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Report: Megachurches continue to grow and diversify, steer clear of politics

By Bob Smietana — October 29, 2020

(RNS) — A look at megachurches over the past five years finds that most have grown larger and more diverse and become less likely to call themselves evangelical.

For many who lost loved ones to COVID-19, this Day of the Dead will be a time of healing

By Alejandra Molina — October 29, 2020

(RNS) — As COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted U.S. Latinos, many will be celebrating the virus’ victims on Day of the Dead altars.

Rabbis are training to protect the vote and quell postelection violence

By Jack Jenkins — October 29, 2020

(RNS) — ‘We’re very much hoping that all of the preparation is for naught, but we’d rather be prepared than not,’ said Rabbi Jill Jacobs.

After Nice attacks, Pope Francis and French Catholics call for peace with Muslims

By Claire Giangravé — October 29, 2020

(RNS) — ‘The Catholic community in France must not give in to sterile anger,’ said one French lay church leader, ‘but must also have the courage to name and denounce evil.’

Pope Francis on civil unions: Another step toward common ground with the LGBTQ movement

By Alphonso David, James Martin — October 29, 2020

(RNS) — Underlying the pope’s support for gay civil unions is his own long history decrying homophobia and calling for LGBTQ people to be treated with respect and dignity.

In 2020, ‘nonexistent’ Catholic vote will be crucial — again

By Thomas Reese — October 29, 2020

(RNS) — It’s not who Catholics are or what they believe, but where they are and their enthusiasm for voting.

Senator Mike Lee’s just one example. Mormon men still like Donald Trump.

By Jana Riess — October 29, 2020

(RNS) — Mike Lee’s fawning comment comparing Donald Trump to a Book of Mormon hero reveals a fault line among U.S. Latter-day Saints.

3 dead in attack at French church; country on high alert

By Lori Hinnant — October 29, 2020

PARIS (AP) — It was the third attack in two months in France that authorities have attributed to Muslim extremists.

Jerry Falwell Jr. announces lawsuit against Liberty University over his ouster

By Bob Smietana — October 29, 2020

(RNS) — Falwell alleges that an individual supported by foes of President Donald Trump made false claims against him.

Kamala Harris talks about her own faith and how it might influence a Biden-Harris White House

By Maina Mwaura — October 28, 2020

(RNS) — In an email Q&A, the vice presidential nominee shows how she thinks about the government’s role in protecting people of faith and ensuring religious freedom.

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