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Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit will fund Yeshiva University clubs as school halts them

By Kathryn Post — September 20, 2022
(RNS) — The move comes days after the university halted student groups to avoid recognizing the YU Pride Alliance.

April trial set for man charged in synagogue massacre

By Associated Press — September 20, 2022
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The long-delayed capital murder trial of Robert Bowers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will begin in April, a federal judge has ruled.

California legalizes human composting bill against opposition by Catholic bishops

By Alejandra Molina — September 20, 2022
(RNS) — California is now among the U.S. states that have legalized the process of converting bodies into soil, a procedure the Catholic Church said fails to show 'respect for the body of the deceased.'

‘Fifth Little Girl’ of 1963 Klan bombing reunites with nurse

By Barnett Wright — September 20, 2022
(AP) — On Sept. 15, Birmingham commemorated the explosion that proved to be a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement, became a catalyst for change in the United States, and ultimately prompted global efforts for equality and human rights.

Hasidic nonprofit brings shoes to greet asylum-seekers arriving in NYC from Texas

By Kathryn Post — September 19, 2022
(RNS) — 'It’s like a little pop-up Ellis Island,' said Alexander Rapaport, whose Jewish nonprofit volunteers at a triage center at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

As the religiously unaffiliated rise, a new atheist podcast network launches in Los Angeles

By Alejandra Molina — September 19, 2022
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A new podcast platform hopes to tap into a rapidly expanding audience of young, secular millennials.

New museum exhibit seeks to show Samaritans are more than a biblical parable

By Menachem Wecker — September 19, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'The Samaritans: A Biblical People,' opened Sept. 16 at the Museum of the Bible and includes artifacts spanning from the second century before the Common Era to contemporary paintings made in the past couple of years.

Are American Christians on the path to severe persecution for their faith?

By David Curry — September 19, 2022
(RNS) — Christian politicians in America have been attacked for their religious convictions, but Christians in other parts of the world face much more than mere criticism.

You must watch Ken Burns’ PBS series on America and the Holocaust

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 19, 2022
(RNS) — This documentary about the Holocaust was made for our times. To understand the darker elements of America, it is required viewing.

Yeshiva University halts clubs amid high court LGBTQ ruling

By Associated Press — September 19, 2022
NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this week that ordered the school to recognize an LGBTQ student group, Yeshiva University officials said on Friday that they will halt all undergraduate student club activity.

Nearly two years after election, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago’s first Black female bishop takes office

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 18, 2022
LOMBARD, Illinois (RNS) — Just weeks before she was set to take office in April 2021, Bishop Paula Clark experienced a brain bleed while exercising and later underwent surgery.

National Conservatism Conference puts the best and worst of the GOP on display

By Jacob Lupfer — September 17, 2022
(RNS) — Conservatism may have something to say about important issues, but it will need more worthy messengers.

Little churches still matter, says Martha’s Vineyard pastor of church that took in migrants

By Bob Smietana — September 16, 2022
(RNS) — Houses of worship on Martha's Vineyard have long worked together to meet the needs of their neighbors. So they were ready to spring into action when refugees arrived unexpectedly.

Southern governors sending migrants north face a crisis of faith

By Jonathan Merritt — September 16, 2022
(RNS) — It’s getting harder for a politician to adhere to Christian morals and get elected president.

Biden includes faith leaders in summit’s charge to ‘rise together against hate’

By Adelle M. Banks — September 16, 2022
(RNS) — In the audience were survivors and family members of those lost to violence at houses of worship and other scenes of hate crimes.
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