Faiths

5 things you need to know from the ELCA Churchwide Assembly
By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 12, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio (RNS) — The denomination's first meeting since the pandemic saw the election of the first Asian American vice president, as well as support for the #Landback movement and a long-awaited apology.
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Synagogue of judge who approved Trump’s search warrant cancels Shabbat service
By Yonat Shimron — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — The vitriol against Reinhart is part of an escalation of antisemitic animus propelled by Trump's fervent supporters.
Republicans keep mostly mum on calls to make GOP ‘party of Christian nationalism’
By Jack Jenkins — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — 'When they fail to speak out against this, they're surrendering the future of their party to the Marjorie Taylor Greenes of the world,' said Brian Hughes of American University's Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab.
75 years after India’s independence, a lost generation recovers its Hindu faith
By Paul O'Donnell — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — Indian Hindus who grew up after independence have never fully processed the trauma of colonialism.
Cómo una congregación latina en California se encontró en el centro del ajuste de cuentas racial de la ELCA
By Alejandra Molina — August 12, 2022
Los líderes de la denominación, que es 96% blanca, dicen que se esfuerzan por "convertirse en una iglesia multiétnica y multicultural" mientras lidian con las acusaciones de racismo.
Albuquerque Muslims help bid to keep killings suspect jailed
By Associated Press — August 12, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Syed was arrested late Monday more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from his Albuquerque home.
Indiana Rep. Walorski’s work called “mission” during funeral
By Associated Press — August 12, 2022
GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke about Walorski’s work as a Christian missionary in Romania with her husband, as the director of a local humane society and as a television news reporter before entering politics.
You support BDS? I’m quitting your fan club!
By Jeffrey Salkin — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — 'It's only rock 'n' roll, but I like it.' Not always. Not when they don't like me.
Imam Mohamed Magid appointed to international religious freedom commission
By Adelle M. Banks — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — The former president of the Islamic Society of North America and current co-president of Religions for Peace has played a key role in numerous declarations and dialogues.
Getting hip to Dimes Square Catholicism is the latest way to own the libs
By Jacob Lupfer — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — Rome, packaged as a trend item for the trust-fund literary set, will never win converts.
Overturning Roe wasn’t a win for faith. Kansas was.
By Jamie Manson — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — The vote showed that the anti-abortion movement is really about white privilege and political power. 
In his debut country album, Rhett McLaughlin breaks up — with God
By Riley Farrell — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — The ‘Good Mythical Morning’ comedian goes on a spiritual deconstruction journey in his album, ‘James and the Shame.’
Reckoning with their history, Lutherans issue declaration to Indigenous peoples
By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 11, 2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio (RNS) — The largest Lutheran denomination in the United States shared its Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to American Indian and Alaska Native People for the first time in person Wednesday (Aug. 10) at its triennial Churchwide Assembly in Columbus, Ohio.