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Bob Abernethy, host and founder of ‘Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly,’ dies at 93

By Adelle M. Banks — May 3, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It has been a great privilege to report the many ways people of faith worship and serve others,’ he said as the show concluded.
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The story of the Iranian new year, Nowruz, and why its themes of renewal and healing matter

By Pardis Mahdavi — March 17, 2021
(The Conversation) — Nowruz, the Iranian new year, celebrated at the exact moment of the spring equinox, goes back 3,000 years.

‘A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff’: Jewish artist Alicia Jo Rabins turns financial crisis into spiritual film

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 12, 2021
(RNS) — The one-women show turned film has been described as a 'mystical meta-musical about the biggest financial fraud in history.'

Convictions upheld for British pagans who trespassed at Stonehenge

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 11, 2021
(RNS) — Lawyers for Lisa Mead, Maryam Halcrow and Angel Grace argued the trio had a ‘reasonable excuse’ to enter a restricted area at the prehistoric monument, based on their religious beliefs.

Intention can turn any lockdown walk into pilgrimage, urges British Pilgrimage Trust

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 9, 2021
(RNS) — Pilgrimage is about traveling, about being a stranger in a strange land, according to the director. The pandemic flips that on its head.

Dozens of houses of worship, one DC street, a 9-year photo project

By Adelle M. Banks — March 2, 2021
(RNS) — People at the first church ‘were so welcoming that it kind of got our project off to a happy start,’ said one photographer.

US Forest Service temporarily halts transfer of Native American sacred site Oak Flat

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 1, 2021
(RNS) — The move at least temporarily halts the transfer of Chi’chil Biłdagoteel, known widely as Oak Flat, to Australian mining company Resolution Copper.

The insurrectionists’ Senate floor prayer highlights a curious Trumpian ecumenism

By Jack Jenkins — February 25, 2021
Exploring the unusual spiritual ties unifying the Capitol insurrectionists.

Native American group files motion to stop mining at sacred Oak Flat site

By Emily McFarlan Miller — February 24, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Some have compared it to Mount Sinai for the Jews,’ attorney Luke W. Goodrich told Religion News Service.

Can I get an amen? Black Americans’ faith, religious practice detailed in Pew study

By Adelle M. Banks — February 16, 2021
(RNS) — Senior researcher Besheer Mohamed said that for Black American church shoppers, ‘the race of a congregation and the race of leadership would be not that important.’

For Latter-day Saints like Andy Reid of Kansas City Chiefs, football and faith go hand in hand

By Bob Smietana — February 5, 2021
(RNS) — More than a century ago, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the game of football were both in crisis. The two found each other — and the relationship transformed the sport and the faith.

Imbolc’s celebration of hearth and home resonates with Pagans in a pandemic year

By Emily McFarlan Miller — February 1, 2021
(RNS) — Many Imbolc traditions revolve around the Celtic goddess Brigid, who shares the sabbat's associations with transformation, inspiration, wisdom, fertility and the hearth fire, among other things.

RNS Valentine’s Day gift guide 2021: Sweet and silly ideas for February’s semireligious gift-giving occasions

By Emily McFarlan Miller — January 26, 2021
(RNS) — Here are some silly, sweet and sincere gift ideas to show your affection for the people of faith — or no faith — in your life.
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