Faiths

Parent like your religion depends on it
By Jana Riess — April 21, 2021
"Successful religious parents don’t just drop their kid off at church and then expect someone there will take care of everything," says researcher Amy Adamczyk. Instead, they lead by example.
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Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict might be an exodus for America
By Paul O'Donnell — April 21, 2021
(RNS) — Chauvin's verdict is an opportunity for the liberation of all Americans.
US Sikh community traumatized by yet another mass shooting
By Paul O'Donnell — April 21, 2021
(RNS)— The motive for last week's rampage is still unclear, but Sikh community leaders believe more must be done to combat the bigotry and violence they have suffered for decades.
Russia, China, Myanmar recommended for State Department list of religious freedom violators
By Adelle M. Banks — April 21, 2021
(RNS) — The U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom highlighted atrocities against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar’s military, persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses by Russia’s government and China’s detention of millions of Uighurs and other Muslims.
At scene of LA’s 2020 protests, faith leaders gather to praise Chauvin verdict
By Alejandra Molina — April 20, 2021
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — ‘I don’t even think we know how to react. I’m numb,’ said one speaker about the outcome of Derek Chauvin’s trial.
Seattle Pacific University faculty vote no confidence in board over LGBTQ exclusion
By Yonat Shimron — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — Approved by 72% of the faculty, the April 20 vote was the latest in a series of escalating clashes between faculty, students and the school’s governing board over its refusal to hire LGBTQ people.
Minnesota churches caught in standoffs between protesters and police
By Jack Jenkins — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — At least two congregations have found themselves at the center of standoffs between police and racial justice demonstrators over the past week, both in Brooklyn Center.
In wake of Chauvin trial, what can faith leaders learn from the Rodney King LA riots?
By Roxanne Stone — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — As we anticipate reactions to the the Derek Chauvin verdict, we only have to look back to Los Angeles in 1992 to know what to do and what not to do. The Rev. Cecil L. Murray wrote the playbook for this situation.
Faith leaders praise Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdicts, acknowledge work ahead
By Adelle M. Banks — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — Religious leaders and faith-based organizations reacted swiftly to the verdicts.
Bystanders in a digital age: The heroes of the Derek Chauvin trial
By Roxanne Stone — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — Idleness is, in many ways, no longer an option now that most onlookers carry in their pockets small, handheld instant-justice machines that can make star witnesses out of 9-year-olds.
Beth Allison Barr wants Christians to know where ‘biblical womanhood’ comes from (it’s not the Bible)
By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — The author and historian talked to Religion News Service about where the idea of biblical womanhood comes from, what she believes the Bible actually has to say about the role of women and what it will take for things to change.
California date farmers lean into Ramadan season’s spike in sales
By Joseph Hammond — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — With the number of Muslims growing in the United States, dates sold at Ramadan have become a major focus of date growers' business.
Of terror and testimonies: Living through the Derek Chauvin trial
By Roxanne Stone — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — I want to know the things we lost are not greater than the things we hold on to.