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Jewish LGBTQ nonprofit will fund Yeshiva University clubs as school halts them

By Kathryn Post — September 20, 2022
(RNS) — The move comes days after the university halted student groups to avoid recognizing the YU Pride Alliance.

April trial set for man charged in synagogue massacre

By Associated Press — September 20, 2022
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The long-delayed capital murder trial of Robert Bowers in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will begin in April, a federal judge has ruled.

‘Fifth Little Girl’ of 1963 Klan bombing reunites with nurse

By Barnett Wright — September 20, 2022
(AP) — On Sept. 15, Birmingham commemorated the explosion that proved to be a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement, became a catalyst for change in the United States, and ultimately prompted global efforts for equality and human rights.

Hasidic nonprofit brings shoes to greet asylum-seekers arriving in NYC from Texas

By Kathryn Post — September 19, 2022
(RNS) — 'It’s like a little pop-up Ellis Island,' said Alexander Rapaport, whose Jewish nonprofit volunteers at a triage center at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Yeshiva University halts clubs amid high court LGBTQ ruling

By Associated Press — September 19, 2022
NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this week that ordered the school to recognize an LGBTQ student group, Yeshiva University officials said on Friday that they will halt all undergraduate student club activity.

National Conservatism Conference puts the best and worst of the GOP on display

By Jacob Lupfer — September 17, 2022
(RNS) — Conservatism may have something to say about important issues, but it will need more worthy messengers.

Southern governors sending migrants north face a crisis of faith

By Jonathan Merritt — September 16, 2022
(RNS) — It’s getting harder for a politician to adhere to Christian morals and get elected president.

Ken Burns’ documentary busts myth that Americans didn’t know about Nazi atrocities

By Yonat Shimron — September 16, 2022
(RNS) — The series, which debuts Sunday (Sept. 18), shows Americans heard on the radio and read in the newspapers about Nazis' rising hostility to Jews, culminating in the Final Solution.

How ‘Vacation Interfaith School’ helped build connections in Maryland

By Liz Kineke — September 16, 2022
(RNS) — A camp like this one not only emphasizes a shared understanding among those of different faiths (or none), but it also has a way of breaking down silo walls.

How St. Louis churches are revealing the disparities in the air we breathe

By Britny Cordera — September 15, 2022
(RNS) — Congregations in St. Louis are working with local scientists to monitor the air quality in communities affected by industrial pollution.

Poll: Jewish voters are highly motivated and concerned about American democracy

By Yonat Shimron — September 15, 2022
(RNS) — Abortion is a driving issue, especially among younger Jews, but the threat to the future of democracy appears to be an even larger issue in the Jewish Electorate Institute poll.

SCOTUS says Yeshiva University must recognize LGBTQ club as legal battle continues

By Kathryn Post — September 15, 2022
(RNS) — Yeshiva University must first pursue relief through the state courts before the Supreme Court can intervene.

He planned to bomb a mosque. New film recounts how the plan took an unexpected turn.

By Yonat Shimron — September 14, 2022
(RNS) — The 30-minute film tells the story of Richard 'Mac' McKinney, a former Marine who hatched a disturbing plot.

What are pigs for?

By Charles C. Camosy — September 14, 2022
(RNS) — The answer can be found in the Bible.

Fuller Theological Seminary names first Black president

By Yonat Shimron — September 13, 2022
(RNS) — David Emmanuel Goatley, an associate dean at Duke Divinity School, will replace Mark Labberton, who announced he was stepping down from the Pasadena, California, seminary last year.
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