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A biography of Ruth Bell Graham explores an icon of evangelical womanhood

By Yonat Shimron — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — Graham opposed the women’s rights movements even as she benefited from some of its gains by becoming a public figure sought after as a speaker and writer in her own right.

No, Stacey Abrams is not Moses

By Candice Marie Benbow — November 16, 2022
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‘I didn’t resign because of my mistakes,’ says former Hillsong pastor Brian Houston in video

By Roxanne Stone — November 3, 2022
(RNS) — He had hoped, he said in the video, that the board would refuse his resignation.

Calvin University inaugurates new president amid growing LGBTQ tensions

By Yonat Shimron — October 26, 2022
(RNS) — Wiebe Boer, the university’s 12th president, is the son of Christian Reformed Church missionaries and spent 30 years living in Nigeria.

On hit shows ‘Ramy’ and ‘Mo,’ Azhar Usman adds nuance about Islam (and joy) to Hollywood

By Monique Parsons and Silma Suba — October 4, 2022
(Interfaith America) — A few recent hits for Netflix, Hulu and Disney Plus are shifting Hollywood's narrative about American Muslims. They also have another thing in common: Azhar Usman.

On Yom Kippur, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg explains why repentance is so important

By Yonat Shimron — October 3, 2022
(RNS) — Society often expects victims of harm to forgive their perpetrators, regardless of whether they've cleaned up their act, says Ruttenberg. Judaism offers another way.

Cecile Holmes, longtime religion reporter, dies at 67

By Yonat Shimron — September 30, 2022
(RNS) — A veteran religion reporter, editor, journalism professor and interfaith champion, she died in Columbia, South Carolina, Thursday (Sept. 29), after an illness.

Remembering Brother Andrew, a fearless smuggler of Bibles

By David Curry — September 29, 2022
(RNS) — He could not stand silent, knowing people were persecuted for their faith.

Her own trauma showed Yolonda Blue Horse how Indigenous Americans can overcome history

By Benjamin Spratt and Joshua Stanton — September 27, 2022
(RNS) — Discriminated against after the death of her child, the Lakota Sioux leader realized that Native Americans have to stand up and be counted.

Westminster Abbey has witnessed nearly a millennium of British history – but many rituals, like those at royal funerals, aren’t so old

By Paul Hammer — September 20, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar of British history explains how the ornate church and its significance to the monarchy have changed over centuries.

Fuller Theological Seminary names first Black president

By Yonat Shimron — September 13, 2022
(RNS) — David Emmanuel Goatley, an associate dean at Duke Divinity School, will replace Mark Labberton, who announced he was stepping down from the Pasadena, California, seminary last year.

Half of Japan governing lawmakers tied to Unification Church

By Mari Yamaguchi — September 9, 2022
TOKYO (AP) — An internal survey found that nearly half of Japan's lawmakers have ties to the Unification Church, in a widening controversy that emerged after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Former mayor, Mormon bishop accused of sex abuse of children

By Brady Mccombs — September 9, 2022
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah mayor and Mormon bishop was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of seven counts of sex abuse of at least three children decades ago.

Padim Ciço, Brazil’s greatest folk saint, to be beatified

By Eduardo Campos Lima — September 7, 2022
SAO PAULO (RNS) — Almost 90 years after his death, the once excommunicated priest may officially become a saint.
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