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Southern Baptists may cheer DeSantis’ war on Disney but don’t expect a boycott

By Yonat Shimron — April 27, 2022
(RNS) — Younger Southern Baptist pastors, while holding the same traditional positions on gender roles, are not as eager to jump headlong into the culture wars.
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US Jews furiously raise money, send delegations to help Ukraine

By Yonat Shimron — March 12, 2022
(RNS) — Thousands, if not millions, of American Jews can trace their ancestors back to Ukraine and feel a special connection to the place, even if it brings up a complicated past.

Michael Bublé, Kris Jenner part of $40M investment in Christian meditation app Glorify

By Jessica Mundie — December 2, 2021
(RNS) — An app designed to bring users closer to God has received $40 million of Series A funding supported by a number of prominent celebrity investors.

Kardashian West helps fly Afghan women soccer players to UK

By Jill Lawless and David Keyton — November 18, 2021
A plane chartered by the reality star and carrying more than 30 teenage players and their families, about 130 people in all, landed at Stansted Airport near London.

Polish Muslim leader helps feed migrants and soldiers

By Adam Pemble and Matthias Schrader — November 15, 2021
Maciej Szczęsnowicz said, "We are supposed to help everybody who entered the Polish border. Everybody, yes, because they are human."

Pope offers hope to poor in visit to namesake’s Assisi home

By Nicole Winfield and Alessandra Tarantino — November 12, 2021
In one of his first outings in Italy since the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis took his time greeting some of the 500 people brought by Catholic charity groups to Assisi to join Francis in marking the Catholic Church's world day of the poor.

Education, religious groups gain most from giving strategy

By Haleluya Hadero — November 11, 2021
A study released by Indiana University and The Giving USA Foundation showed that between 2014 and 2018, grants from donor-advised funds were mostly given to education, religious and other public-society benefit organizations.

Infrastructure bill includes energy efficiency grants for houses of worship

By Yonat Shimron — August 11, 2021
(RNS) — Deferred maintenance at aging sanctuaries has become an ever-increasing burden. A $50 million pilot program would award grants of up to $200,000 for energy efficiency.

Vatican gets mixed review for its efforts to fight financial corruption

By Claire Giangravé — June 9, 2021
(RNS) — A report by the European agency that combats money laundering says the Vatican needs to take further steps to address internal corruption and improve the institution’s judicial system.

Will COVID-19 finally be the end of the church collection plate?

By Bob Smietana — April 22, 2021
(RNS) — COVID-19 and the rise of a cashless society may make passing the collection plate, which once was crucial to church finances, less important.

Survey: Churchgoers say they plan to return to in-person services

By Yonat Shimron — March 10, 2021
(RNS) — Many churches are already meeting in person, but attendance has typically been smaller to accommodate for social distancing. That will likely change, a Lifeway Research poll suggests.

God cares a lot about money, say faith finance groups, and maybe you should too

By Bob Smietana — February 9, 2021
(RNS) — Faith-based financial ministries teach the basic nuts and bolts techniques needed to handle money and then give people the inspiration needed to put those techniques to work.

Full Ramsey Solutions Response

By RNS staff — January 15, 2021
"We are horrible people," the financial advice and media company told RNS in a sarcastic email.
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