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Montana pastor J.D. Hall, Pulpit&Pen founder, charged with DUI, carrying weapon

By Bob Smietana — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Hall, a firebrand polemicist known for his take-no-prisoners approach in attacking liberals, offered to resign as pastor of his church. The church claims he suffers from a vitamin deficiency.
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Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

By Gosia Wozniacka — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — More than 40% of Buddhist chaplains work in health care, a recent report found, while others serve in schools, in prisons or as self-employed counselors.

Buffalo shooting latest example of targeted racial violence

By Brendan Farrington, Deepti Hajela, and Aaron Morrison — May 16, 2022
(AP) — For many Black Americans, the Buffalo shooting has stirred up the same fear and vulnerability they faced after Charleston and other attacks.

Shaken congregants subdued attacker at Laguna Woods church

By Deepa Bharath, Christopher Weber, and Damian Dovarganes — May 16, 2022
(AP) — David Chou, 68, of Las Vegas has been booked on investigation of one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted.

1 dead, five wounded in California church shooting

By Alejandra Molina — May 15, 2022
(RNS) — Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies detained a person at the scene and have recovered a weapon.

Grove City board accepts full CRT report, says college promoted CRT

By Kathryn Post — May 15, 2022
(RNS) — The conservative Christian college has been at the center of a politicized clash over critical race theory since November.

‘Reprehensible’: Oz condemns GOP opponent’s tweet on Islam

By Steve Peoples — May 15, 2022
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Oz, who would be the nation’s first Muslim senator, described the comments as “disqualifying."

Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

By Nicole Winfield — May 15, 2022
ROME (AP) — Sunday's ceremony was evidence that Francis is still able to still walk, but appears to be taking it as easy as possible to let the ligaments heal before an intense period of travel starting in July.

Julia Haart’s memoir, a journey from religious orthodoxy to high fashion

By Yonat Shimron — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — In her memoir, 'Brazen,' she details her escape from the Haredi Jewish enclave and her meteoric rise to the elite world of fashion, partly captured in the Netflix reality TV show, 'My Unorthodox Life.'

Faith-based foodies don’t stop at kosher or halal in search of sustainable eating

By Diana Kruzman — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Eco-kosher and eco-halal devotees are less concerned with strict religious approval than faith-based food justice.

California Sikh man sues sheriff’s office for delaying investigation into racist threats

By Alejandra Molina — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — 'No one deserves to feel threatened in their own community, and law enforcement — both police and prosecutors — simply must do better,' said Amrith Kaur Aakre, the Sikh Coalition's legal director.

Photos of the Week: Buddha’s birthday, Sri Lanka unrest

By Kit Doyle — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes commemorating Buddha's birthday, political unrest in Sri Lanka and more.

Some Catholic abortion foes are uneasy about overturning Roe

By David Crary — May 13, 2022
(AP) — Some anti-abortion Catholics caution that Catholic leaders should distance themselves from the politically partisan wing of the anti-abortion movement.
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