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How Black people and Jews are bound together in ‘great replacement’ theory

By Yonat Shimron — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Dozens of pages of the Buffalo shooter's manifesto are devoted first to Blacks and then to Jews, replete with photos, drawings, graphs and caricatures.
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With new solo album, Sonny Singh comes full circle

By Simran Jeet Singh — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Activist and musician Sonny Singh's first solo album blends politics, music and Sikh faith.

Pope to visit Canada to apologize for Indigenous abuses

By Frances D'emilio — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — The Vatican on Friday announced that Francis will head to Canada on July 24 and visit Edmonton, Quebec and Iqaluit, a small town in that country's far north.

Minority Hindu Kashmiris protest killing of community member

By Aijaz Hussain — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Scores of the region’s minority Hindus, locally known as Pandits, took to the streets, blocking roads and demanding that Rahul Bhat's killers be brought to justice.

Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation – and trust – from Indigenous societies

By John Ziker — May 13, 2022
(The Conversation) — Traditional ecological knowledge, or TEK, can encompass science, medicine, ecology, religion and culture – and help protect the environment.

Jordan’s King Abdullah, custodian of holy sites, meets US Christian leaders

By Daoud Kuttab — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — Reconfirming the status quo in Jerusalem will require some hard diplomacy and a lot of goodwill.

Catholic cardinal, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

By Associated Press — May 11, 2022
HONG KONG (AP) — The arrests were apparently related to their roles as trustees of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which provided legal aid to people who took part in 2019 pro-democracy protests that were quashed by security forces.

Now in spotlight, Dubai Jews struggle for public synagogue

By Isabel Debre — May 11, 2022
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Plans to build a permanent sanctuary for Dubai's fast-expanding congregation have sputtered to a standstill, Jewish leaders say.

The Global COVID-19 Summit left children off its agenda. The church should not.

By Albert L. Reyes — May 9, 2022
(RNS) — More than 5 million children have lost a primary or secondary caregiver to COVID-19.

Oberammergau Passion Play enters a new era

By Noam E. Marans and Peter A. Pettit — May 9, 2022
(RNS) — Oberammergau is no longer a capital of antisemitism.

Taliban divisions deepen as Afghan women defy veil edict

By Kathy Gannon — May 8, 2022
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) —Hardliners and pragmatists among the Islamist rulers have avoided open confrontation but sharper restrictions, such as a recent decree that all women must be entirely covered, are deepening divisions.

Pope decries divisions caused by old-school liturgy fans

By Frances D'emilio — May 8, 2022
ROME (AP) — Francis pressed his papacy’s battle against traditionalists, whose prominent members include some ultra-conservative cardinals.

Faith-based NGOs are helping Ukraine’s children. Now we have to prove it.

By Brian Peterson — May 6, 2022
(RNS) — Faith-based aid groups need to prove the effectiveness of their holistic approach to caring for refugees.
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