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Can DeSantis break Trump’s hold on the religious right?

By Jacob Lupfer — March 30, 2023
(RNS) — It’s a time for choosing.
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Once behind bars, a pastor advocates for giving released prisoners a clean slate

By Eleonora Francica — March 29, 2023
(RNS) — Having overcome his own prison record, Seventh-day Adventist pastor Aaron Chancy is lobbying state officials in New York to approve the Clean Slate Act.

Study: Religious attendance dips slightly after pandemic

By Yonat Shimron — March 28, 2023
(RNS) — The study found the share of U.S. adults who generally say they attend religious services at least once a month dropped from 33% in 2019, before the COVID-19 outbreak, to 30% in 2022.

Weeping in Nashville

By Scott Sauls — March 28, 2023
(RNS) — A Nashville pastor contemplates the ‘why?’ of this week’s shooting.

Faith-based volunteers show up to help after Mississippi tornadoes

By Bob Smietana — March 27, 2023
(RNS)— Faith-based groups often play a key role in cleaning up after disasters and with long-term rebuilding.

‘Purple church’ pastors mull leadership strategies in polarizing times

By Yonat Shimron — March 27, 2023
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (RNS) — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina held a leadership forum to help pastors figure out how to speak out without alienating half of their members.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft campaigns against antisemitism

By Deepa Bharath — March 27, 2023
(AP) — A $25 million “Stand Up to Jewish Hate” campaign launched Monday by the 81-year-old billionaire through his Foundation to Combat Antisemitism aims to raise awareness nationwide about soaring incidents of antisemitism online and in person.

COVID-19 sent houses of worship online. Will congregations come back in person?

By Ryan Burge — March 24, 2023
(RNS) — Religious leaders can find concern and comfort in a survey about attendance at worship early in the pandemic.

Amid crisis and political feuds, hope abounds in East Palestine

By Kathryn Post — March 24, 2023
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (RNS) — ‘We have this chance to build something new,’ said the Rev. Fritz Nelson, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church in East Palestine.

When making exceptions for Ramadan is no longer the exception

By Dilshad Ali — March 23, 2023
(RNS) — Ramadan is at last becoming baked into American life, and yeah, it feels good.

Antisemitism spiked in 2022, but physical assaults were few, ADL reports

By Yonat Shimron — March 23, 2023
(RNS) — The majority of the incidents reported in the 2022 audit constituted antisemitic harassment.

Survey: Catholic biblical literalists more likely to have anti-Jewish views

By Jack Jenkins — March 23, 2023
(RNS) — Researchers said the findings showcase a lack of understanding about U.S. Catholics regarding church teaching.

The Southern Baptist Convention’s coming ‘Great Ejection’

By Curtis W. Freeman — March 22, 2023
(RNS) — Will this summer’s SBC annual meeting make Christian history?
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