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So you’ve been asked to officiate a wedding? Five pieces of advice from the pros

By Renée Roden — July 30, 2021
(RNS) — Chances are increasingly likely if you attend the wedding of a couple under 30 years old, their officiant won’t be a person of the cloth but someone who’s close to the couple.
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Three of the most mistranslated words in Scripture — according to TikTokers

By Renée Roden — July 14, 2021
(RNS) — Explaining the nitty-gritty details of ancient Greek and Hebrew may not seem like viral content, but on TikTok, it’s algorithm fire.

Americans are as divided as ever, and religion is the wedge

By Mark Silk — July 2, 2021
That's a critical take-away from the latest report from the Pew Research Center.

Dr. Anthony Fauci named 2021 Humanist of the Year

By Kathryn Post — July 1, 2021
(RNS) — The American Humanist Association awarded the honor to Fauci for embodying humanist values in the global fight against COVID-19.

RNS News Quiz: Pastor scandals and televangelist lawsuits

By Emily Churchill — June 26, 2021
(RNS) — Test your knowledge of the week's current events in the world of religion.

RNS News Quiz: Singing in church and atheists who watch Fox News

By Emily Churchill — May 29, 2021
(RNS) — Test your knowledge of the week's current events in the world of religion.

Republicans and Democrats switch sides on religion vs. science

By Carol Kuruvilla — May 25, 2021
(RNS) — Mistrust of the scientific community is affecting the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. But research suggests the religion and science debate wasn’t always this divisive.

Biden White House officials hold first meeting with atheist, secular groups

By Adelle M. Banks — May 17, 2021
(RNS) — The May 14 meeting followed previous meetings representatives of the secular community had with the Obama administration in 2010 and 2013.

I have faith: A secular response to tragedy

By Tzemah Yoreh — May 7, 2021
(RNS) — God won’t help us, but faith can. Not faith in any higher power, but faith in ourselves, in the collective power of humanity to effect change for the better.

Bob Abernethy, host and founder of ‘Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly,’ dies at 93

By Adelle M. Banks — May 3, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It has been a great privilege to report the many ways people of faith worship and serve others,’ he said as the show concluded.

Global pressure mounts for Nigerian atheist’s release after year in detention

By Fredrick Nzwili — April 30, 2021
(RNS) — The 37-year-old Bala, who recanted his Muslim faith in 2014, has faced numerous death threats and harassment, according to Humanist International.

Faith leaders praise Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdicts, acknowledge work ahead

By RNS staff — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — Religious leaders and faith-based organizations reacted swiftly to the verdicts.

The hollowing out of American religion

By Mark Silk — April 5, 2021
(RNS) — Its consequences for American politics are hard to exaggerate.
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