurman: Remembering an American spiritual master
(RNS) — On the anniversary of Thurman’s death, it’s worth recalling how this towering figure moved on a very human level.
Canceled flights, expired clearances: US refugee resettlement in limbo awaiting promised changes
(RNS) — In March alone, more than 700 refugees who were scheduled to arrive in the United States had their flights canceled, according to Refugee Council USA.
Holocaust survivors use social media to fight anti-Semitism
(AP) — The #ItStartedWithWords campaign educates people about how the Nazis dehumanized Jews years before death camps were established.
Why ‘Shtisel’ matters
(RNS) — ‘Shtisel’ is more than great entertainment. It is great literature.
Celebrity lineup to read King’s anti-war speech on assassination anniversary
(RNS) — Alice Walker, Jane Fonda and Ibram X. Kendi are set to read the civil rights leader’s speech during a ‘Breaking the Silence’ webinar.
Poll: American Jews report increasing incidents of anti-Semitism, mostly online
(RNS) — More than 60% of American Jews said they experienced or heard anti-Semitic comments, slurs or threats, up from 54% a year earlier.
Survey: Most Americans know Biden is Catholic, far fewer know Harris’ religion
(RNS) — Even among fellow Catholics, partisanship permeates views of Biden’s religion.
In a Ukrainian librarian’s matzo, a story of Passover freedom
(RNS) — An 89-year-old’s journey teaches us to share our freedoms to build meaningful community.
Gallup: Fewer than half of Americans belong to a church or other house of worship
(RNS) — While Americans still believe in God, a growing number have dropped out of organized religion.
Passover’s promise of a safer place is America’s story this year
(RNS) — The former congresswoman and gun safety activist on Passover in a time of trauma.