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Albuquerque Muslims help bid to keep killings suspect jailed
By Associated Press — August 12, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Syed was arrested late Monday more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from his Albuquerque home.
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Albuquerque killings send fear through Islamic communities
By Associated Press — August 8, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Earlier this week, police confirmed that local detectives and federal law enforcement officers were looking for possible ties among the separate crimes.
Nicaragua police investigating bishop critical of government
By Associated Press — August 8, 2022
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The police statement Friday said the investigation would include a number of people and warned that they would not be allowed to leave their homes while the investigation was carried out.
Russell Moore named Christianity Today editor, Lynn Vincent to lead World Magazine
By Bob Smietana — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — Moore joined Christianity Today after resigning as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Vincent is co-author of 11 books.
Wisconsin megachurch pastor Stuart Briscoe, lifelong broadcast evangelist, dies at 91
By Riley Farrell — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — His Wisconsin church remains the largest in the state, and his media ministry, 'Telling the Truth,' continues to broadcast online and on the radio.
Pope promotes Vatican nurse credited with saving his life
By Associated Press — August 5, 2022
ROME (AP) - “A nurse, a man with a lot of experience, saved my life,” Francis told the COPE radio of the Spanish bishops' conference in the months after his surgery.
In Sri Lanka, Buddhist monks’ involvement in protests raises familiar questions
By Haley Barker — August 4, 2022
(RNS) — The connection between monks and political figures has reportedly diminished some monks’ respectability.
Tom Cornell, Catholic worker and Dorothy Day lieutenant, dies at 88
By Patrick O'Neill — August 3, 2022
(RNS) — An author and lecturer, Cornell spent his life promoting nonviolence, conscientious objection and the Catholic 'Works of Mercy' that represent the core values of the Catholic Worker Movement.
Eli Evans, chronicler of Southern Jewish life, laid to rest
By Yonat Shimron — July 29, 2022
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — He described Jewish life in the South in loving, nostalgic terms.
EXPLAINER: What’s behind the storming of Iraq’s parliament?
By Associated Press — July 29, 2022
BAGHDAD (AP) - Wednesday's storming of parliament came after al-Sadr's Tehran-backed political rival, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, nominated a pro-Iran politician to be Iraq's new leader.
Lawyers say church caused suffering for Abe’s alleged killer
By Associated Press — July 29, 2022
TOKYO (AP) - The church has been flooded by harassing phone calls, it says, including death threats.
Ron Sider, evangelical activist who wrote ‘Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger,’ dies at 82
By Bob Smietana — July 28, 2022
(RNS) — Sider was known for his outspoken support of social justice and decades of activism.
Norman Lear, Jewish thinker
By Jeffrey Salkin — July 28, 2022
(RNS) — Norman Lear understood Jewish values, perhaps even more than he recognized.