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Department of Interior releases first report detailing US Indian boarding schools

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — The Roman Catholic Church and a number of Protestant denominations are beginning to investigate their own roles in those boarding schools.
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National Day of Prayer observances to feature in-person worship, online petitions

By Adelle M. Banks — May 4, 2022
(RNS) — Proclaimed by Congress in 1952, the prayer day has been observed since 1988 on the first Thursday in May, with a more diverse array of participants in recent years.

Roe v. Wade: Faith leaders react to leaked SCOTUS opinion

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — Religious views of abortion are not as monolithic as many may believe.

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff touts ‘critical’ interfaith collaboration

By Adelle M. Banks — April 29, 2022
(RNS) — Emhoff spoke about how his interfaith marriage reflected the observance of major Jewish and Christian holidays in quick succession.

Interfaith Trolley offers inspiration and a whirlwind tour of religion in America

By Bob Smietana — April 26, 2022
(RNS) — A convergence of major religious holidays led the way to a day of interfaith fellowship and education.

The climate crisis is increasingly a refugee crisis, faith resettlement groups say

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 22, 2022
(RNS) — For more than 80 years, LIRS has helped resettle refugees — increasingly those refugees have been displaced due to climate disasters.

DHS official Marcus Coleman offers security tips for houses of faith marking holidays

By Adelle M. Banks — April 14, 2022
(RNS) — Coleman advises congregations to keep a watchful eye as they open their doors for in-person gatherings marking special occasions, traditional worship and everyday work.

Jains celebrate the founder of their small but ancient faith

By Kalpana Jain — April 13, 2022
(RNS) — A contemporary of the Buddha, Mahavir preached his own way of nonviolence, or ahimsa.

‘We expect to win.’ Ayahuasca churches vow to remain as court case largely dismissed.

By Alejandra Molina — April 8, 2022
(RNS) — 'The DEA is attempting to close off all avenues for us to practice or engage in our spiritual practice,' said Scott Stanley, founder of the Arizona Yagé Assembly.

War in ‘civilized’ Europe is nothing new. Here’s why white Westerners think otherwise.

By Kathryn Gin Lum — March 22, 2022
(RNS) — Europeans are supposed to be the ones who save ‘heathens’ from their bad behavior.

How Silicon Valley’s ‘Techtopia’ turned work into religion

By Yonat Shimron — March 8, 2022
(RNS) — In her new book, 'Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley,' Carolyn Chen examines how high-skilled workers have disinvested from organized religion and are instead finding belonging, identity, purpose and transcendence at the office.

Japan’s Shinto religion is going global and attracting online followers

By Kaitlyn Ugoretz — February 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — An anthropologist of Japanese religion met followers of Shinto religion online and found how they were building a community and sharing instructions on practice.

Christena Cleveland shifts from ‘white male God’ to ‘Sacred Black Feminine’

By Adelle M. Banks — February 8, 2022
(RNS) — The author of ‘God Is a Black Woman' said she’s a theist but ‘my understanding of God is not what most people would say is orthodox Christianity.’
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