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Faith-based agencies celebrate ‘return to moral leadership’ as Biden raises refugee ceiling to 125,000

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 21, 2021
(RNS) — Even as they praised the higher refugee ceiling, the groups also asked Congress to commit to rebuilding and fully funding the U.S. refugee resettlement program so it could reach that number.
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A pope, two rabbis and a new concern about supersessionism

By Eric Greenberg, Eugene Fisher — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Both traditions are still learning how to speak to one another about their self-understandings.

A new Anne Frank Center aims to reshape racism through Holocaust education

By Yonat Shimron — September 15, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. (RNS) — The German-Dutch diarist is being memorialized in the heart of the South as part of an educational effort to stem not only hatred of Jews, but bigotry, discrimination and racism more broadly.

This Yom Kippur, many Jews will wash their hands of a certain injunction

By Menachem Wecker — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — Those that cleanse themselves of sins thusly do so with a rabbinic stamp of kosher approval.

Former US presidents, religious leaders launch organization to aid Afghan evacuees

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — Welcome.US provides a single point of entry for Americans to donate to frontline organizations, host arriving families through Airbnb and find other ways to help Afghans as they rebuild their lives in the United States after fleeing the Taliban.

Pope Francis seeks to set misunderstanding with Jews aside during papal trip

By Claire Giangravé — September 13, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis met with Jewish communities in Hungary and Slovakia to promote fraternity and peace between the two religions.

A mask mandate showdown in Cobb County school board pits ‘faith’ against ‘fear’

By Heather Greene — September 13, 2021
ATLANTA (RNS) — 'Faith not Fear' is a mantra ringing out across the country, where such debates have reached a fever pitch. That is the case in Cobb County, Georgia.

I preached the Dickens about antisemitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 12, 2021
(RNS) — The antidote to antisemitism? Pro-semitism.

New York pilgrimage celebrates interfaith solidarity in lead-up to 9/11 anniversary

By Renée Roden — September 10, 2021
NEW YORK (RNS) — To be a New Yorker is an interfaith state of mind, according to many of the speakers at the interfaith prayer walk Thursday night (Sept. 9).

On the day they wounded New York

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 10, 2021
Twenty years later, and the smoke has not yet cleared.

‘The story is still unfolding’: 10 Americans on how 9/11 changed their faith lives

By Yonat Shimron, Kathryn Post — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — The Sept. 11 attacks changed many Americans’ faith communities and spiritual lives as much as it did how we see our world and one another.

Religious organizations prepare for ‘potential onslaught’ of evictions

By Kathryn Post — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — ‘We’re very, very nervous,’ said Sarah Abramson of Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston. Millions of Americans say they could face eviction as the federal eviction moratorium ends.

9/11 became a catalyst for interfaith relations and cooperation

By Adelle M. Banks — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — Though anti-Muslim sentiments grew in the wake of 9/11, another legacy of that historic day is the evolution and advancement of interfaith cooperation in the United States.
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