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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 Lindsay Whitehurst — 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 Thomas Peipert — 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 Michael Hill — 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?

‘City of Faith’ exhibit celebrates South Asian religion in NYC

By Kathryn Post — March 16, 2023

NEW YORK (RNS) — A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York suggests the city can’t be understood without religion.

Preemptive Love Coalition to merge with Search for Common Ground

By Bob Smietana — March 16, 2023

(RNS) — The merger ends a year of uncertainty for the charity, which sees relief work as a form of peacemaking,

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