How the practice of Nichiren Buddhism sustained Tina Turner for 50 years
By Ralph H. Craig III — May 30, 2023
(The Conversation) — Turner was introduced to Nichiren Buddhism in 1973, and its teachings provided inspiration for some of the final projects of her career.
What was it about Tim Keller?
By Joshua Chatraw — May 23, 2023
How King Charles III became a royal mensch
By Jeffrey Salkin — May 9, 2023
Harold Kushner was America’s rabbi
By Jeffrey Salkin — May 1, 2023
(RNS) — Rabbi Harold Kushner wrote the bestselling Jewish book of all time — with the possible exception of the Bible. His gentle wisdom helped and healed millions of people.
Symposium marks 130th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s arrival in the United States
By Murali Balaji — April 25, 2023
(RNS) — Swami Vivekananda’s tour of the United States would mark what would become the first exposure most non-Hindus in the West had with Hinduism.
For BLM’s Patrisse Cullors, art is a vocation and salvation
By Jocelyn Noveck — April 14, 2023
Through controversy and personal tragedy, Cullors has focused on her art practice and its themes of race and religion.
Hamline University president to retire following Islamic art controversy
By Yonat Shimron — April 3, 2023
(RNS) — The president of Hamline University, who was widely criticized for her response to a professor who showed a painting of the Prophet Muhammad, announced she would retire in 2024.
Pope Francis admitted to hospital with respiratory infection
By Junno Arocho Esteves — March 29, 2023
ROME (RNS) — The Vatican clarified that it was not COVID-19 but it would ‘require several days of appropriate medical treatment at the hospital.’
Carl Lentz, in first staff position since Hillsong, joins Transformation Church in Tulsa
By Roxanne Stone — March 28, 2023
(RNS) — ‘We gladly welcome Carl Lentz to our Transformation Church staff, helping TC with strategy as we continue to move forward in our vast vision,’ said one pastor of the predominantly Black megachurch.
Jimmy Carter’s religious values were never far from his presidency or his policy
By Lovett H. Weems Jr. — March 22, 2023
(RNS) — The former president possessed an inner confidence in relation to his faith that may not be fully understood by many, even to this day.
Remembering Chaim Topol — and how ‘Fiddler’ reflected American Judaism
By Jeffrey Salkin — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — The inside story of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ reveals some deep truths about American Judaism.
‘Spiritual exemplars’ change the media narrative about religion
By Donald E Miller — March 10, 2023
(RNS) — We need stories that capture the power of religion and spirituality to change society for the better.
Documentary on Robert Putnam urges Americans to ‘Join or Die’
By Yonat Shimron — March 2, 2023
(RNS) — In their new documentary, filmmakers Pete and Rebecca Davis suggest joining a club — or a religious congregation — may be the key to the nation’s democratic renewal.
Remembering slain LA Bishop David O’Connell and his tireless community work
By Kathryn P. Derose — March 2, 2023
(RNS) — Bishop Dave left a mark on so many lives, and, even after becoming bishop, remained close to the community he so loved.
The long strange trip of Lonnie Frisbee
By Greg Laurie — February 21, 2023
(RNS) — Lonnie was the face and a catalyzing force of the Jesus movement that rippled through the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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