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Manny Pacquiao sues popular Filipino pastor in libel case

By Joseph Hammond — September 15, 2021
(RNS) — The Filipino boxer and politician is fending off accusations that he profited from a sports center project.
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The gospel of Sherri Tenpenny: COVID-19 misinformation meets Christian nationalism

By Jack Jenkins — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — Her claims are discredited by scientists and politicians trying to stem the spread of COVID-19. But her appeal to faith has a constituency all its own.

Post-Trump, Christian nationalists preach a theology of vaccine resistance

By Jack Jenkins — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — Recent rallies have intermingled resistance to COVID-19 vaccines with calls for a resurgence of Christian influence.

A mask mandate showdown in Cobb County school board pits ‘faith’ against ‘fear’

By Heather Greene — September 13, 2021
ATLANTA (RNS) — 'Faith not Fear' is a mantra ringing out across the country, where such debates have reached a fever pitch. That is the case in Cobb County, Georgia.

Claiming the freedom to decide who is Hindu American

By Indu Viswanathan — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — A conference claiming to protect Hindu Americans dismisses the dangers we face.

America and US Muslims have come a long way since 9/11. We have a long way to go.

By Omid Safi — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — Whereas many immigrant U.S. Muslims once sought to assimilate into the larger mosaic of American life, with 9/11, the focus has now shifted into forming a ‘more perfect union’ based on justice for all.

Removal of Robert E. Lee leaves Arthur Ashe as Richmond’s remaining witness

By Robert P. Jones — September 8, 2021
(RNS) — A statue of the tennis great has outlasted the Confederate generals on Monument Avenue.

Anti-Sikh bigotry didn’t start with 9/11. That fact got me through it.

By Simran Jeet Singh — September 8, 2021
(RNS) — When people ask me how I’m able to endure the specter of bigotry as a visible Sikh in modern America, the answer now feels simple and honest: perspective.

Two decades after 9/11, Muslim Americans still fighting bias

By Luis Andres Henao, Mariam Fam, Deepti Hajela — September 7, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — As young American Muslims grew up under the shadow of 9/11, they faced hostility and surveillance, mistrust and suspicion, questions about their Muslim faith and doubts over their Americanness.

The real question is: Who benefits from Texas’ new abortion law?

By Asha Dahya — September 4, 2021
(RNS) — Evangelicals would argue the unborn baby does. But what about the living mother? What considerations are they offering her in light of its impact?

To address climate change, address gender inequity

By Elizabeth Chun Hye Lee — September 3, 2021
(RNS) — The UN estimates that 80% of those being displaced by climate change are women.

The Proud Boys came to Portland. Here is what I saw.

By Chuck Currie — September 3, 2021
(RNS) — Churches must opposed the hate-filled ramblings of Portland's protests.

Some faith groups laud Texas abortion ban, others cite religious freedom concerns

By Jack Jenkins — September 2, 2021
(RNS) — Some religious groups are expressing concern not only about the impact of the bill on people seeking abortions, but also on the religious freedom of those who support them.
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