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Stanford’s Latter-day Saints players share life experiences

By Janie Mccauley — November 26, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The homesickness and depression began to overwhelm Houston Heimuli about four months into his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Away from his family for the first time, the gesture of a stranger in his congregation made all the difference in keeping him going. A man in […]

Prayer apps are flooding the market, but how well do they work?

By Dorian Llywelyn — November 26, 2021

(The Conversation) — A scholar of Christian spirituality argues that prayers are meant to bring together a faith community – something apps aren’t likely to achieve.

‘Praying to the West’ offers look at America’s diverse Muslim communities

By Joseph Hammond — November 25, 2021

(RNS) — Omar Mouallem’s new book looks at 13 mosques across North and South America and how Muslims developed their identity on the continents.

What’s on America’s Thanksgiving menu? Start with religious diversity.

By Monique Parsons — November 25, 2021

(RNS) — This year, invite your guests to share the stories of their diverse faiths.

Hope ‘renewed in a just God’: Faith leaders react to guilty verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery murder

By Alejandra Molina — November 24, 2021

(RNS) — Greg McMichael, son Travis McMichael and neighbor William ‘Roddie’ Bryan were all convicted of murder after jurors deliberated for about 10 hours.

In time for Hanukkah, archaeologists reveal battle-scarred stronghold against Maccabees

By Michele Chabin — November 24, 2021

(RNS) — ‘The stories of the Maccabees are coming to life before our eyes,’ said one member of the group that excavated the site.

Native America has lessons for surviving an apocalypse, says Choctaw elder and Episcopal priest

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 24, 2021

(RNS) — The Rev. Steven Charleston talked to Religion News Service about his new book, ‘Ladder to the Light,’ and what Native America has to teach others about climbing out of darkness.

Pastor who approved of marital rape removed from Seventh-day Adventist Church

By Yonat Shimron — November 24, 2021

(RNS) — Burnett Robinson will no longer be allowed to serve as pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

On a second COVID-19 Thanksgiving, how to find room for thanks

By Beth Kissileff — November 24, 2021

(RNS) — We can’t always immediately see the possibilities for growth that come out of a negative situation.

Portland’s season of unrest rekindled after Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

By Grant Stringer — November 24, 2021

(RNS) — This time, national and local faith leaders have organized largely peaceful protests.

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