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Birthright Israel brings Jews in recovery to Israel

By Michele Chabin — August 8, 2022
JERUSALEM (RNS) — 'Recovery is all about change and healing,' said one person in recovery who took a tour of Israel that allows Jews in recovery to explore their Jewish heritage and faith. 'I feel like a changed man because of this trip.'

Albuquerque killings send fear through Islamic communities

By Mariam Fam and Stefanie Dazio — August 8, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Earlier this week, police confirmed that local detectives and federal law enforcement officers were looking for possible ties among the separate crimes.

Tony and Lauren Dungy: On faith and family, football and race, winning and losing

By Adelle M. Banks — August 8, 2022
(RNS) — 'I think the world looks at us in our times of disappointment much more so than they look at us in our times of triumph,' said Tony Dungy.

Nicaragua police investigating bishop critical of government

By Gabriela Selser — August 8, 2022
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The police statement Friday said the investigation would include a number of people and warned that they would not be allowed to leave their homes while the investigation was carried out.

10 years after shooting, Wisconsin Sikhs lead interfaith conversation on safety 

By Silma Suba — August 5, 2022
(Interfaith America) — In the decade since the Oak Creek shooting, hate crimes against places of worship have been on the rise.

Russell Moore named Christianity Today editor, Lynn Vincent to lead World Magazine

By Bob Smietana — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — Moore joined Christianity Today after resigning as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Vincent is co-author of 11 books.

Photos of the Week: Iraqi unrest, Indian wrestlers

By Kit Doyle — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes the unrest in Iraq, traditional Indian wrestlers and more.

Wisconsin megachurch pastor Stuart Briscoe, lifelong broadcast evangelist, dies at 91

By Riley Farrell — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — His Wisconsin church remains the largest in the state, and his media ministry, 'Telling the Truth,' continues to broadcast online and on the radio.

Millennials adopt digital worship, but not at the expense of IRL faith

By Kathryn Post — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — Forty-one percent of US respondents and 29% of Canadian respondents reported consuming religious or spiritual digital content at least once a month.

Vatican economy czar: ‘The pope’s mission is underfunded’

By Claire Giangravé — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — 'We cannot say that the time for sacrifice is over,' said the prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy in presenting a report on the 2021 budget.

Pope promotes Vatican nurse credited with saving his life

By Associated Press — August 5, 2022
ROME (AP) - “A nurse, a man with a lot of experience, saved my life,” Francis told the COPE radio of the Spanish bishops' conference in the months after his surgery.

In Kansas abortion vote, a blow to Catholic bishops’ political strategy

By Jack Jenkins — August 4, 2022
(RNS) — ‘If this is what the bishops are going to do, if this was their plan for a ‘post-Roe’ world, then Catholics are going to be very disappointed,’ said one observer of the Catholic hierarchy.

In Sri Lanka, Buddhist monks’ involvement in protests raises familiar questions

By Haley Barker — August 4, 2022
(RNS) — The connection between monks and political figures has reportedly diminished some monks’ respectability.

8 over 80: At 92, John Perkins still mobilizes Christian communities

By Adelle M. Banks — August 4, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Justice is an economic issue,’ Perkins said in the interview. ‘It’s the management and stewardship of God’s resources on the Earth.’

Answering battles over doctrine and liturgy, Pope Francis praises unity in the church

By Claire Giangravé — August 4, 2022
(RNS) — Speaking to a group of Jesuits in Quebec, the pope held up the Canadian bishops as an example of what the church can achieve when working as one.
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