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Indigenous Spirituality

Bob Abernethy, host and founder of ‘Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly,’ dies at 93

By Adelle M. Banks — May 3, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It has been a great privilege to report the many ways people of faith worship and serve others,’ he said as the show concluded.
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Why Oak Flat in Arizona is a sacred space for the Apache and other Native Americans

By Alejandra Molina, Emily McFarlan Miller — March 5, 2021
SUPERIOR, Ariz. (RNS) — The Apache believe Oak Flat is a 'blessed place' where Ga’an — guardians or messengers between the people and Usen, Creator God — dwell. The site is at risk of being turned over to an Australian mining company.

US Forest Service temporarily halts transfer of Native American sacred site Oak Flat

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 1, 2021
(RNS) — The move at least temporarily halts the transfer of Chi’chil Biłdagoteel, known widely as Oak Flat, to Australian mining company Resolution Copper.

The insurrectionists’ Senate floor prayer highlights a curious Trumpian ecumenism

By Jack Jenkins — February 25, 2021
Exploring the unusual spiritual ties unifying the Capitol insurrectionists.

Native American group files motion to stop mining at sacred Oak Flat site

By Emily McFarlan Miller — February 24, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Some have compared it to Mount Sinai for the Jews,’ attorney Luke W. Goodrich told Religion News Service.

New e-course teaches: Copy cats and achieve purrvana

By Emily McFarlan Miller — January 25, 2021
(RNS) — ‘I’ve gone looking for wisdom, beauty, and truth wherever it can be found. And this past year I‘ve found myself learning most of all from my cats,’ said author Jon M. Sweeney about his new e-course called ‘The Spirituality of Cats.’

Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at home

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Maggie Siddiqi — January 15, 2021
(RNS) — On this Religious Freedom Day, we are concerned about the rising threats around the world, but we are hopeful for progress in the years ahead.

Why NBA star Kyrie Irving was burning sage before a game with the Celtics

By Bob Smietana, Jack Jenkins, Emily McFarlan Miller — December 21, 2020
(RNS) — NBA star Kyrie Irving, who has Native American roots, burned sage during a warmup in a practice known as smudging.
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