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With Keller’s death, ‘young, restless, and reformed’ new Calvinists are at a crossroads

By Bob Smietana and Kathryn Post — June 6, 2023
(RNS) — The Reformed resurgence swept through evangelicalism in the early 2000s, fueled by Calvinism, charisma and complementarianism. Despite the fall of a number of leaders, the movement retains staying power.
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Oklahoma school board approves what would be the 1st taxpayer-funded religious school

By Sean Murphy — June 5, 2023
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state school board in Oklahoma voted Monday to approve what would be the first publicly funded religious school in the nation, despite a warning from the state's attorney general that the decision was unconstitutional.

Rick Warren campaigns for Southern Baptist reinstatement of Saddleback Church

By Adelle M. Banks — June 5, 2023
(RNS) — Warren argues that the debate is far larger than what might happen to the church he founded.

Seattle’s Quest Church leaves ECC as church affirms LGBTQ Christians

By Emily McFarlan Miller — June 5, 2023
(RNS) — The Seattle megachurch’s move to disaffiliate from the denomination comes as the ECC was prepared to vote this summer on expelling Quest and Awaken Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, over the churches' support for LGBTQ Christians.

Pope Francis sends Cardinal Zuppi to Ukraine to promote a ‘just peace’

By Claire Giangravé — June 5, 2023
(RNS) — Cardinal Matteo Zuppi will be in Kyiv June 5-6 as a papal representative to promote peace between Russia and Ukraine.

America’s religious leaders sharply divided over abortion, a year after Roe v Wade’s reversal

By Associated Press — June 5, 2023
(AP) — Some religious Americans have gone beyond expressions of dismay, filing lawsuits contending that new abortion bans infringed on their own religious beliefs.

Who is the former ambassador who bought a $38.1 million Bible from Sotheby’s?

By Kathryn Post — June 5, 2023
(RNS) — Alfred H. Moses, the 93-year-old former US ambassador to Romania, only learned about the rare, 1,100-year-old Hebrew Bible three months ago.

Lionized for his Jan. 6 antics, Jake Angeli finds his spiritual beliefs a harder sell

By Jack Jenkins — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — The 'QAnon shaman' remains invested in his spiritual beliefs but so far has had no takers for his post-incarceration religious and political consultancy business.

New Capital Jewish Museum ‘connects the past to the present’ in downtown DC

By Adelle M. Banks — June 2, 2023
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The museum will house a collection — rooted in the archive of the former Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington — of more than 24,000 photographs and more than 1,000 objects.

Agnes Abuom, global ecumenist, peacemaker and African church leader, dies at 73

By Fredrick Nzwili — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — A longtime official with the World Council of Churches, Abuom played a significant role in the search for peace in Sudan and South Sudan after the latter gained independence from Sudan in 2011.

Amid horrific testimonies, Pittsburgh Jews hold each other up

By Yonat Shimron and Kathryn Post — June 2, 2023
PITTSBURGH, (RNS) — The long-awaited trial of Robert Bowers has reopened old wounds and resurfaced painful memories.

Virtual worshippers often satisfied, but more Americans choose in-person services

By Adelle M. Banks — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — ‘Broadly speaking, the survey finds that most Americans who watch religious services on screens are happy with them,’ Pew researchers found.

Large conventions resume for Jehovah’s Witnesses

By Alejandra Molina — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — Beginning Friday (June 2), the three-day gathering will be held at the Long Beach Arena in Los Angeles County, the first of 12 conventions at the arena this summer.
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