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Ramadan and Eid came back to mosques this year, but home prayer rooms are here to stay

By Tasmiha Khan — May 2, 2022
(RNS) — During the pandemic, many Muslim families set aside special areas in their houses for prayer and decorated them accordingly.
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With ‘Christian cannabis,’ a pastor is promoting the spiritual side of marijuana

By Diana Kruzman — March 29, 2022
(RNS) — Craig Gross believes he can convince Christians to give getting high a try.

Amid book bans, Muslim authors, parents advocate for children’s books representing Islam

By Tasmiha Khan — February 21, 2022
(RNS) — For some Muslim children's book authors, the recent book bans have highlighted the need for schools to de-escalate diversity as a hot-button issue.

In Oaxaca, Indigenous farmers mourn Catholic activist who championed their rights and rituals

By Magdalena Rojo — February 16, 2022
(RNS) — Carmen Santiago Alonso showed that ‘an Indigenous church and the church with a feminine spirit is possible,’ said a Catholic priest at her funeral.

Houses of worship grapple with the future of their online services

By Diana Kruzman — February 14, 2022
(RNS) — Two years into the pandemic, more religious institutions are asking themselves what a hybrid approach can and should look like.

Rain gardens are a practical, ecological and theological solution for houses of worship

By Sara Badilini — February 9, 2022
(RNS) — A common environmentally friendly solution to flooding, rain gardens satisfy a common theological thread running through many faiths.

How the Capitol attacks helped spread Christian nationalism in the extreme right

By Jack Jenkins — January 26, 2022
(RNS) — For many in the right-wing extremist fringe, Christian nationalism is becoming a shared language.

Indigenous Mormons struggle to balance pride in the faith with LDS history

By Diana Kruzman — January 11, 2022
(RNS) — Some are calling out historical injustices the church has carried out against Native Americans, even as others find their faith empowering.

Women are finding new ways to influence male-led faiths

By Thalia Plata and Emily Costello — January 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — Three female academics discuss how women are forging new pathways in faith leadership throughout religions that traditionally have been patriarchal.

Muslims in interfaith bonds are proliferating. Imams willing to marry them are not.

By Sara Badilini — January 10, 2022
(RNS) — One out of five Muslims is in an interfaith relationship, surveys suggest. But few imams are willing to conform the traditional Muslim wedding ceremony to their needs, couples say.

Since Jan. 6 attacks, spiritual leaders unify to combat Christian nationalism

By Alejandra Molina — January 7, 2022
(RNS) — The Jan. 6 insurrection of the U.S. Capitol drew recent attention to the phenomenon of Christian nationalism, but religious and spiritual leaders acknowledge its existence long before that.

How anti-Muslim bias on campus harms students’ education

By Tasmiha Khan — December 28, 2021
(RNS) — Some students and their advocates say anti-Muslim bias is as much a problem as discrimination against other ethnic or racial groups.

How COVID-19 has made the lives of aspiring clergy more daunting

By Camille Daniels — December 27, 2021
(RNS) — The increasing stressors of being a pastor in a pandemic are affecting how many seminarians are thinking about their mental health and their careers.
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