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Lag in slavery reparations from US Jesuits irks descendants

By Deepa Bharath — August 16, 2022
(AP) – In a publicly released letter to the head of the U.S. branch of Jesuits, Jesuit leader Joseph Stewart expressed dissatisfaction with the progress made since last year's pledge to raise $100 million for a reconciliation initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved by the Catholic order.

What stabbed Salman Rushdie?

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 16, 2022
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Albuquerque Muslims help bid to keep killings suspect jailed

By Susan Montoya Bryan — August 12, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Syed was arrested late Monday more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from his Albuquerque home.

Indiana Rep. Walorski’s work called “mission” during funeral

By Associated Press — August 12, 2022
GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke about Walorski’s work as a Christian missionary in Romania with her husband, as the director of a local humane society and as a television news reporter before entering politics.

Amy Spitalnick, who took on neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, is moving to Bend the Arc

By Yonat Shimron — August 9, 2022
(RNS) — In November, Spitalnick will become CEO of the left-leaning organization that blends community organizing, political advocacy and leadership training.

Albuquerque killings send fear through Islamic communities

By Mariam Fam and Stefanie Dazio — August 8, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Earlier this week, police confirmed that local detectives and federal law enforcement officers were looking for possible ties among the separate crimes.

Nicaragua police investigating bishop critical of government

By Gabriela Selser — August 8, 2022
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The police statement Friday said the investigation would include a number of people and warned that they would not be allowed to leave their homes while the investigation was carried out.

Russell Moore named Christianity Today editor, Lynn Vincent to lead World Magazine

By Bob Smietana — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — Moore joined Christianity Today after resigning as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Vincent is co-author of 11 books.

Wisconsin megachurch pastor Stuart Briscoe, lifelong broadcast evangelist, dies at 91

By Riley Farrell — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — His Wisconsin church remains the largest in the state, and his media ministry, 'Telling the Truth,' continues to broadcast online and on the radio.

Pope promotes Vatican nurse credited with saving his life

By Associated Press — August 5, 2022
ROME (AP) - “A nurse, a man with a lot of experience, saved my life,” Francis told the COPE radio of the Spanish bishops' conference in the months after his surgery.

In Sri Lanka, Buddhist monks’ involvement in protests raises familiar questions

By Haley Barker — August 4, 2022
(RNS) — The connection between monks and political figures has reportedly diminished some monks’ respectability.

Tom Cornell, Catholic worker and Dorothy Day lieutenant, dies at 88

By Patrick O'Neill — August 3, 2022
(RNS) — An author and lecturer, Cornell spent his life promoting nonviolence, conscientious objection and the Catholic 'Works of Mercy' that represent the core values of the Catholic Worker Movement.

Eli Evans, chronicler of Southern Jewish life, laid to rest

By Yonat Shimron — July 29, 2022
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — He described Jewish life in the South in loving, nostalgic terms.

EXPLAINER: What’s behind the storming of Iraq’s parliament?

By Qassim Abdul-zahra and Samya Kullab — July 29, 2022
BAGHDAD (AP) - Wednesday's storming of parliament came after al-Sadr's Tehran-backed political rival, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, nominated a pro-Iran politician to be Iraq's new leader.
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