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Liberty University sues former President Jerry Falwell Jr. for $10 million, citing conspiracy, breach of contract

By Bob Smietana — April 16, 2021
(RNS) — Liberty University claims its former president failed to live up to the school's moral code.
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New book explores how Desmond Tutu’s Christian mysticism helped unite a nation

By Yonat Shimron — April 14, 2021
(RNS) — In his new book, ‘Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor,’ Michael Battle delves into the ways Tutu’s religious formation shaped a vision that helped topple apartheid and unite a riven nation.

How Tutu’s spirituality incorporated Christian mysticism with the African notion of interdependency

By Michael Battle — April 14, 2021
(RNS) — Tutu’s worldview of Christian mysticism counteracts the system of apartheid. His Ubuntu incorporates the African Bantu perspective of personhood with a mystical image of God’s diversity in unity.

Anglican convert and Pacific Island deity: 5 faith facts about Prince Philip

By Paul O'Donnell — April 9, 2021
(RNS) — Married for 73 years to the head of the Church of England, the prince consort built a religious profile that was more complicated than his official role might suggest.

Thank you, Howard Thurman: Remembering an American spiritual master

By Or N. Rose — April 9, 2021
(RNS) — On the anniversary of Thurman's death, it's worth recalling how this towering figure moved on a very human level.

Beth Moore apologizes for her role in elevating ‘complementarian’ theology that limits women leaders

By Yonat Shimron, Bob Smietana — April 7, 2021
(RNS) — In an email to Religion News Service, Moore didn’t go quite so far as to say she has entirely abandoned complementarianism. But she no longer sees it as essential.

Justin Bieber’s Easter surprise EP, ‘Freedom,’ adds to his Jesus-filled chapter

By Kathryn Post — April 7, 2021
(RNS) — Justin Bieber’s latest recording is his most explicitly religious project to date.

Hans Kueng, dissident Catholic theologian, dies at 93

By Geir Moulson — April 6, 2021
BERLIN (AP) — Kueng was an influential voice for liberal Catholics and a prolific author, challenging Catholic doctrines on papal authority, birth control, divorce and other issues.

Harry Connick Jr., bunkered for the pandemic, emerges with ‘Alone With My Faith’

By Maina Mwaura — April 6, 2021
(RNS) — While it’s reverent, the album is anything but churchy.

Beth Moore left the SBC after the SBC left women to fend for themselves

By Karen Swallow Prior — April 5, 2021
(RNS) — The strongest objections of her critics seem to be fruits of their own sowing.

President Biden: ‘Let us recommit ourselves to the lessons of Easter’

By Joe Biden — April 2, 2021
(RNS) — We know that the crisis is not yet over, but as Easter heralds the return of spring, we see signs of hope all around us.

UK judge: Council discriminated in removing bus ads promoting Franklin Graham festival

By Yonat Shimron — April 1, 2021
(RNS) — The judge said the borough council’s actions ‘discriminated on the ground of religion’ and showed ‘wholesale disregard for the right to freedom of expression.’

She swung from purity culture to hookup culture. Now she’s written a memoir on it.

By Yonat Shimron — March 31, 2021
(RNS) — Brenda Marie Davies has written a memoir she calls a cautionary tale about the damaging message of purity culture in which she takes an unflinchingly honest look at female sexuality.
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