Never make predictions about the Jews
By Jeffrey Salkin — March 21, 2023
(RNS) — An American Jewish sage tried to predict Judaism, 2025. You’ll be surprised at what he got right — and wrong.
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Ukraine’s Hare Krishnas survive war by Zoom and serving neighbors
By Tori Luecking — March 20, 2023
(RNS) — Many of the estimated 15,000 Hare Krishnas who call Ukraine home have continued their daily practice and serve their neighbors, even as several temples have been damaged or destroyed and their communities scattered.
The lesson of Silicon Bank: Regulations protect good businesses as well as consumers
By Thomas Reese — March 20, 2023
(RNS) — Libertarian capitalists are hypocrites. They hate government regulations, but when they are in trouble, they expect the government to bail them out.
Bitter infighting threatens Kenya’s Methodist Church
By Fredrick Nzwili — March 20, 2023
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — At the center of a controversy that has been unfolding since 2015 is Presiding Bishop Joseph Ntombura.
Johnny Hunt, disgraced former SBC pastor, sues denomination he once led
By Bob Smietana — March 18, 2023
(RNS) — In a court filing, Hunt admitted kissing and fondling another pastor's wife but says the incident was consensual and private and should not have been made public in a major 2022 report.
Across the country, a push to observe Muslim holidays in school calendars
By Alejandra Molina — March 17, 2023
(RNS) — Efforts to designate Eid as a school holiday are driven by students, and not just in schools with large Muslim populations.
London property scandal was a ‘Via Crucis,’ says archbishop at Vatican trial
By Junno Arocho Esteves — March 17, 2023
ROME (RNS) — 'If the Lord fell three times, we fell six times,' said Venezuelan Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra during his testimony at the 51st session of the Vatican financial trial.
Another religious leader marks 10 years of trying to find peace on LGBTQ
By Jacob Lupfer — March 17, 2023
(RNS) — Can the Archbishop of Canterbury hold the Anglican Communion together?
Texas judge in abortion pill case is a conservative favorite
By Associated Press — March 17, 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk is a former attorney for a Christian legal group and was appointed by President Donald Trump.
US tribes get bison as they seek to restore bond with animal
By Associated Press — March 17, 2023
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — About a half-dozen of the animals from Colorado will form the nucleus of a new herd for the Yuchi people south of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Catholic system pulls out of Connecticut hospital merger
By Associated Press — March 17, 2023
PUTNAM, Conn. (AP) — The proposed merger had raised concerns about the fate of reproductive health in the mostly rural region.
NY diocese facing flood of lawsuits files for bankruptcy
By Associated Press — March 17, 2023
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Albany diocese is dealing with a deluge of lawsuits dating to when New York temporarily suspended the statute of limitations on childhood abuse.
Divine dilemma: Who gets God’s nod in March Madness?
By Mark I. Pinsky — March 16, 2023
(RNS) — If two Christian schools’ fans pray for victory, which one gets God’s favor?