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Brazil’s Catholic bishops raise their voices against mining on Indigenous land

By Eduardo Campos Lima — May 16, 2022
SAO PAULO (RNS) — The damage from mining projects goes beyond deforestation, the bishops say. The effects include death from disease and higher rates of murder and sexual assault.
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Department of Interior releases first report detailing US Indian boarding schools

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — The Roman Catholic Church and a number of Protestant denominations are beginning to investigate their own roles in those boarding schools.

Bishop Vashti McKenzie to lead National Council of Churches for next two years

By Adelle M. Banks — May 10, 2022
(RNS) — McKenzie succeeds Jim Winkler, who left the ecumenical organization on Jan. 31.

Grove City faculty say college is facing a ‘fight for the soul’

By Kathryn Post — May 9, 2022
(RNS) — A new report on critical race theory only added fuel to the dispute that has engulfed the Christian college.

Survey: White evangelicals oppose abortion; all other religious groups support it

By Yonat Shimron — May 6, 2022
(RNS) — US religions have wide-ranging opinions on legality of abortion. But most support legal abortion.

For red-state clergy who back abortion rights, losing Roe is a call to action

By Bob Smietana and Alejandra Molina — May 4, 2022
(RNS) — A new version of the Clergy Consultation Service, which helped women get abortions before Roe v. Wade, may be organized in response to abortion rights restrictions.

Roe v. Wade: Faith leaders react to leaked SCOTUS opinion

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — Religious views of abortion are not as monolithic as many may believe.

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.

Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr holiday with joy, worry

By Kathy Gannon, Mariam Fam, and Niniek Karmini — May 2, 2022
CAIRO (AP) — This year, Muslims around the world are observing Eid al-Fitr in the shadow of a surge in global food prices exacerbated by the war in Ukraine.

ELCA Lutherans mark 35th anniversary amid calls to expand beyond European roots

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 29, 2022
(RNS) — The denomination, born on April 30, 1987, remains one of the whitest in the country.

Marjorie Taylor Greene feuds with conservative Catholics over ‘Satan’ remarks

By Jack Jenkins — April 28, 2022
(RNS) — ‘She needs to apologize to Catholics immediately,’ said Bill Donohue of the Catholic League. ‘She is a disgrace.’

French Muslims vote for ‘whoever spits in their face least’

By Tom Heneghan — April 27, 2022
PARIS (RNS) — France’s Muslim minority, estimated at about 8% of the 68 million population, became one of the main issues in the presidential election.

Interfaith Trolley offers inspiration and a whirlwind tour of religion in America

By Bob Smietana — April 26, 2022
(RNS) — A convergence of major religious holidays led the way to a day of interfaith fellowship and education.
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