The insurrectionists’ Senate floor prayer highlights a curious Trumpian ecumenism
Exploring the unusual spiritual ties unifying the Capitol insurrectionists.
Native American group files motion to stop mining at sacred Oak Flat site
Can I get an amen? Black Americans’ faith, religious practice detailed in Pew study
For Latter-day Saints like Andy Reid of Kansas City Chiefs, football and faith go hand in hand
(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
(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
(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.
Jen Hatmaker apologizes for line in inaugural prayer critiqued as erasing Native Americans
(RNS) — ‘If God gave this land to anyone, it was to the Native community who always lived here,’ Hatmaker said.
Joe Biden’s family Bible anchors faith-infused inaugural events
(RNS) — Beyond the invocation and benediction at the inauguration itself, unofficial events will mostly be online and far different from the festivities of previous years.
2021 might be unpredictable, but don’t ditch your datebook. Planning can be a spiritual exercise
(RNS) — The beginning of another pandemic year largely locked down at home, the future still uncertain, may be the perfect time to flip the page in a new planner.
Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at home
(RNS) — On this Religious Freedom Day, we are concerned about the rising threats around the world, but we are hopeful for progress in the years ahead.
Moms of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin portrayed in new book
(RNS) — The book by Anna Malaika Tubbs about Alberta King, Louise Little and Berdis Baldwin provides details of their lives of faith, discipline and sacrifice.
What four strangers of different faiths learned while living together during a pandemic
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.
Heathens condemn storming of Capitol after Norse religious symbols appear amid mob
(RNS) — Lea Svendsen, a heathen author, said it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see her articles of faith at the center of the violence.
117th Congress, like the old, is overwhelmingly Christian, heavily Protestant
(RNS) — Whereas about a quarter (26%) of US adults are religiously unaffiliated, only one member of the 117th Congress — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema — described herself that way.
5 ‘in real life’ religion and pop culture clashes from 2020
(RNS) — Kanye ran for president. Rihanna faced backlash from Muslims. A French-language film caused many conservative religious people to #CancelNetflix.