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Krista Tippett on why it’s past time to ‘humanize digital spaces’

By Whitney Bauck — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — The host of ‘On Being’ makes a case for embracing new forms of digitally mediated spiritual practice.
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‘An excuse for the feast’: Witches celebrate the summer solstice with cakes, mead — and salsa

By Emily McFarlan Miller — June 18, 2021
(RNS) — For many pagans, spirituality is tied to nature, and eating local seasonal foods connects them to the earth and with a specific time and place.

Health experts, faith leaders and White House target the ‘movable’ on vaccines

By Adelle M. Banks — May 27, 2021
(RNS) — ‘We would not be where we are without your help and we won’t be able to cross the finish line without you,’ said White House official Melissa Rogers.

Bob Abernethy, host and founder of ‘Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly,’ dies at 93

By Adelle M. Banks — May 3, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It has been a great privilege to report the many ways people of faith worship and serve others,’ he said as the show concluded.

Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new ‘prayer post’ feature

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 21, 2021
(RNS) — The idea for prayer posts grew out of the myriad ways users have connected over Facebook while distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the spokesperson.

Formerly incarcerated, this Unitarian Universalist minister is dedicated to abolishing prisons

By Lyra Walsh Fuchs — April 15, 2021
(RNS) — His ministry may have been born in prison, but Jason Lydon wants to see a society where prisons no longer exist. That dream is connected to his theology, he says.

The story of the Iranian new year, Nowruz, and why its themes of renewal and healing matter

By Pardis Mahdavi — March 17, 2021
(The Conversation) — Nowruz, the Iranian new year, celebrated at the exact moment of the spring equinox, goes back 3,000 years.

‘A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff’: Jewish artist Alicia Jo Rabins turns financial crisis into spiritual film

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 12, 2021
(RNS) — The one-women show turned film has been described as a 'mystical meta-musical about the biggest financial fraud in history.'

Convictions upheld for British pagans who trespassed at Stonehenge

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 11, 2021
(RNS) — Lawyers for Lisa Mead, Maryam Halcrow and Angel Grace argued the trio had a ‘reasonable excuse’ to enter a restricted area at the prehistoric monument, based on their religious beliefs.

Intention can turn any lockdown walk into pilgrimage, urges British Pilgrimage Trust

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 9, 2021
(RNS) — Pilgrimage is about traveling, about being a stranger in a strange land, according to the director. The pandemic flips that on its head.

Dozens of houses of worship, one DC street, a 9-year photo project

By Adelle M. Banks — March 2, 2021
(RNS) — People at the first church ‘were so welcoming that it kind of got our project off to a happy start,’ said one photographer.

US Forest Service temporarily halts transfer of Native American sacred site Oak Flat

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 1, 2021
(RNS) — The move at least temporarily halts the transfer of Chi’chil Biłdagoteel, known widely as Oak Flat, to Australian mining company Resolution Copper.

The insurrectionists’ Senate floor prayer highlights a curious Trumpian ecumenism

By Jack Jenkins — February 25, 2021
Exploring the unusual spiritual ties unifying the Capitol insurrectionists.
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