So you’ve been asked to officiate a wedding? Five pieces of advice from the pros
(RNS) — Chances are increasingly likely if you attend the wedding of a couple under 30 years old, their officiant won’t be a person of the cloth but someone who’s close to the couple.
Human rights is on Blinken’s agenda in India. Can he make it stick?
(RNS) — If we are going to be partners, we have to hold India to the standards we expect from ourselves.
CDC researcher Susan Hillis on how people of faith can support COVID orphans
(RNS) — ‘Faith communities are really good at doing this, walking with people through adversity until they get out the other side,’ she said.
During Disability Pride, Religious institutions still behind on accessibility
(RNS) — The Americans with Disabilities Act was a watershed moment for civil rights law, yet religious entities remain exempt from ADA requirements.
White House announces new religious affairs leaders, first Muslim religious freedom ambassador
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Biden will nominate Rashad Hussain, who served in other roles under the Obama administration, as his U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
Fasting may have become a health fad, but religious communities have been doing it for millennia
(The Conversation) — A scholar of religion explains what those who fast for health and fitness can learn from religious traditions for a sustained, deeper and lifelong practice.
Brutal killing spotlights violence against women in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — ‘The epidemic of sexual crimes and violence against women in Pakistan is a silent epidemic. No one sees it. No one is talking about it.’
Who is behind The Pillar, the newsletter rocking the Catholic Church?
(RNS) — Why is a Catholic Substack causing so much controversy?
AME Zion leader Staccato Powell removed as bishop after facing financial accusations
(RNS) — ‘The Trial Committee recommended Bishop Staccato Powell be disrobed, meaning Bishop Staccato Powell would no longer be recognized as consecrated to the office of Bishop,’ read trial minutes.
State finds LA public school district kept millions of federal funds from Catholic schools
(RNS) — Los Angeles Unified School District ‘has failed to provide equitable services to (archdiocesan) schools,’ state officials said in the report.