Faiths

Poet Cavafy remains an unlikely symbol of Greek culture in Egypt
By Joseph Hammond — September 20, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (RNS) — He was born and died in Alexandria, Egypt, then home to a large Greek community that began immigrating to Egypt in the 19th century. Writing primarily in Greek and little published during his lifetime, Cavafy's works have been translated into more than 40 languages.
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Pope Francis wants to disrupt church hierarchies, but for women it may not be enough
By Claire Giangravé — September 20, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis’ vision of synodality hopes to change how decisions are made in the Catholic Church, but women wonder if they will have a say.
Sukkot is the Jewish holiday that teaches us the joys of doing without
By Paul O'Donnell — September 20, 2021
(RNS) — Living in a hut teaches us that what we really have is not what we own, but what we are.
Why Jonah is a prophet for our time
By Mark Silk — September 20, 2021
(RNS) — When the unwilling prophet blames God for his woes, God answers by trolling Jonah.
Vatican City enforces mandates for vaccines, COVID-19 test
By Claire Giangravé — September 20, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — To enter Vatican City, people will have to present a Green Pass, the certification used in Italy to avoid the spread of the pandemic, or any international equivalent.
Christian author Josh McDowell apologizes for comments about Black, minority families
By Bob Smietana — September 19, 2021
(RNS) — At a meeting of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the popular Christian author and speaker denounced critical race theory as one of several 'global epidemics' threatening Christians.
Trump is gone, but Muslim federal workers say reforms are still needed
By Joseph Hammond — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Muslim Americans in Public Service has published a set of 12 recommendations to improve working conditions for Muslims in public service.
Ahead of right-wing rally, Washington DC churches ask for extra police protection
By Jack Jenkins — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Black Lives Matter signs belonging to churches in the area were torn down and set on fire by Proud Boys in December 2020.
Tammy Faye, a double whammy of Christian love, wins in the end
By Roxanne Stone — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — A new film captures her interior world but doesn’t fully explain her ingenuity and power.
A pope, two rabbis and a new concern about supersessionism
By Paul O'Donnell — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Both traditions are still learning how to speak to one another about their self-understandings.
She spent three years in church sanctuary. A new documentary tells her story.
By Yonat Shimron — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — Espinal, who is married and has three adult children, had been living in the United States since she was 16.
Base booster or blasphemy? Bible-quoting pro-Trump billboard raises eyebrows in Georgia
By Paul O'Donnell — September 17, 2021
(RNS) — The ad, comparing Trump to Jesus, disappeared a few days later, leaving behind a flurry of confusion and outrage.
NY governor vows to fight lawsuit over vaccine mandate
By Associated Press — September 17, 2021
A group of Christian health care practitioners argue that New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is unconstitutional.