Faiths

Dan Busby, longest-serving president of evangelical financial watchdog, dies at 81
By Adelle M. Banks — September 29, 2022
(RNS) — Busby conducted hundreds of on-site compliance reviews of churches and other ministries aligned with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
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In sacred Brazil dunes, critics see evangelical encroachment
By Associated Press — September 29, 2022
(AP) — Afro Brazilian religious groups see a public works project at the Abaete dunes as an attempt to Christianize yet another public space, part of evangelicals’ rising influence in the country’s halls of power.
For many Mormons who question, Faith Matters is a spiritual lifeline
By Jana Riess — September 29, 2022
(RNS) — With a podcast, a magazine, a publishing imprint and a major in-person gathering in Salt Lake City in October, the young Faith Matters organization is on the move.
Iranian women are hoping their renewed protests will end differently this time
By The Conversation — September 29, 2022
(The Conversation) — Iran's Islamic revolution made clear that it would put an end 'fun'. It has also targeted women's freedom.
Survey: Confederate memorials still divide Americans and religion is a big predictor
By Yonat Shimron — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — Majorities of Protestants, Catholics and Mormons support efforts to preserve Confederate monuments and memorials, a PRRI survey finds.
Hindu advocates sue California, arguing bans on caste discrimination misrepresent beliefs
By Richa Karmarkar — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — At the crux of the HAF lawsuit is the question of whether caste is inherently tied to Hindu dharma.
I wear hijab. I also respect any woman who chooses not to.
By Dilshad Ali — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — Iran’s ‘morality police’ focus on the hijab not to enforce Islam but to target vulnerable women.
As a country we’re in need of healing. Here’s how Shabbat can help.
By Aliza Kline — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — The ancient Jewish ritual of Shabbat, especially Friday night dinners, can help young adults navigate the obstacles to well-being.
Interfaith group hosts Hill briefing on Christian nationalism
By Jack Jenkins — September 28, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘Another word for this growing Christian nationalism movement is fascism,’ said author and lawyer Wajahat Ali.
Poor People’s Campaign asks Congress to vote on wages, voting rights before midterms
By Adelle M. Banks — September 28, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The letters were the latest plea for policy change by the movement modeled after the original Poor People’s Campaign started by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Jewish word that no one uses anymore
By Jeffrey Salkin — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — A word that comes straight out of the Jewish moral vocabulary list. Sometimes, it is about our own families.
Church’s use of anti-porn ‘shameware’ ignites Christian debates over sex and sin
By Jacob Lupfer — September 27, 2022
(RNS) — We need to be careful about how we outsource our accountability.
Moscow patriarch: Russian war dead have their sins forgiven
By Associated Press — September 27, 2022
(AP) — The assertion, made on Sunday, ratchets up Moscow Patriarch Kirill's already staunch support for Russia's war on Ukraine.