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Pope to lawmakers: Climate change requires quick consensus

By Frances D'emilio — October 11, 2021
The pope addressed parliamentarians who were in Rome for a preparatory meeting before the U.N's annual climate conference, which begins in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 31.
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NIH head Collins steps down, led fight against cancer, COVID

By Dino Hazell — October 5, 2021
Collins said he was ‘grateful and proud of the NIH staff and the scientific community, whose extraordinary commitment to lifesaving research delivers hope to the American people and the world every day.’

Pope Francis, faith leaders call for action ahead of COP26 climate summit

By Claire Giangravé — October 4, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis and global faith leaders joined forces on Monday at the Vatican in an interreligious appeal for urgent action for the environment.

Young evangelicals to host Capitol Hill rally for climate action

By Kathryn Post — September 23, 2021
(RNS) — ‘The best time to work on climate justice was 10 years ago, but the second-best time is now,’ said an organizer of the rally.

LDS medical students revolutionize studying in the name of their faith

By Kathryn Post — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — ‘We want to help others ... because we feel that that’s what our savior would do if he was in our position,’ said one of the founders.

Jeannie Gaffigan hosts panel urging Catholics to get COVID-19 vaccines

By Renée Roden — September 1, 2021
(RNS) — Gaffigan collaborated with Loyola Marymount University to host a panel on Tuesday (Aug. 31) directed specifically at Catholic audiences and featuring several Catholic medical experts.

Antisemitic and anti-Muslim content is flourishing on TikTok, report finds

By Alejandra Molina — August 27, 2021
(RNS) — The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based nonprofit that tracks extremism online, released a report Aug. 24 that found TikTok 'operates as a new arena for violence-endorsing, hateful ideologies.'

For atheists, the idea of aliens seems real. Religious people doubt it.

By Bob Smietana — August 23, 2021
(RNS) —  A new study finds that atheists think there just might be aliens out there. Evangelicals are not so sure.

The climate apocalypse is real, and it is coming

By Thomas Reese — August 10, 2021
(RNS) — Concern for the environment can no longer be an optional or secondary aspect of Christianity. It must be central to who we are as Christians.

Some praise, some doubts as Facebook rolls out a prayer tool

By Holly Meyer — August 9, 2021
(AP) —  Facebook already asks for your thoughts. Now it wants your prayers.

Charismatic TikTok divided over praying in tongues

By Renée Roden — August 3, 2021
(RNS) — ‘I think words are not the greatest at describing the sensation. It’s being filled, it’s being baptized. It’s a little mysterious,' said one TikToker.

The Pegasus Project surfaces a new era of oppression for people of faith. Here’s what should be done.

By David Curry — August 3, 2021
(Open Doors) — Of the 10 governments that reportedly purchased the tool, all have known histories of human rights violations and have repeatedly demonstrated their desire to suppress dissent.

CDC researcher Susan Hillis on how people of faith can support COVID orphans

By Emily McFarlan Miller — July 30, 2021
(RNS) — 'Faith communities are really good at doing this, walking with people through adversity until they get out the other side,' she said.
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