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Naked and unashamed: Christians strip down at a South Texas nudist community

By Jeremy Lindenfeld — June 28, 2022
(RNS) — Public nudity may seem antithetical to the modesty often promoted by churches, but to Christian naturists, the two go hand in hand.
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The Episcopal saint whose journey for social justice took many forms

By Sarah Azaransky — June 28, 2022
(The Conversation) — Pauli Murray, the first Black woman to be ordained by the Episcopal Church, was an advocate for women’s rights and racial justice.

Lawsuit against McLean Bible, David Platt dismissed

By Bob Smietana — June 27, 2022
(RNS) — The dispute at McLean is part of a larger 'woke war' among evangelicals.

LGBTQ youth of faith retell their stories to inspire others

By Luis Andres Henao — June 27, 2022
(AP) — 'I want to show that these identities aren’t a contradiction and for younger people to know that there’s hope,' said Hodak, who in addition to Beloved Arise belongs to another group, Jewish Queer Youth.

Pro-lifer 3.0 to abortion-rights supporters: Let’s talk

By Charles C. Camosy — June 27, 2022
(RNS) — Let’s put on our big-boy and big-girl boots and have an exchange that matters.

JD Hall, Pulpit & Pen founder, ‘disqualified’ from ministry by Montana church

By Bob Smietana — June 26, 2022
(RNS) — In the past, Hall's church, a fundamentalist congregation that opposes critical race theory, had stood behind its controversial pastor.

As Roe falls, religious abortion-rights advocates prepare for next steps

By Jack Jenkins — June 25, 2022
(RNS) — 'We vow to keep fighting,' said Jody Rabhan, chief policy officer for the National Council of Jewish Women. 'This is not the end. There are things that we can do.'

Evangelist Nick Hall: Christians have become ‘loud about everything but Jesus’

By Adelle M. Banks — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Hall remains dedicated to big-event evangelism and is leading Together '22 in Dallas this weekend, hoping to draw tens of thousands in person.

‘Blessing of Elders’ lauds 7 Black Christian luminaries at Museum of the Bible gala

By Adelle M. Banks — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — ‘I believe the 21st century will see the Black church lead the way to hope and healing in a deeply divided nation,’ said the Rev. A.R. Bernard.

For the religious right, a victory 50 years in the making

By Yonat Shimron and Jack Jenkins — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — A mighty coalition comprising mostly conservative Catholics, evangelical Christians and Mormons grounded its theological aims in the language of human rights and played its politics unrelentingly.

Will states prosecute women who seek abortions?

By Jacob Lupfer — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Now that Roe is overturned, lawmakers need to get their stories straight.

Dobbs decision and fall of Roe met with rejoicing, dismay from faith groups

By Bob Smietana — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Religious groups, like most Americans, are divided over the decision. While most Americans say abortion should be legal, many would support restrictions.

Can the Southern Baptist Convention be saved?

By Karen Swallow Prior — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Look for the helpers,’ said Mister Rogers, but right now in the SBC we need to look for the humble.
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