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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.

Racism at BYU is a problem, study finds

By Jana Riess — March 3, 2021
(RNS) — Mormonism's flagship university has issued a self-critical report of its own racism and lack of diversity.

RNS Closing Budget — Friday, February 19, 2021

By Ron Ribiat — February 19, 2021
NEWS BRIEF RNS-SanFrancisco-Priest: San Francisco priest, dies after testing positive for COVID-19 (RNS) — A priest at a San Francisco church, that has been been temporarily closed in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak, died after he and two other priests had contracted the virus. The Rev. Bob Stein, who served at Saints Peter & […]

Brian McLaren says there’s a good reason your beliefs stopped working

By Jana Riess — January 5, 2021
People who doubt their faith often get the “you are not wanted here” message from their religion, says author Brian McLaren. After the anger and loss, is there room for them to build a different kind of faith?

The religious word of the year: COVIDOLOGY

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 29, 2020
Is COVID-era faith a Nehru jacket? Or a Brooks Brothers suit that simply needs a new tie?

Pope Francis to visit Iraq in March, COVID-19 pandemic permitting

By Frances D'Emilio — December 7, 2020
Pope Francis to make his first overseas trip in more than year, if COVID allows.

Utah is the most generous U.S. state, study finds

By Jana Riess — November 17, 2020
Since approximately three out of five residents of Utah are Mormons, it makes sense that Utah would perform well in the measures about financial generosity and volunteering.

Five charged in toppling of Junipero Serra statue in northern California

By Alejandra Molina — November 16, 2020
(RNS) — Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said protesters who have toppled Serra statues 'will be held accountable' for the first time.

Father McGivney, founder of Knights of Columbus, hailed as a ‘model for any age’ ahead of beatification

By Claire Giangravé — October 31, 2020
(RNS) — McGivney’s concern for working class and immigrant families and individuals motivated his decision to create the Knights of Columbus in 1882 as a fraternal association of Catholic faithful committed to helping each other in times of need.

Amy Coney Barrett nomination fight leaves progressive Catholics feeling unseen

By Alejandra Molina — October 12, 2020
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — This week's Senate hearings may center Barrett's conservative faith, which is strongly anti-abortion and opposed to same-sex marriage, as ‘true Catholicism.’

A dissenting Catholic community in California helps Latinos cope with COVID-19’s disparities

By Alejandra Molina — October 9, 2020
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — In Southern California, one support system has been the community of Mision Cristo Rey, a small corporation of Latino congregations in the greater Los Angeles area.

Donald Trump’s twisted interpretation of ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ is killing Americans

By Jana Riess — September 18, 2020
Norman Vincent Peale's classic hasn’t aged particularly well, but it deserves to be remembered more fondly than Trump’s denial of reality ensures it will be.

RNS Opening Budget — Friday, September 18, 2020

By Religion News Service — September 18, 2020
NEWS STORY RNS-Sekulow-History: Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow and family hope ‘Bald Beagle’ will teach God and country history (RNS) — A Christian legal nonprofit run by Trump lawyer and his family are planning a Muppets-style kids show to teach they call true U.S. history, which they say is under attack. By Bob Smietana. 600 words. […]

Being a good guy with a gun is what God wants, say ‘sheepdog’ evangelicals

By Jack Jenkins — September 15, 2020
(RNS) — John Correia, a pastor turned security consultant, says that being a good guy with a gun can be a godly way to prevent violence and protect the innocent.
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