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Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman posts video supporting LGBTQ ‘rights and freedoms’

By Kathryn Post — September 20, 2021
(RNS) — The video comes in response to queer Christian artist Semler, who posted a video last week seeking clarity on the band’s stance toward LGBTQ inclusion.
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Vatican City enforces mandates for vaccines, COVID-19 test

By Claire Giangravé — September 20, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — To enter Vatican City, people will have to present a Green Pass, the certification used in Italy to avoid the spread of the pandemic, or any international equivalent.

Christian author Josh McDowell apologizes for comments about Black, minority families

By Bob Smietana — September 19, 2021
(RNS) — At a meeting of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the popular Christian author and speaker denounced critical race theory as one of several 'global epidemics' threatening Christians.

Trump is gone, but Muslim federal workers say reforms are still needed

By Joseph Hammond — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Muslim Americans in Public Service has published a set of 12 recommendations to improve working conditions for Muslims in public service.

Photos of the Week: Yom Kippur; 9/11 anniversary

By Kit Doyle — September 17, 2021
(RNS) - This week’s photo gallery includes Yom Kippur, the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and more.

Ahead of right-wing rally, Washington DC churches ask for extra police protection

By Jack Jenkins — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Black Lives Matter signs belonging to churches in the area were torn down and set on fire by Proud Boys in December 2020.

She spent three years in church sanctuary. A new documentary tells her story.

By Yonat Shimron — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Espinal, who is married and has three adult children, had been living in the United States since she was 16.

Base booster or blasphemy? Bible-quoting pro-Trump billboard raises eyebrows in Georgia

By Heather Greene — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — The ad, comparing Trump to Jesus, disappeared a few days later, leaving behind a flurry of confusion and outrage.

NY governor vows to fight lawsuit over vaccine mandate

By Marina Villeneuve — September 17, 2021
A group of Christian health care practitioners argue that New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is unconstitutional.

Catholic orphanage’s ex-residents ask church to fund therapy

By Wilson Ring — September 17, 2021
Former residents continue to recover from what they described as abuse at the hands of the nuns and priests.

Women are essential in the Bible. Now they’re in the Sunday readings

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — ‘What does it look like to tell the Good News through the stories of women who are often on the margins of scripture and often set up to represent bad news?’ asks the Rev. Wilda Gafney.

Study: Religion soothed evangelicals at start of COVID. Politics put them at risk.

By Bob Smietana — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — From the start, religion has divided how Americans respond to COVID.

Another Texas execution delayed on religious freedom claims

By Juan A. Lozano — September 17, 2021
The Supreme Court granted him a stay because his spiritual adviser was not allowed to accompany him in the death chamber.
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