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After award win, Christian romance novel draws criticism for ‘romanticized genocide’ of Native Americans

By Emily McFarlan Miller — August 2, 2021

(RNS) — ‘At Love’s Command,’ this year’s winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Vivian Award for best romance with religious or spiritual elements, has stirred controversy.

John Lewis’ co-author talks faith, voting rights and their new graphic novel, ‘Run’

By Adelle M. Banks — August 2, 2021

(RNS) — ‘The lesson I hold with me most from John Lewis and his life and his example is that you have to be persistent,’ said Andrew Aydin.

New initiative seeks to get Muslims to the golf course

By Joseph Hammond — August 2, 2021

(RNS) — For Amir Malik, there’s a close tie between the values of golf — especially honesty and integrity — and his faith.

Expert in faith-based disaster management new leader of Homeland Security center

By Adelle M. Banks — August 2, 2021

(RNS) — Marcus T. Coleman, the former interim director of the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships from 2017 to 2018 and a special assistant for it from 2013 to 2016, starts his new role on Monday (Aug. 2).

The untidiness of Marie Kondo’s eclectic spirituality

By Kaitlyn Ugoretz — August 2, 2021

(RNS) — Kondo describes aspects of her spiritual brand as inspired by Shinto, but the ideal KonMari lifestyle is presented as one in which we adopt and adapt whatever practices ‘feel right.’

For US teen Buddhist lama, it’s faith, school, football

By Luis Andres Henao — August 2, 2021

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Jalue Dorje, 14, has spent much of his life training to become a monk, memorizing sacred scriptures, practicing calligraphy and learning the teachings of Buddha.

‘Outing’ of priest shines light on power — and partisanship — of Catholic media

By Peter Cajka — August 2, 2021

(The Conversation) — An article that used geolocation data to place a priest at gay bars raises questions over journalistic ethics, and shines a light on the Catholic media landscape.

Bishop: Albany diocese covered up priest abuse for decades

By Associated Press — August 2, 2021

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — About 300 lawsuits have been filed against the Albany diocese under a state law that allows people until Aug. 14 to sue over sexual abuse they say they endured as children, sometimes decades ago.

A modern heroine fights antisemitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 1, 2021

(RNS) — If I had posters of heroes and heroines on my wall, Deborah Lipstadt would be there.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Hindu pilgrimages and car prayers

By Jessi Dodge — July 30, 2021


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