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Martin Luther King Jr. faith events continue in time of COVID-19 and Capitol chaos

By Adelle M. Banks, Alejandra Molina — January 15, 2021

(RNS) — Many online gatherings that mark King’s birthday and the holiday in his honor will apply his messages to the current crises the country is facing.

Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at home

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Maggie Siddiqi — January 15, 2021
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Israel hopes to vaccinate Holocaust survivors to save and repay ‘treasured’ population

By Michele Chabin — January 14, 2021

(RNS) — An Israeli government initiative to help vaccinate Holocaust survivors around the world against COVID-19 is drawing praise for its intentions, but also skepticism.

Anti-Semitism seen in Capitol attack raises alarms

By Elana Schor — January 14, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two white nationalists known for racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric livestreamed to their online followers after breaking into the Capitol during the deadly insurrection.

What four strangers of different faiths learned while living together during a pandemic

By Alejandra Molina — January 12, 2021

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Hadar Cohen, Ala’ Khan, Maya Mansour and Jonathan Simcosky were chosen as fellows for an interfaith experiment known as the Abrahamic House. They come from different faiths: Baha’i, Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Change is slow — but it’s coming, and it’s why they rioted at the Capitol

By Beth Kissileff — January 11, 2021

(RNS) — The chaos at the Capitol was the work of a desperate group, clinging to false beliefs at all costs, unwilling to shift their paradigm. But it is their last gasp. 

If you’re religious and supported President Trump

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 11, 2021

(RNS) — Can you simultaneously believe in God and the president?

Court blocks Trump executive order allowing state and local officials to refuse refugees

By Emily McFarlan Miller — January 8, 2021

(RNS) — President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office in less than two weeks, has expressed support for rebuilding the U.S. refugee program.

The US can help Israel and Palestinians reach a just peace

By Elizabeth A. Eaton, Mae Elise Cannon — January 4, 2021

(RNS) — Our newly elected leaders need to take such constructive steps if we are ever truly going to find lasting peace.

Israel’s recognition of Utah marriages gives hope to ineligible couples

By Michele Chabin — January 4, 2021

(RNS) — Mixed-faith, LGBTQ and nonreligious couples have had to travel abroad and obtain a civil marriage certificate.

Georgia’s Black-Jewish campaign is the latest chapter in an old story

By Mark Silk — January 4, 2021

(RNS) — The experiences of the two communities in Atlanta have run parallel since the Civil War.

RNS reporters on the big stories they expect to cover in 2021

By RNS staff — January 1, 2021

(RNS) — How will America’s religious landscape recover from 2020 and who will lead faith issues in new directions in the new year?

Armenian Christian community caught between Israelis and Palestinians

By Daoud Kuttab — December 31, 2020

(RNS) — The controversy has taken on added significance because of a recent rise in anti-Christian sentiment among Palestinians.

2020, a good year for bad religion

By Jacob Lupfer — December 30, 2020

(RNS) — After a year that was a superspreader event for bad religion, American faith must become a public-spirited, prophetic force once again.

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