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Survey: Who Americans blame for insurrection depends on their faith

By Jack Jenkins — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — White evangelicals are far more likely than most other religious groups to falsely blame left-wing activists for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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‘I kept putting God in too small of a box’: Five clergy on their unexpected callings

By Renée Roden — August 26, 2021
(RNS) — For some, following a call to minister has meant going to the margins.

In the beginning, there was reggae

By Andre Henry — August 26, 2021
(RNS) — Reggae music encapsulates the prophetic spirituality I looked to embody when I was an evangelical Christian but could never find.

In Texas, ‘Reproductive Freedom Congregations’ catch on as new abortion law looms

By Alejandra Molina — August 25, 2021
(RNS) — In a gathering at First Unitarian Church of Dallas, faith leaders with Just Texas announced Wednesday (Aug. 25) that 25 churches had achieved the Reproductive Freedom Congregations designation since first launching the effort in 2016. Another 70 are in process.

‘You can’t think yourself out of racism’: Black religion scholars call for conversion

By Renée Roden — August 18, 2021
(RNS) — Black religion scholars say their work is routinely undervalued and their advancement blocked by a bias that sees the study of Black religious experience as secondary to white theology.

After award win, Christian romance novel draws criticism for ‘romanticized genocide’ of Native Americans

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 2, 2021
(RNS) — 'At Love's Command,' this year’s winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Vivian Award for best romance with religious or spiritual elements, has stirred controversy.

The untidiness of Marie Kondo’s eclectic spirituality

By Kaitlyn Ugoretz — August 2, 2021
(RNS) — Kondo describes aspects of her spiritual brand as inspired by Shinto, but the ideal KonMari lifestyle is presented as one in which we adopt and adapt whatever practices 'feel right.'

In 2010, the US apologized to Native Americans. A new spiritual movement aims to recognize it.

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 28, 2021
(RNS) — Others feel the apology is inadequate and should not be accepted by Native Americans.

Krista Tippett on why it’s past time to ‘humanize digital spaces’

By Whitney Bauck — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — The host of ‘On Being’ makes a case for embracing new forms of digitally mediated spiritual practice.

Reparations bill gains momentum as an interfaith cause

By Adelle M. Banks — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It is all about how can we repair the damage to those among us who have been hurt because of past practices,’ said an Evanston, Illinois, pastor.

Qatar’s Baha’i community and the plight of foreign workers

By Baher Seioshansian — July 8, 2021
(RNS) — This subtle erasure of Baha’is from the country contrasts sharply with Qatar’s efforts to promote the image and practice of tolerance.

‘An excuse for the feast’: Witches celebrate the summer solstice with cakes, mead — and salsa

By Emily McFarlan Miller — June 18, 2021
(RNS) — For many pagans, spirituality is tied to nature, and eating local seasonal foods connects them to the earth and with a specific time and place.

Health experts, faith leaders and White House target the ‘movable’ on vaccines

By Adelle M. Banks — May 27, 2021
(RNS) — ‘We would not be where we are without your help and we won’t be able to cross the finish line without you,’ said White House official Melissa Rogers.
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