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Why do people leave the LDS Church? Let’s drill down further and find out.

By Jana Riess — December 8, 2021
In 2016, we got some excellent starting data about why people leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now it's time to learn even more through a fresh wave of research--donate today to the Kickstarter campaign that will make it happen.
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Poet Cavafy remains an unlikely symbol of Greek culture in Egypt

By Joseph Hammond — September 20, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (RNS) — He was born and died in Alexandria, Egypt, then home to a large Greek community that began immigrating to Egypt in the 19th century. Writing primarily in Greek and little published during his lifetime, Cavafy's works have been translated into more than 40 languages.

RNS Updated Budget — Thursday, September 9, 2021

By Religion News Service — September 9, 2021
NEWS STORY RNS-Interfaith-911: 9/11 became a catalyst for interfaith relations and cooperation (RNS) — In the decades before 9/11, “three faiths” referred to Protestants, Catholics and Jews, with rare instances of partnerships beyond those between Christians or within Judeo-Christian circles. After the terrorist attack, there was increased intentionality in widening U.S. interfaith relations to include […]

‘I kept putting God in too small of a box’: Five clergy on their unexpected callings

By Renée Roden — August 26, 2021
(RNS) — For some, following a call to minister has meant going to the margins.

Photos of the Week: Mass with puppets, temple rededication

By Jessi Dodge — July 2, 2021
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes a Hindu temple rededication, Mass with puppets and more. Note: RNS is expanding Photos of the Week to include reader photos. Please submit current photos of your practice of religion, spirituality or […]

In this crucial moment, Southern Baptist chief executive Ronnie Floyd is in over his head

By Benjamin Cole — June 15, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — The SBC's chief executive is increasingly hearing calls for his resignation.

Archdiocese of Los Angeles issues new guidelines to fully reopen parishes

By Alejandra Molina — June 14, 2021
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Masks will not be required for fully vaccinated people during indoor and outdoor religious services.

Mormon excommunication: Need not be present to win!

By Jana Riess — April 22, 2021
(RNS) — I find excommunication to be not only a theologically barbaric practice but also one of dubious utility. It doesn’t come from the example of Jesus. It also doesn’t work.

Former employee sues Dave Ramsey’s company for alleged religious discrimination, ‘cult-like’ atmosphere

By Bob Smietana — April 15, 2021
(RNS) — The lawsuit claims employees have to submit to Ramsey as a spiritual leader and agree with his views on COVID-19, with no questions allowed.

Dave Ramsey’s company dropped from ‘Best Workplaces’ list by Inc. magazine

By Bob Smietana — April 2, 2021
(RNS) — After learning that Dave Ramsey's company was being sued for firing a pregnant employee, a major business publication dropped Ramsey Solutions from its 'Best Workplaces' list.

RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, March 30, 2021

By Religion News Service — March 30, 2021
NEWS BRIEF RNS-Officer-Mass: Eric Talley, ‘a faithful and heroic officer’ killed in Boulder shooting, honored in Catholic funeral Mass (RNS) — A Catholic funeral Mass was held Monday (March 29) for Eric Talley, the Boulder police officer who was one of the 10 people killed in the mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store. […]

Photos of the Week: Passover, protests and vigil

By Jessi Dodge — March 26, 2021
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes the start of Passover, a protest supporting the Uyghur people, vigils for the mass shooting in Colorado and more.

7 ways a national COVID-19 day of mourning can help us heal

By Jamie Aten and Kent Annan — March 12, 2021
(RNS) — Public days are a way to be with each other during and after suffering as we step into the new normal that is ahead.
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