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Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, wave from the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on Castle Hill outside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England after their wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018. (Paul Ellis/pool photo via AP)

Why I empathize with Harry and Meghan

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 8, 2021

(RNS) — So the British royal family is screwed up. Aren’t we all?

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Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Workers deserve a living wage, not just a minimum wage

By Thomas Reese — March 2, 2021

(RNS) — Anyone who opposes increasing the minimum wage should try, as a Lenten penance, to live off $290 a week.

A Mr. Potato Head statue stands at Hasbro headquarters in Pawtucket, R.I., on July 24, 2006.  (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

Mr. Potato Head becomes woke capitalism’s hot potato

By Tara Isabella Burton — March 2, 2021

(RNS) — The drama over Potato Head’s gender is a reminder that the ‘culture wars’ are now profitable.

Celebrate Recovery co-founder John Baker speaks at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, on Aug. 13, 2013. Photo by Robert Hawkins, courtesy of Saddleback Church

Rick Warren pays tribute to Celebrate Recovery co-founder John Baker

By Bob Smietana — February 26, 2021

(RNS) — The megachurch pastor said his longtime friend had impacted the lives of millions of people.

Celebrate Recovery founder John Baker. Photo via Hope for Mental Health

John Baker, founder of the Christian support group Celebrate Recovery, has died

By Bob Smietana — February 24, 2021

(RNS) — Baker started the Christian 12-step group to bridge the gap between churches and 12-step groups.

Bilqis Abdul Qaadir poses in July 2020. Photo courtesy of Haute Hijab

End of religious headwear rule says athletes are more than their uniforms

By Dilshad Ali — February 22, 2021

(RNS) — Why should Muslims need permission to wear a hijab, or anyone for that matter, whatever their religious observance?

Rihanna talks to media backstage after Savage x Fenty fashions were shown in a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of Fashion Week, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)

Rihanna’s Instagram pose with Ganesh earns criticism from Hindus

By Paul O'Donnell — February 19, 2021

(RNS) — Rihanna’s topless Instagram portrait featuring a pendant depicting a Hindu deity drew calls of blasphemy — and payback for her recent comments on India’s farm crisis.

In this May 29, 2020, file photo, images of Ravi Zacharias are displayed in the Passion City Church during a memorial service for him in Atlanta. A posthumous sex scandal involving Zacharias, who founded the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, has placed the global organization in a wrenching predicament. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Ministry leaders’ rush to empathize with Ravi Zacharias is beyond alarming

By Kyle J. Howard — February 19, 2021

(RNS) — It is deeply troubling to see so many men, especially in ministry leadership, find a more immediate connection with the abuser rather than the abused.

The 2021 Corporate Religious Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Index (REDI Index). Graphic courtesy of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

Intel leads tech-dominated list of religiously inclusive workplaces

By Kathryn Post — February 19, 2021

(RNS) — Texas Instruments, one of the first American corporations to include religion in its diversity efforts, tied for first in this year’s REDI Index.

Photo by Becca Tapert/Unsplash/Creative Commons

Is the evangelical view of sex at the root of our sex scandals?

By Sheila Wray Gregoire — February 18, 2021

(RNS) — It was not celebrity culture that taught Ravi Zacharias, Carl Lentz and countless other pastors to objectify women. Our evangelical culture primed them for it.

An image from Day 1 of Chanequa Walker-Barnes’ self-care series for Lent. Courtesy image

Chanequa Walker-Barnes resurrects self-care as a Lenten practice

By Emily McFarlan Miller — February 17, 2021

(RNS) — After a year in which everyone has already given up an awful lot, this Lent the theologian is inviting others to join her for the Resurrecting Self-Care Challenge.

In this Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 photo provided by Kristen Pritchard Photography, Kayleigh and Cody Cousins pose for wedding photos at Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, Calif. They initially planned an April 2020 wedding, postponed it after the pandemic took hold, rescheduled it for December, then had to shift gears again when a new lockdown was imposed. “That was devastating,” said Kayleigh. “We said, ‘Let’s just do it on Zoom.’” (Kristen Pritchard Photography via AP)

Marriage & divorce amid pandemic: Couples’ challenges abound

By David Crary — February 15, 2021

(AP) — When it comes to marrying, divorcing and having kids, people have become more cautious amid the pandemic.

Amy Grant performs during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

What evangelical men can learn from Amy Grant and Annie F. Downs

By Maina Mwaura — February 12, 2021

(RNS) — It’s past time for evangelical men like me to learn from Christian women about leadership.

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