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Photos of the Week: Diego Maradona; Kashmiri Muslims

By Kit Doyle — November 27, 2020

(RNS) — This week’s selection includes the death of former Argentine soccer superstar Diego Maradona, Kashmiri Muslims commemorating a Sufi saint and more.

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Scandal-plagued Catholic hospital’s story reads like a guide to Vatican turmoil

By Claire Giangravé — November 23, 2020

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — A tale of mismanagement and corruption that typifies the financial scandals currently swirling around the church.

Tom Hanks, Joanne Rogers to raise money to rebuild Tree of Life Synagogue site

By Yonat Shimron — November 19, 2020

(RNS) — The site at which 11 Jews were shot to death two years ago will be razed or rehabilitated in a plan that will include a memorial.

Rachel Held Evans’ father on his daughter’s final days and the ongoing impact of her life

By Maina Mwaura — November 17, 2020

(RNS) — ‘I was her dad, and was proud to be so. I didn’t try to put the brakes on Rachel. Controversial issues were hers to play out,’ Peter Held tells RNS in an exclusive interview a year and a half after his daughter’s death.

Trump divided the nation and their church, experts say, but evangelical fans have few regrets

By Bob Smietana — November 13, 2020

NASHVILLE (RNS) — Despite his defeat in the recent presidential election, supporting President Trump has been a boon to many evangelical Christians. Will political gains undermine their ability to minister to their neighbors?

Trump evangelical advisers back voting challenges but stop short of alleging fraud

By Jack Jenkins — November 11, 2020

(RNS) — The Rev. Tony Suarez said he is ‘realistic that Joe Biden may in fact be our next president’ and said he hoped Biden would listen to evangelicals.

Vatican’s McCarrick report: Three popes looked the other way on sex abuse claims

By Claire Giangravé — November 10, 2020

(RNS) — According to the report, four U.S. bishops lied to the Vatican regarding allegations against McCarrick.

Across America, Muslims are becoming a fixture on the disaster relief landscape

By Aysha Khan — November 9, 2020

(RNS) — Muslim American philanthropies are increasingly turning their volunteer efforts to emergency relief projects in the U.S.

‘It took a long time to get here’: Mauree Turner becomes Oklahoma’s first Muslim lawmaker

By Alejandra Molina — November 6, 2020

(RNS) — The 27-year-old Black, nonbinary community organizer said she has heard from many who ‘didn’t feel like they had a place in politics.’

Raphael Warnock, heir to MLK’s pulpit, heads for runoff for Georgia Senate seat

By Paul O'Donnell, Adelle M. Banks — November 3, 2020

(RNS) — The pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, once co-pastored by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., now faces incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

7 religious voter trends to look for on Election Day

By Jack Jenkins — November 2, 2020

(RNS) — How and where faith-oriented voters could swing the vote.

Photos of the Week

By Kit Doyle — October 30, 2020

(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes a variety of pilgrimages, a folk saint in Guatemala and more.

After Nice attacks, Pope Francis and French Catholics call for peace with Muslims

By Claire Giangravé — October 29, 2020

(RNS) — ‘The Catholic community in France must not give in to sterile anger,’ said one French lay church leader, ‘but must also have the courage to name and denounce evil.’

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