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RNS Weekly News Quiz: April 15, 2021

By Emily Churchill — 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.

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Martin Luther King III, fourth from left, leads the March for Humanity on April 9, 2018, in Atlanta. The march commemorates the funeral procession of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago. To the right of King is Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy, and Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. To the left is his daughter Yolanda Renee King and Jaclyn Corin, an organizer of March for Our Lives. Behind King is the Rev. Al Sharpton. Three years later, a panel was held including Martin Luther King III discussing voting legislation. (AP Photo/Jonathan Landrum)

Martin Luther King III calls new voting legislation ‘greatest hypocrisy’

By Adelle M. Banks — April 9, 2021

(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.’

FILE - This is a June. 2, 1953 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as they wave to supporters from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following her coronation at Westminster Abbey. London.  (AP Photo/Leslie Priest, File)

Anglican convert and Pacific Island deity: 5 faith facts about Prince Philip

By Paul O'Donnell — April 9, 2021

(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.

Howard Thurman teaches a college class. Thurman came to know Martin Luther King Jr. at Boston University. Photo courtesy of Emory University

Thank you, Howard Thurman: Remembering an American spiritual master

By Or N. Rose — April 9, 2021

(RNS) — On the anniversary of Thurman’s death, it’s worth recalling how this towering figure moved on a very human level.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas looks on as President Joe Biden signs an executive order on immigration, in the Oval Office of the White House, Feb. 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Canceled flights, expired clearances: US refugee resettlement in limbo awaiting promised changes

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 8, 2021

(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.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, the Yellow Star badge of Heinz-Joachim Aris (Dresden 1941) reading 'Jew' is displayed in a showcase during a press preview in the new special exhibition 'Shoes of the Dead - Dresden and the Shoah' at the Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

Holocaust survivors use social media to fight anti-Semitism

By David Rising — April 8, 2021

(AP) — The #ItStartedWithWords campaign educates people about how the Nazis dehumanized Jews years before death camps were established.

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Why ‘Shtisel’ matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 6, 2021

(RNS) — ‘Shtisel’ is more than great entertainment. It is great literature.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks about his opposition to the war in Vietnam at Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, in New York. RNS file photo by John C. Goodwin

Celebrity lineup to read King’s anti-war speech on assassination anniversary

By Adelle M. Banks — April 1, 2021

(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.

Neighbors gather to show their support of the community near a rabbi's residence in Monsey, New York, on Dec. 29, 2019, after a stabbing during a Hanukkah celebration. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Poll: American Jews report increasing incidents of anti-Semitism, mostly online

By Yonat Shimron — March 31, 2021

(RNS) — More than 60% of American Jews said they experienced or heard anti-Semitic comments, slurs or threats, up from 54% a year earlier.

From left, Doug Emhoff, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden bow their heads in prayer during a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, in the State Dinning Room of the White House, on Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Survey: Most Americans know Biden is Catholic, far fewer know Harris’ religion

By Adelle M. Banks — March 30, 2021

(RNS) — Even among fellow Catholics, partisanship permeates views of Biden’s religion.

Nina Belitskaya, an 89-year-old retired librarian, holds the matzo box she received from JDC this year in Poltava, Ukraine. Tens of thousands of elderly Jews in the region receive matzo boxes from JDC for the Passover holiday. Photo courtesy of JDC

In a Ukrainian librarian’s matzo, a story of Passover freedom

By Alex Weisler — March 29, 2021

(RNS) — An 89-year-old’s journey teaches us to share our freedoms to build meaningful community.

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Gallup: Fewer than half of Americans belong to a church or other house of worship

By Bob Smietana — March 29, 2021

(RNS) — While Americans still believe in God, a growing number have dropped out of organized religion.

The Angel of Death and the First Passover in Egypt. Image courtesy of Creative Commons

Passover’s promise of a safer place is America’s story this year

By Gabrielle Giffords — March 26, 2021

(RNS) — The former congresswoman and gun safety activist on Passover in a time of trauma.

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