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A new documentary takes a deep dive into the ancient and modern practice of Sabbath

By Yonat Shimron — May 22, 2023
(RNS) — Martin Doblmeier's latest documentary takes viewers to various religious communities to illustrate their Sabbath practices.

One in 4 US Mormons has thought about leaving the LDS Church, study shows

By Jana Riess — May 19, 2023
(RNS) — PRRI's findings showed Latter-day Saints were some of the most religious — but often uncertain — believers.

Extending a financial lifeline, Episcopal Church credit union launches in the Bronx

By Meagan Saliashvili — May 19, 2023
NEW YORK (RNS) — 'Most of us are not wealthy,' said one local resident. 'It’s impossible for us to get a loan from the commercial banks. So the only opportunity is to go to the loan sharks,' where the interest charged is 'overwhelming,' she said.

Tim Keller, retired New York megachurch pastor and bestselling author, dies at 72

By Bob Smietana — May 19, 2023
(RNS) — The success of Keller's Redeemer Presbyterian Church in the heart of New York City as well as his bestselling books made him one of the most influential evangelicals in the US.

Tim Keller, influential author and pastor, receiving hospice care at home

By Bob Smietana — May 18, 2023
(RNS) — Keller, founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2020.

Anger management and guns

By Phyllis Zagano — May 18, 2023
(RNS) — Anger is clearly at the root of our mass shootings.

UK report finds Britons’ lack of faith knowledge deeply disturbing

By Catherine Pepinster — May 18, 2023
LONDON (RNS) — More than half of those surveyed for the report said they believe that freedom of religion is under threat in the U.K.

Why California’s caste discrimination bill is itself discriminatory

By Suhag Shukla — May 17, 2023
(RNS) — Existing nondiscrimination laws apply to caste, and to everyone. Let’s let them do their job. 

Poll: Religious attendance is shrinking but those who remain are happy

By Yonat Shimron — May 16, 2023
(RNS) — In the PRRI study, 57% of Americans say they seldom or never attend religious services. Among those who do, 89% said they were proud to be associated with their congregation.

The Nation of Islam: A brief history

By Joseph R. Stuart — May 16, 2023
(The Conversation) — The civil rights leader Malcolm X was famously part of the Nation of Islam until his break from the group in 1964. What is the history behind this small but influential religious movement?

The Navy needs more chaplains

By Gregory N. Todd — May 15, 2023
(RNS) — All three sea services want and need more chaplains — but the recruiting deficit is extreme.

Co-workers could bear costs of accommodating religious employees in the workplace if Supreme Court tosses out 46-year-old precedent

By Debbie Kaminer — May 15, 2023
(The Conversation) — The Supreme Court appears poised to change the definition of ‘undue hardship’ so that employers have to accommodate more of workers’ religious requests.

North Carolina clergy demonstrate against legislature’s new abortion limits

By Yonat Shimron — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — Their aim was to signal that not all Christians oppose abortion. A new state bill bans abortion after 12 weeks, down from the current 20.

DeSantis’ lack of God-talk signals a shift in Republican politics

By Jacob Lupfer — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — Can anyone win the 2024 nomination of the 'religious party,' without speaking directly to religious voters?

Hebrew school enrollment plunges dramatically in new report

By Yonat Shimron — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — The enrollment plunge may be another sign of declining American religious affiliation affecting American Jews as well.
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