Liberty University shake-ups continue as Falwell Jr.’s son leaves post as VP
(RNS) — Trey Falwell was a vice president of university operations at the evangelical Christian school.
Is magic immoral? It played a role in the development of early Christianity
DMX was my John the Forerunner
Sikhs mark toned-down holiday amid continuing virus concerns
LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — U.S. Sikhs are holding toned-down Vaisakhi celebrations, joining people of other faiths in observing holidays cautiously this spring due to COVID-19.
Ramadan fasting isn’t about hunger. It’s about living mindfully.
(RNS) — As you fast from what is ordinarily permissible, you learn to fast from what is prohibited at all times.
How complementarianism became part of evangelical doctrine
(The Conversation) — The belief that God assigned gender roles formed in response to the women’s liberation movement.
I love all Jews — even the ones I don’t like
(RNS) — We Jews are a small people, but we are a large family.
How the Supreme Court found its faith and put ‘religious liberty’ on a winning streak
(The Conversation) — Prioritizing religious liberty claims over health and bias concerns, the conservative majority has skewed the concept.
Trial date set in sexual abuse case against La Luz del Mundo leader Naasón Joaquín García
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A Superior Court judge ordered the trial date for García to begin Sept. 27, according to the California attorney general’s office and a statement from La Luz del Mundo.
For interfaith couples, Ramadan can deepen ties to faith and each other
(Interfaith America) — Ramadan can be an opportunity for Muslims in interfaith relationships to introduce their partners to the core beliefs and teachings of Islam.
Hillsong to ‘pause’ operations at Dallas campus, citing leadership failures
(RNS) — New revelations about the former Dallas pastors as well as pandemic woes have led the global behemoth to announce a shuttering of the Dallas location for now.
High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship
(AP) — In November, the high court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard-hit by the virus.
Islamic leaders battle misconception about vaccines, fasting
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Islamic leaders are using social media, virtual town halls and face-to-face discussions to spread the word that it’s acceptable to be vaccinated for the coronavirus during Ramadan.
Seventh and final Plowshares member sentenced to prison for nuclear base break-in
(RNS) — Mark Colville was part of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 who broke into a naval base on April 4, 2018. DePaul University in Chicago announced last month it would recognize the group with a Christian nonviolence award.
Thank you, Howard Thurman: Remembering an American spiritual master
(RNS) — On the anniversary of Thurman’s death, it’s worth recalling how this towering figure moved on a very human level.