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NBA’s Biyombo brings Congo to the pope after trip canceled

By Associated Press — June 22, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — 6-foot-9 Biyombo towered over the Argentine pope, even as he stood for photos.
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When a celebrity becomes a bishop: Will Barron set aside Word on Fire for his new diocese?

By Steven P. Millies — June 3, 2022
(RNS) — Bishop Robert Barron could pose a historic first contradiction between two mandates for bishops.

Rabbi James Rudin’s memoir recounts the interfaith movement’s hits and misses

By Yonat Shimron — May 30, 2022
(RNS) — In the book, 'The People in the Room: Rabbis, Nuns, Pastors, Popes, and Presidents,' Rudin writes about his favorite collaborators, the challenges of cultivating pluralism and the future of interfaith relations.

A life lived for justice: Rosemary Radford Ruether

By Dirk von der Horst — May 27, 2022
(RNS) — Ruether was one of the most important theologians, not just of the 20th century, but of the entire Christian tradition.

Roberto Miranda, pastor of Lion of Judah, prominent Boston church, has died

By Bob Smietana — May 22, 2022
(RNS) — A Harvard-educated pastor who grew a small congregation into one of the most influential evangelical congregations in Boston has died.

Doctor who fought church gunman remembered as kind protector

By Julie Watson and Amy Taxin — May 19, 2022
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — It was no surprise to friends and colleagues that John Cheng spent his final moments saving others by rushing a gunman who fired on a Southern California church

Kendrick Lamar’s new album reminds us that even prophets are fallible

By Andre Henry — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — His first album in five years has the Pulitzer Prize winner counting the costs of truth-telling.

With new solo album, Sonny Singh comes full circle

By Simran Jeet Singh — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Activist and musician Sonny Singh's first solo album blends politics, music and Sikh faith.

Buddhist views on suicide examined after climate activist self-immolated on Earth Day

By Ira Rifkin — April 27, 2022
(RNS) — Buddhism does not categorically reject suicide, though its approval is very limited. 

Why celebrities have a moral responsibility to help promote lifesaving vaccines

By Tina Rulli — April 20, 2022
(The Conversation) — An ethicist argues that choices made by celebrities could impose unjustified risk of harm on others.

Why Vance Pitman, megachurch pastor, resigned as top leader at his Las Vegas church

By Bob Smietana — April 19, 2022
(RNS) — The former megachurch pastor hopes to focus on helping church planters, especially in the American West.

An American rabbi went to help Ukrainian refugees. But he hoped to find his cousins.

By Michele Chabin — April 12, 2022
(RNS) — ‘I knew that finding them would be like finding a needle in a haystack,’ said Rabbi David Wilfond.

Fox News host Shannon Bream explores flawed families of biblical women

By Kathryn Post — April 8, 2022
(RNS) — Her new book, 'The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak,' examines their faithful and dysfunctional relationships.
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