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Noemi Amezcua, left, works to recruit potential foster families for FosterAll outside St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, a parish within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019. RNS photo by Heather Adams

Need to know: Monday, July 8, 2019

Faith Partners & Fostering

Foster mother of more than 100 children works to recruit Latino families

The county's family services agency funds recruitment efforts in faith communities, Latino Catholics in particular, to make sure local children in need find a home that is a good cultural fit. More from Religion News Service

End of Tenure

Amy Butler, first female pastor of The Riverside Church, to step down

The Rev. Amy Butler, the first female pastor to lead the Riverside Church in New York City, is parting ways with the historic, progressive Christian church. More from Religion News Service

Folk Saint

Despite deaths of its chief promoters, Mexican cult of Santa Muerte prospers

The image of death has loomed over Mexican music, dance and literature for centuries. A new addition is the cult of Santa Muerte, which has become increasingly popular in the past two decades. More from Religion News Service

Teaching Tournament

‘Greatest hymn’? Sacred song enthusiasts vote in ‘madness’ tournament

Will it be 'Holy, Holy, Holy!'? Or how about 'How Great Thou Art?' Or one of six others in the Elite Eight that were announced on Tuesday? More from Religion News Service

Martini Judaism

Saying kaddish for Mad magazine

Alfred E. Neuman was Jewish. Wasn’t he? Jeffrey Salkin writes. More from Religion News Service

Critical Training

Religion in school can be complicated. So teachers went to class.

For six days, Montgomery teachers of all grade levels tour some of the Washington area’s religious institutions, from a Muslim mosque to a Sikh gurdwara to a Jewish synagogue. More from The Washington Post🔒




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