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Naked and unashamed: Christians strip down at a South Texas nudist community

By Jeremy Lindenfeld — June 28, 2022
(RNS) — Public nudity may seem antithetical to the modesty often promoted by churches, but to Christian naturists, the two go hand in hand.
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Antisemitism monitor lands in Saudi Arabia on first official trip

By Yonat Shimron — June 27, 2022
(RNS) — Deborah Lipstadt said she wanted to raise awareness of antisemitism in the Persian Gulf region, which is predominantly Muslim.

A study of Jewish LA finds a growing and diverse community

By Alejandra Molina — June 27, 2022
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — 'What happens here, and is cutting edge here, will lead the cultural evolution of Jewish life across the country,' said Noah Farkas, chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

This Pride Month, Catholic Church shows clear, if subtle, shifts toward LGBTQ welcome

By Claire Giangravé — June 27, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — From welcoming trans women at the Vatican to promoting LGBTQ outreach around the world, some advocates say Pope Francis has created a space for inclusion without fear.

Lawsuit against McLean Bible, David Platt dismissed

By Bob Smietana — June 27, 2022
(RNS) — The dispute at McLean is part of a larger 'woke war' among evangelicals.

In Lebanon, how to say ‘I do’ sparks fierce debate

By Associated Press — June 27, 2022
BEIRUT (AP) — In Lebanon, an on-again, off-again debate over whether such civil marriages may be held inside the country, and for whom, is contentious and mired in religious and political entanglements.

After Roe’s demise, clergy lead faithful in praise, laments

By David Crary and Holly Meyer — June 27, 2022
(AP) — Views on abortions are not just polarizing within denominations; the divisions span the religious landscape.

Florida judge hears arguments on state’s new abortion law

By Anthony Izaguirre — June 27, 2022
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Planned Parenthood is among those seeking a temporary emergency injunction to stop the law. A Florida synagogue also sued.

Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games

By Jessica Gresko — June 27, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — The case forced the justices to wrestle with how to balance the religious and free speech rights of teachers and coaches with the rights of students not to feel pressured into participating in religious practices.

JD Hall, Pulpit & Pen founder, ‘disqualified’ from ministry by Montana church

By Bob Smietana — June 26, 2022
(RNS) — In the past, Hall's church, a fundamentalist congregation that opposes critical race theory, had stood behind its controversial pastor.

Evangelist Nick Hall: Christians have become ‘loud about everything but Jesus’

By Adelle M. Banks — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Hall remains dedicated to big-event evangelism and is leading Together '22 in Dallas this weekend, hoping to draw tens of thousands in person.

‘Blessing of Elders’ lauds 7 Black Christian luminaries at Museum of the Bible gala

By Adelle M. Banks — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — ‘I believe the 21st century will see the Black church lead the way to hope and healing in a deeply divided nation,’ said the Rev. A.R. Bernard.

For the religious right, a victory 50 years in the making

By Yonat Shimron and Jack Jenkins — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — A mighty coalition comprising mostly conservative Catholics, evangelical Christians and Mormons grounded its theological aims in the language of human rights and played its politics unrelentingly.
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