Ramadan fasting isn’t about hunger. It’s about living mindfully.
(RNS) — As you fast from what is ordinarily permissible, you learn to fast from what is prohibited at all times.
For interfaith couples, Ramadan can deepen ties to faith and each other
Huge gatherings at India’s Hindu festival as virus surges
High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship
(AP) — In November, the high court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard-hit by the virus.
Islamic leaders battle misconception about vaccines, fasting
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Islamic leaders are using social media, virtual town halls and face-to-face discussions to spread the word that it’s acceptable to be vaccinated for the coronavirus during Ramadan.
Adapting a faith-led effort to fight opioids to encourage vaccinations
(RNS) — Using a model to educate clergy about substance use disorders is being adapted to defeat uncertainty about the vaccine.
If a Dr. Seuss book offends us, why not pluck it out?
(RNS) — ‘Canceling’ problematic media properties provides us with a way to talk about the complicated nature of desire.
Vatican water and hygiene initiative for health care facilities is an investment in life
(RNS) — The lack of water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities worldwide kills infants, women and front-line workers.
In Ramadan’s spirit of hope, New York’s Muslims cautiously open mosques
(RNS) — Last year, Ramadan fell in the worst of the pandemic. Still haunted by the toll of the pandemic, some mosque leaders are following the guidance of local leaders.
Harry Connick Jr., bunkered for the pandemic, emerges with ‘Alone With My Faith’
(RNS) — While it’s reverent, the album is anything but churchy.
Lil Nas X is inviting the Black church in with ‘Montero’
(RNS) — ‘Montero’ is the anthem of a Black gay man roaring back from years of self-hate caused by anti-LGBTQ+ theologies. As a queer child of the Black church, it’s an anthem that resonates with me.
Are LGBTQ students at Christian schools discriminated against? A lawsuit, scholarly studies say yes.
(RNS) — A new lawsuit backs up what scholars have been saying: LGBTQ students at Christian schools experience higher rates of bullying and harassment as well as clinical depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation in comparison with students at non-religious schools.
Dave Ramsey’s company dropped from ‘Best Workplaces’ list by Inc. magazine
(RNS) — After learning that Dave Ramsey’s company was being sued for firing a pregnant employee, a major business publication dropped Ramsey Solutions from its ‘Best Workplaces’ list.
Controversial Iraq war battle to be subject of new video game
(RNS) — ‘Six Days in Fallujah’ depicts the Iraq War’s bloodiest battle and is set to be released some 13 years after it was first announced.
Christian nationalism is a barrier to mass vaccination against COVID-19
(RNS) — Some who identify as Christian nationalists believe they will be protected from any disease.