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Race & Religion

Proud Boys leader seeks release, citing DC jail conditions

By Michael Kunzelman and Ashraf Khalil — November 16, 2021
Tarrio asked that his sentence be reduced or that he be allowed to finish it under house arrest because he claims he has been harassed by correctional officers and exposed to inhumane jail conditions.

DuVernay’s ‘Colin in Black & White’ on Netflix traces the seeds of Kaepernick’s activism

By Tahil Sharma — November 15, 2021
(RNS) — A professional athlete's story turns out to be about all of us.

In praise of Archbishop Gómez’s anti-racism

By Charles C. Camosy — November 12, 2021
(RNS) — Simply googling Gomez would have saved his critics the self-own of trying to take down an anti-racist hero.

Pope urges European solidarity with migrants amid new crisis

By Associated Press — November 11, 2021
He said the diversity they're bringing to the continent is renewing European cities as a “beautiful mosaic, which should not be scarred or corrupted with prejudices or hatred.”

Palestinian PM: Only two-state solution can end ‘apartheid’

By Joseph Krauss — November 10, 2021
Israel says it made generous offers to the Palestinians in past rounds of peace talks, while the Palestinians say those proposals fell short of their rights under international law.

Why Black artists are essential freedom fighters

By Andre Henry — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Art is more than just a companion for activism.

New film offers a portrait of New Orleans, told through its unique jazz funerals

By Mark Silk — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — 'City of a Million Dreams' is based on the book of the same name by renowned New Orlean's journalist Jason Berry.

Shutting down the manufactured critical race theory ‘debate’

By Robert P. Jones — October 29, 2021
(RNS) — The anti-CRT crusades are the worst form of policy, designed not to redress an actual social problem, but to sow resentment that is useful to political campaigns and culture wars.

Families of 9 killed in SC church settle with feds over gun

By Meg Kinnard — October 28, 2021
According to the Justice Department, settlements for the families of those killed range from $6 million to $7.5 million per claimant. Survivors' settlements are $5 million per claimant.

Poll: Most Americans support church-state separation; Christian nationalists differ

By Yonat Shimron — October 28, 2021
(RNS) — Americans also support some intermingling of church and state. Three in 10 said public school teachers should be allowed to lead students in Christian prayers, and 4 in 10 said it’s OK to put up Christian symbols in the public square.

Methodist racial history recalled on 250th anniversary of Asbury’s US arrival

By Adelle M. Banks — October 21, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Francis Asbury’s role in helping develop Methodism in America,’ one expert said, ‘is one of those factors that gave birth to the Black Christian experience in Philadelphia.’

Raphael Warnock honored with Four Freedoms award in ‘extra step’ for racial justice

By Adelle M. Banks — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — FDR’s granddaughter said of Warnock: ‘his voice is consistently counseling, teaching, making himself vulnerable in order to help the rest of us make sense of the world.’

Study: Attendance hemorrhaging at small and midsize US congregations

By Yonat Shimron — October 14, 2021
(RNS) — The Faith Communities Today survey finds that half of the country’s congregations had 65 or fewer people in attendance on any given weekend, a drop from a median attendance level of 137 people in 2000.

Latino Catholics are among the most vaccinated religious groups. Here’s why.

By Alejandra Molina — October 12, 2021
(RNS) — The Pew Research Center found that 82% of Catholic adults said they were at least partially vaccinated as of August — data that included 86% of Latino Catholics and 79% of white Catholics.

For Natives, land is sacred. Why aren’t we protecting their religious freedom?

By Billie Jo Kipp, Mohamed Magid, and Allison K. Ralph — October 11, 2021
(RNS) — If we aren’t able to expand our understanding of religion and get clear on who we are protecting, we will continue to leave people and communities behind.
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