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Pope keeps German archbishop criticized over abuse scandal

By Associated Press — September 24, 2021

(AP) — A report found 75 cases in which eight high-ranking officials neglected their duties to either follow up on, report or sanction cases of alleged abuse by clergy and lay officials.

After months of protests, Poor People’s Campaign requests meeting with Biden

By Jack Jenkins — September 23, 2021

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The group’s co-chair, the Rev. William Barber II, preached at Biden’s inaugural prayer service but has challenged the president on the Senate filibuster.

Pope Francis reins in Catholic movements after flood of abuse cases

By Claire Giangravé — September 23, 2021

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Francis said the Vatican is conducting a study, given the growing number of abuse cases in Catholic lay and religious movements.

Gen Z is keeping the faith. Just don’t expect to see them at worship.

By Josh Packard, Casper ter Kuile — September 23, 2021

(RNS) — Young people’s trust in religious institutions is low, but trust in relationships with religious people is still extremely high.

Young evangelicals to host Capitol Hill rally for climate action

By Kathryn Post — September 23, 2021

(RNS) — ‘The best time to work on climate justice was 10 years ago, but the second-best time is now,’ said an organizer of the rally.

Pence hopeful the Supreme Court will restrict abortion in US

By Vanessa Gera, Balazs Kaufmann — September 23, 2021

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Speaking to a forum devoted to demographics and family values, Pence praised how abortion rates have fallen under Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

How the Satanic Temple is using ‘abortion rituals’ to claim religious liberty against the Texas’ ‘heartbeat bill’

By Joseph P. Laycock — September 23, 2021

(The Conversation) — The Satanic Temple, a nontheistic group, is invoking the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to challenge Texas’ new anti-abortion law.

Muslim groups boycott Hilton over bulldozed Xinjiang mosque

By Joseph Hammond — September 23, 2021

(RNS) — ‘They decided to put profit over values, they decided to put their own bottom line over human rights and values,’ said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

When I became Jewishly woke

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 23, 2021

(RNS) — Jewish rights. Human rights. They go together like Russian on corned beef.

Timothy Stewart, Progressive National Baptists’ international president, dead at 64

By Adelle M. Banks — September 23, 2021

(RNS) — ‘He was the first President from the International Region in Progressive’s 60 year history,’ his denomination said.

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