India expels Canadian diplomat, escalating tensions after Trudeau accuses India in Sikh’s killing

By Krutika Pathi and Rob Gillies — September 19, 2023
NEW DELHI (AP) — The expelling came a day after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there were credible allegations that India was connected to the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh independence advocate.
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Brian Houston acquitted by Australian court in sexual abuse cover-up case

By Roxanne Stone — August 16, 2023
(RNS) — Houston was charged with concealing his late father, Frank Houston's, sexual abuse of a young man.

What Russell Moore knew

By Tyler Huckabee — August 11, 2023
(RNS) — Prophets have no honor in their own country. Moore’s known that better than anyone for a long, long time.

Anne Graham Lotz, Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright on End Times, their health, their ministry

By Adelle M. Banks — August 4, 2023
(RNS) — The daughter and granddaughter of Billy Graham are out with their second joint book, ‘Preparing to Meet Jesus: A 21-Day Challenge to Move from Salvation to Transformation.’

Richard Dawkins has abandoned science to justify his transphobia

By Hemant Mehta — August 1, 2023
(RNS) — It’s jarring to see the world’s most famous atheist use his massive platform to downplay or deny trans identities.

UCC elects first woman — and first woman of African descent — to lead denomination

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 3, 2023
(RNS) — That Thompson is the first woman to lead the denomination may be surprising given the denomination’s progressive stances on women’s rights and many other issues.

At 79, famed SBC missionary surgeon Rebekah Naylor is about to retire. Again. But she’s not done yet

By Bob Smietana — June 30, 2023
(RNS) — In India, Naylor went from staff doctor to medical director to hospital CEO, treating thousands of patients and delivering a host of babies.

Bringing light without God: Humanist chaplain Anthony Cruz Pantojas

By Joshua Stanton and Benjamin Spratt — June 28, 2023
(RNS) — As colleges move to serve the 35% of millennials and 40% of Gen Z who say they are religiously unaffiliated, the number of humanist chaplains is growing. 

William Barber departs pulpit of Greenleaf Church with an ode to the power of disability

By Yonat Shimron — June 19, 2023
(RNS) — The sermon, which capped his 30-year tenure as pastor of the Disciples of Christ church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, was unusually personal.

Pope Benedict XVI’s cousins stand to inherit his money. None of them want it.

By Tom Heneghan — June 9, 2023
(RNS) — Any heir takes over any legal claims against the deceased, according to estate laws. 'I could get the shakes just thinking about how much I would have to pay out,' one cousin told Bavarian Radio.

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
(RNS) — Before anything else vocationally, Tim was a pastor.

How King Charles III became a royal mensch

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 9, 2023
(RNS) — Pomp and circumstance, yes, but beneath some of it a tale of moral heroism.
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