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The gospel of Sherri Tenpenny: COVID-19 misinformation meets Christian nationalism

By Jack Jenkins — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — Her claims are discredited by scientists and politicians trying to stem the spread of COVID-19. But her appeal to faith has a constituency all its own.
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9/11 and Muslims’ mental health

By Dalia Mogahed — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — A new study suggests that US Muslims are twice as likely as other faith groups to have attempted suicide.

‘A burden of beauty’: Five religious artisans on finding inspiration in faith

By Renée Roden — September 7, 2021
(RNS) — Forbidden images, illuminated manuscripts and even maps testify to the creativity humans bring to the project of making the transcendent tangible.

The real question is: Who benefits from Texas’ new abortion law?

By Asha Dahya — September 4, 2021
(RNS) — Evangelicals would argue the unborn baby does. But what about the living mother? What considerations are they offering her in light of its impact?

Group distributes ‘trauma kits’ to temples ahead of holidays

By Associated Press — September 3, 2021
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An organization in South Florida is distributing “trauma kits" to Jewish houses of worship that help treat life-threatening injuries before first responders can arrive.

Some faith groups laud Texas abortion ban, others cite religious freedom concerns

By Jack Jenkins — September 2, 2021
(RNS) — Some religious groups are expressing concern not only about the impact of the bill on people seeking abortions, but also on the religious freedom of those who support them.

Texas’ abortion ban is against my religion. As a rabbi, I will defy it if necessary.

By Danny Horwitz — September 2, 2021
(RNS) — Judaism teaches that potential life is sacred. Nevertheless, our religion also teaches that potential life is not the same as actual life, that a fetus is not a human being.

More Lord Kingdom hopes to make America godly again, one T-shirt at a time

By Bob Smietana — September 1, 2021
(RNS) — A new clothing company hopes to help Christians look good while sharing their faith and regaining their identity as believers.

Jeannie Gaffigan hosts panel urging Catholics to get COVID-19 vaccines

By Renée Roden, Alejandra Molina — September 1, 2021
(RNS) — Gaffigan collaborated with Loyola Marymount University to host a panel on Tuesday (Aug. 31) directed specifically at Catholic audiences and featuring several Catholic medical experts.

After Dan Darling, truthful evangelicals look unemployable

By Jacob Lupfer — September 1, 2021
(RNS) — Behind the NRB’s PR disaster lies Trump discipleship instead of gospel principles.

Judge blocks Western Michigan’s vaccine mandate for athletes

By David Eggert — September 1, 2021
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The four athletes — Emily Dahl, Hannah Redoute, Bailey Korhorn and Morgan Otteson — said they were denied religious exemptions to play without getting a dose.

As kids return to school, we must protect their right to rest. Sabbath practices can help.

By Kate H. Rademacher — August 31, 2021
(RNS) — We must provide support and make space for kids to rest. In my family, this has involved recommitting to a weekly Sabbath observance.

Mississippi governor: Christians are ‘less scared’ of COVID

By Emily Wagster Pettus — August 31, 2021
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican governor Tate Reeves said he believes Christians are ‘a little less scared’ of COVID-19 because of their belief in eternal life.
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