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This Simchat Torah, one ancient Czech scroll has returned to its country of origin

By Yonat Shimron — September 27, 2021
(RNS) — Jewish life was nearly extinguished by the Nazis. But because of a historical quirk, Czech Jewish liturgical objects, such as Torah scrolls, survived. Now, one such scroll has made it back.
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Blocklisting at Brigham Young University

By Jana Riess — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — The erasure of historian Benjamin Park's involvement from the Maxwell Institute's website reflects poorly on the institute and on BYU, particularly since he says he hasn't been told why it happened.

Conference fuels growing US debate over Hindu nationalism

By Joseph Hammond — September 8, 2021
(RNS) — Critics of the Dismantling Global Hindutva conference say it is an exercise in Hinduphobia.

San Diego lawsuit claims California’s ethnic studies curriculum promotes Aztec gods

By Alejandra Molina — September 7, 2021
(RNS) — ‘The fact that the Aztec religion is not formally organized and is non-Western in its origin does not excuse the constitutional violations,’ said attorney Robert E. Weisenburger.

When does life begin? There’s more than one religious view

By Rachel Mikva — September 7, 2021
(The Conversation) — As a scholar of Jewish Studies, I appreciate how rabbinic sources grapple with the complexity of the issue.

‘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.

Faith leaders gather in Houston in response to gun violence

By Kathryn Post — September 3, 2021
(RNS) — 'It's time to stop trusting in this myth of redemptive violence that more guns are going to make us safer.'

Photos of the Week: Muharram; Afghan refugees

By Jessi Dodge — September 3, 2021
(RNS) - This week’s photo gallery includes Muharram celebrations, Afghan refugees and more.

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.

Summer Travel Series: Nashville with Kat Armas

By Jonathan Woodward — September 1, 2021
In a bonus summer series, Roxy goes on a journey to see what’s what for seekers in other great cities, exploring the spiritual side of four favorite metropolises. Our final city is Nashville and our master of ceremonies is Kat Armas.

Summer Travel Series: Melbourne with Devi Abraham

By Jonathan Woodward — August 25, 2021
This week we're off to Melbourne with Devi Abraham, who gives us the lowdown on the Land Down Under.

Nadia Bolz-Weber installed as ELCA’s first pastor of public witness

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 23, 2021
(RNS) — 'We are acknowledging that Nadia has a ministry that goes far beyond the walls of any one church,' the installing bishop told RNS.

New Mormon YA novel explores both faith and feminism

By Jana Riess — August 23, 2021
(RNS) — ‘I wanted to write a story that allowed for some degree of comfort with having questions,’ said novelist Rosalyn Eves.
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