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Indigenous Mormons struggle to balance pride in the faith with LDS history

By Diana Kruzman — January 11, 2022
(RNS) — Some are calling out historical injustices the church has carried out against Native Americans, even as others find their faith empowering.

Hundreds sign petition asking ACNA for ‘survivor-centric’ abuse investigation

By Kathryn Post — January 11, 2022
(RNS) — Ten alleged survivors have declined to participate in the investigation, citing concerns.

Growing old with grace and kindness: The life and lives of Sidney Poitier

By Greg Garrett — January 11, 2022
(RNS) — Sir Sidney Poitier changed the film world on the way to changing the larger world.

Muslims in interfaith bonds are proliferating. Imams willing to marry them are not.

By Sara Badilini — January 10, 2022
(RNS) — One out of five Muslims is in an interfaith relationship, surveys suggest. But few imams are willing to conform the traditional Muslim wedding ceremony to their needs, couples say.

How American couples’ ‘inter-Hindu’ marriages are changing the faith

By Murali Balaji — January 10, 2022
(RNS) — The couples marrying and raising the next generation now are redefining what it means to be Hindu in America.

Reformed Church in America splits as conservative churches form new denomination

By Kathryn Post — January 7, 2022
(RNS) — Some who remain in the RCA are concerned for the small, nearly 400-year-old denomination’s survival.

Interfaith vigil in DC gathers for second year, part of citywide Jan. 6 observances

By Jack Jenkins — January 6, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Rev. Karen Brau, pastor of Luther Place, told the small crowd gathered in the melting snow that despite the harassment they experienced a year prior, the faith leaders never stopped their prayerful witness.

Remembering Jan. 6 on its ‘anniversary’ is not enough

By Cheryl Townsend Gilkes — January 6, 2022
(RNS) — The frightening realities exposed on that day should have our constant attention.

I was put up for ‘auction’ by Hindu extremists in India

By Amina Kausar — January 6, 2022
(RNS) — Indian Muslim women have been fighting the misogyny of Hindu extremism for years.

Jan. 6: A timeline in prayers

By Jack Jenkins — January 6, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — These are some of the prayers said in and around the Capitol that day, collected by Religion News Service from videos, public documents, interviews and news reports.

Anti-vaxxism is the latest in America’s esoteric religions

By Mark Silk — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — As opposed to the exoteric religion of public health.

Violence isn’t the only way Christian nationalism endangers democracy

By Samuel L. Perry — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — The threat of voter suppression is perhaps more destructive because its influence is more subtle and its effects more consequential.

BSA bankruptcy plan misses mark in vote by abuse claimants

By Randall Chase — January 5, 2022
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A preliminary voting report in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy indicates the group’s reorganization plan has failed to win the desired support from tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children. The report, filed late Tuesday night, shows 73% of 53,888 valid ballots were cast […]

Deconstruction is a valid Christian practice. Ask Martin Luther.

By Andre Henry — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — Deconstruction has long been seen as a healthy expression of Christian faithfulness.

Rabbi wounded in synagogue shooting sentenced for fraud

By Associated Press — January 5, 2022
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A rabbi who was badly wounded in a deadly antisemitic attack at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Southern California was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in federal prison for running a multimillion-dollar donation fraud, authorities said. Yisroel Goldstein, 60, also was ordered to pay about $2.8 million in restitution. He […]
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