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Adam Greenway resigns as Southwestern Seminary president
By Bob Smietana — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — In resigning, Greenway said he was unprepared for the enormity of the 'legal and financial realities' facing the seminary.
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Don Hinkle, longtime conservative Missouri Baptist editor, has died
By Bob Smietana — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — The longtime editor of The Pathway was known for his bowties, outspoken politics and his championing of conservative Southern Baptists.
Study: More than 3/4 of Republican evangelicals want US declared a Christian nation
By Bob Smietana — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — While some Christian groups would like the US government to make their faith the official religion of the US, a new poll shows most Americans know that would be unconstitutional.
Photos of the Week: Queen Elizabeth II funeral; Iranian unrest
By Kit Doyle — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, unrest in Iran after the death of a young woman and more.
Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document
By Associated Press — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — Academics confirmed the parchment was from The Beauvais Missal, used in the Beauvais Cathedral in France, and dated to the late 13th century.
Hundreds demand cancellation of Japanese ex-leader’s funeral
By Associated Press — September 23, 2022
TOKYO (AP) — Opposition to the state funeral has grown in part because of politicians’ close ties to the Unification Church.
White House: GOP abortion ban would mean a nationwide crisis
By Associated Press — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — Vice President Kamala Harris urged Democratic attorneys general at a meeting in Milwaukee to keep fighting for abortion rights in the states.
Still recovering from Maria, Puerto Rico’s Catholics assess Fiona’s blow to church buildings
By Kathryn Post — September 22, 2022
(RNS) — Just as Catholics made progress on repairing a few dozen of the 1,000 Catholic buildings damaged by Maria, Hurricane Fiona swept in.
Rabbis for human rights group launches think tank to push liberal Jewish ideas
By Yonat Shimron — September 22, 2022
(RNS) — The think tank aims to provide a counterpoint to the growing prominence of conservative-leaning Jewish public policy platforms.
March for Martyrs plans DC rally with Enes Freedom to focus on religious persecution
By Adelle M. Banks — September 22, 2022
(RNS) — Including a speaker with Freedom’s religious background sends a message about the need to build bridges between Christians and Muslims, said organizer Gia Chacón.
As pagans celebrate autumn equinox, some question why Mabon is its symbolic deity
By Heather Greene — September 22, 2022
(RNS) — While the Mabon, like the other seven sabbats on the Wheel, is informed by older agricultural practices, its name is not so old.
Gen Z Hindu Americans reckon with faith and politics
By Richa Karmarkar — September 21, 2022
(RNS) — For Hindu American students looking to practice their faith absolved of politics, there is a distinct lack of places to turn.
Inspired by Pope Francis, graffiti artist brings pop message to young people in Assisi
By Claire Giangravé — September 21, 2022
(RNS) — Graffiti artist Mauro Pallotta channels Pope Francis’ ‘irresistibly pop’ energy to challenge society and the economy in his latest art show.