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Wisconsin megachurch pastor Stuart Briscoe, lifelong broadcast evangelist, dies at 91

By Riley Farrell — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — His Wisconsin church remains the largest in the state, and his media ministry, 'Telling the Truth,' continues to broadcast online and on the radio.
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Disability theology: How religious beliefs can help or hinder accessibility

By Kathryn Post — July 29, 2022
(RNS) — A faith community with ramps and sign language interpreters can still embrace harmful theology.

10 ways to make your worship space less ableist

By Kathryn Post — July 29, 2022
(RNS) — There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to ending ableism, but disability activists spoke with RNS about where religious communities can start.

Having autism makes finding a spiritual community difficult. Here are some ways to help.

By Amy Langston — July 29, 2022
(RNS) — Encourage community members to accept them for who they are and to become real friends. And realize that their religious expression will look different from yours.

Expansions on euthanasia should be sounding alarm bells for us all

By Avi Shafran — July 27, 2022
(RNS) — ‘In our utilitarian and utopian zeal, the right to die today may become the duty to die tomorrow,’ warns Toronto physician Mark D’Souza.

The simple Sikh teaching that can inspire us to resist hating those who hate us

By Simran Jeet Singh — July 27, 2022
(RNS) — Guru Nanak teaches that when we practice seeing the good in one another, we enter into a positive loop.

An interfaith group in Oregon is behind one of nation’s strictest gun control measures

By Alejandra Molina — July 26, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Never underestimate what can come from a church basement, a synagogue, a mosque or a temple,’ said the Rev. Mark Knutson, senior pastor of Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon.

A tempest over a baptism in Greece raises questions about what we’re trying to protect

By John Chryssavgis — July 25, 2022
(RNS) — Recently, the head of the Greek Orthodox Church in America visited Greece and while there baptized two children brought into the world through surrogacy to be raised by a gay couple.

A new survey found Latino Catholics overwhelmingly support abortion rights. Here’s why.

By Alejandra Molina — July 18, 2022
(RNS) — With Roe v. Wade overturned, new data from the Washington, D.C.-based Public Religion Research Institute found that among Latino Catholics, 75% say abortion should be legal in most or all cases. That’s a big jump from the 51% who said so in 2010.

As states ban abortion, a new spotlight on an old battle over sex education

By Riley Farrell — July 14, 2022
(RNS) — Half of the states set to ban abortion have no mandate that schools teach sex education. Only four require curricula to address contraception.

Abortion doulas look to spiritual rituals as they brace for increased demand

By Kathryn Post — July 12, 2022
(RNS) — Abortion doulas who draw on spirituality challenge the abortion debate’s religious/secular divide.

Georgia Guidestones, long treasured and feared, demolished after attack

By Heather Greene — July 7, 2022
(RNS) — ‘The stones would probably have survived a nuclear war,’ said a local historian, ‘but they could not survive Southern culture.’

Judge: Execution can’t proceed without religious requests

By Juan A. Lozano — July 7, 2022
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials granted all of Gonzales’ requests except for allowing his spiritual adviser to hold his hand.
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