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Doctor who fought church gunman remembered as kind protector
By Associated Press — May 19, 2022
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — It was no surprise to friends and colleagues that John Cheng spent his final moments saving others by rushing a gunman who fired on a Southern California church
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Buddhist views on suicide examined after climate activist self-immolated on Earth Day
By Ira Rifkin — April 27, 2022
(RNS) — Buddhism does not categorically reject suicide, though its approval is very limited. 
Why celebrities have a moral responsibility to help promote lifesaving vaccines
By The Conversation — April 20, 2022
(The Conversation) — An ethicist argues that choices made by celebrities could impose unjustified risk of harm on others.
Why Vance Pitman, megachurch pastor, resigned as top leader at his Las Vegas church
By Bob Smietana — April 19, 2022
(RNS) — The former megachurch pastor hopes to focus on helping church planters, especially in the American West.
An American rabbi went to help Ukrainian refugees. But he hoped to find his cousins.
By Michele Chabin — April 12, 2022
(RNS) — ‘I knew that finding them would be like finding a needle in a haystack,’ said Rabbi David Wilfond.
Fox News host Shannon Bream explores flawed families of biblical women
By Kathryn Post — April 8, 2022
(RNS) — Her new book, 'The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak,' examines their faithful and dysfunctional relationships.
Why I miss Estelle Harris. Even her voice.
By Jeffrey Salkin — April 5, 2022
(RNS) — Estelle Harris deserves ‘serenity now.’
America is exceptional — in its addiction to violence and war
By Shane Claiborne — April 4, 2022
(RNS) — It's been 55 years, but Martin Luther King's historic speech, 'Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,' rings out as true as ever. To our shame.
Disinviting Alice Walker is not cancel culture
By Avi Shafran — April 4, 2022
(RNS) — We cannot shrug at antisemitic conspiracy theories — especially coming from a celebrated human rights advocate.
My Ukrainian teacher
By Mark Silk — March 31, 2022
(RNS) — And why his work matters at the present moment.
Hillsong pastor Brian Houston resigns after revelations of indiscretions with women
By Roxanne Stone — March 23, 2022
(RNS) — In a statement posted on its website Wednesday, the board said it had accepted Houston's resignation and acknowledged 'there will be much emotion at this news.'
Russian Orthodox eye expansion in Africa, maybe Turkey as well
By Tom Heneghan — March 22, 2022
(RNS) — Sanctions that have threatened the Russian economy, experts say, could also put the brakes on any expansion by the Russian church.
Franklin Graham, Russia and the ‘Moralist International’
By Mark Silk — March 21, 2022
(RNS) — The war in Ukraine has made strange bedfellows of the international religious right.