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Tish Harrison Warren, a rising star in Christian spiritual writing

By Jana Riess — February 26, 2021

(RNS) — Tish Harrison Warren’s willingness to merge personal vulnerability with deep theological reflection has made her one of the most promising Christian spiritual writers of her generation.

Seeing Pope Francis in the Argentine priest made a cardinal 20 years ago

By Charles C. Camosy — February 26, 2021

(RNS) — The ideas Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio carried with him to Rome have become the pillars of his papacy.

There was a time reparations were actually paid out – just not to formerly enslaved people

By Thomas Craemer — February 26, 2021

(The Conversation) — This time the benefits would go to the Black descendants of the enslaved, not to enslavers and their offspring.

In US Capitol attack, America’s violent gun culture finally reached its source

By Simran Jeet Singh — February 26, 2021

(RNS) — Gun violence is not an issue that can be solved through legislation alone; it will require moral and religious efforts as well.

The pope’s Iraq visit will make headlines. Can it make life better for religious minorities?

By Knox Thames — February 26, 2021

(RNS) — A sense of foreboding plagues efforts to return Christians and Yazidis to their homelands.

Texas church helps mosque damaged after snowstorm

By Joseph Hammond — February 25, 2021

(RNS) — The church’s gesture has brought condemnation from talk radio hosts who chided the Methodists in a segment that included Islamophobic rhetoric.

Why a Catholic journalist is urging the church to engage Black Lives Matter

By Alejandra Molina — February 25, 2021

(RNS) — In her book, ‘Birth of a Movement,’ Olga Marina Segura highlights how the Black Lives Matter movement ‘is the secular version of our Catholic social teaching.’

The creeping radicalization of white evangelicals

By Doug Pagitt — February 25, 2021

(RNS) — Our faith itself is not to blame. But evangelicals need to take a hard look at the other influences on our community.

United Methodists reschedule meeting — and decision on splitting — again

By Emily McFarlan Miller — February 25, 2021

(RNS) — In the meantime, bishops have called for another special session.

On Joss Whedon, cancel culture and the Bible

By Jana Riess — February 25, 2021

(RNS) — I won’t be torching my Harry Potter books or throwing my Buffy DVDs on a bonfire. I’d have to throw my Bible to the flames as well.

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