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Evangelical influencers pan Trump as driven by ‘grievances and self-importance’

By Yonat Shimron — November 30, 2022
(RNS) — In his email to some 70,000 evangelicals, Lane lauded Trump’s accomplishments, while saying his "compulsion to keep the spotlight upon himself have both become threadbare and trite."

Spielberg tells his — and Hollywood’s — Jewish story

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 30, 2022
(RNS) — Understanding his new film as a history of Jews and the entertainment business.

Across the US, Native Americans are fighting to preserve sacred land

By Alejandra Molina and Emily McFarlan Miller — November 29, 2022
(RNS) — ‘It’s important that we unify, and we work together, and share the teachings to protect our sacred areas because once God, once our sacred and holy places are gone, we will no longer exist. Our religion will be gone forever,’ said one Native American activist.

Pastors say Johnny Hunt, former SBC president accused of abuse, can return to ministry

By Bob Smietana — November 29, 2022
(RNS) — Once a beloved SBC pastor and president, Hunt will return to ministry just over seven months after the allegations were made public.

China vows more ‘friendly consensus’ amid Vatican complaints

By Associated Press — November 29, 2022
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and the Vatican are once again tangling over the prickly issue of appointing Chinese bishops.

Right-wing Jews bail on Trump

By Mark Silk — November 29, 2022
(RNS) — The dinner with Ye and Fuentes was a bridge too far.

Death and the Little Black Funeral Dress

By Jana Riess — November 29, 2022
(RNS) — Each time I wear it to mourn someone I’ve loved, my dress becomes more steeped in love and history.

How to be one church in divisive times

By Charles C. Camosy — November 29, 2022
(RNS) — Remember the great gift of the exhortation, 'Be the first to love.'

David Sills, former seminary prof accused of abuse, sues SBC and Guidepost

By Bob Smietana — November 28, 2022
(RNS) — Sills, who lost his job after admitting misconduct, claims SBC leaders used him as a scapegoat to bolster their public image.

Vatican opens new investigation, alleging disgraced cardinal secretly recorded Pope Francis

By Claire Giangravé — November 28, 2022
(RNS) — Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prosecutors say, secretly recorded a call with Pope Francis in which he seeks to avoid a trial on corruption charges.

It’s been a week since the Club Q shooting. Let’s not move on.

By Shane Claiborne — November 28, 2022
(RNS) — The LGBTQ community continues to bear a disproportionate amount of hateful gun violence in America.

Asian faiths try to save swastika symbol corrupted by Hitler

By Deepa Bharath — November 28, 2022
(AP) — The symbol is a millennia-old sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism that represents peace and good fortune, and was also used widely by Indigenous people worldwide in a similar vein.

To those Jews who still support him

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 27, 2022
(RNS) — Dining with Kanye and a Holocaust denier should have been enough. But it was enough years ago.

Rainbow struggle playing out on sidelines of World Cup

By Mariam Fam — November 26, 2022
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The emirate, where gay sex is illegal, faced intense scrutiny in the run-up to the tournament regarding the safety and inclusion of LGBTQ visitors.

Drive-by shooting injures 2 at funeral at Nashville church

By Jonathan Mattise — November 26, 2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The shooting Saturday took place as mourners left the funeral of a woman who was fatally shot earlier this month, according to police.
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