Faiths

Rainbow struggle playing out on sidelines of World Cup
By Associated Press — November 26, 2022
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The emirate, where gay sex is illegal, faced intense scrutiny in the run-up to the tournament regarding the safety and inclusion of LGBTQ visitors.
Drive-by shooting injures 2 at funeral at Nashville church
By Associated Press — November 26, 2022
Far-right Ben-Gvir to be Israel’s national security minister
By Associated Press — November 26, 2022
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Vatican court hears secret recording of pope on hostage fees
By Associated Press — November 25, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican tribunal weighing a financial fraud case heard a secret recording of Pope Francis about the Holy See’s payments to free a nun held hostage by al-Qaida-linked militants.
Hong Kong court convicts Cardinal Zen, 5 others over fund
By Associated Press — November 25, 2022
HONG KONG (AP) — While the cardinal has not yet been charged with national security-related charges, he was charged with failing to properly register a fund aimed at helping democracy protestors.
Pope links plight of Ukrainians today to Stalin’s ‘genocide’
By Associated Press — November 24, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pontiff's willingness to call the starvation of Ukrainians 90 years ago a “genocide,” and his linking it to Ukrainian deaths today, marked a sharp escalation in papal rhetoric against Russia
With searches, Ukraine focuses suspicions on Orthodox clergy
By Associated Press — November 24, 2022
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An investigation of a centuries-old monastic complex in Ukraine’s capital has underscored Ukrainian authorities' suspicions about some Orthodox Christian clergymen they see as loyal to Russia.
Pope Francis IDs successor to conservative Providence bishop
By Associated Press — November 24, 2022
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Most Reverend Richard G. Henning is the new coadjutor bishop of Providence, will likely succeed the conservative Bishop Thomas Tobin.
The simple faith of gathering together and giving thanks
By Jacob Lupfer — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — These hymns ring loud in my consciousness long after the other trappings of devotion have fallen away.
Vineyard USA founder’s widow, board members sue breakaway Anaheim pastors, alleging fraud
By Bob Smietana — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — A pair of California pastors say God told them to lead the Anaheim Vineyard out of its home denomination. Former board members say the pastors committed fraud to do that. At stake is $62 million in assets.
What does healing look like to survivors of the US Indian boarding school system?
By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — ‘A big aspect of the healing is going to be a sincere, heartfelt apology by the different denominations that participated,’ said one survivor.
This Thanksgiving, give thanks for refugees
By Darcy Hirsh — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — Let us be grateful — with words and actions — for the refugees who have helped make this country what it is.
A biography of Ruth Bell Graham explores an icon of evangelical womanhood
By Yonat Shimron — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — Graham opposed the women’s rights movements even as she benefited from some of its gains by becoming a public figure sought after as a speaker and writer in her own right.
Prayers go on, sometimes out of sight, in prep football
By Associated Press — November 23, 2022
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan (AP) — In Michigan, some teams with multiple religions represented on their rosters have found ways for everyone who wants to participate to do so if they wish.
Clinging to ancient faith, India tribes seek religion status
By Associated Press — November 23, 2022
GUDUTA, India (AP) — Tribal groups have held protests in support of giving Sarna Dharma official religion status ahead of the upcoming national census.