In Oregon, churches and anti-fascists unite to provide mutual aid to fire evacuees and others in need
(RNS) — Mutual aid groups are partnering with churches to set up donation drives and tent distribution centers with hygiene kits, school supplies, clothing and food.
Four young people of different faiths move into a home together, then a pandemic happens
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Hadar Cohen, Ala’ Khan, Maya Mansour and Jonathan Simcosky were selected to move into the Abrahamic House, a co-living and co-creating space in the Koreatown neighborhood of LA.
Warning: Your piety might be dangerous to your health
(RNS) — Religion should be making the world better. Get with the program, people.
‘Border Church’ and ‘Border Mosque’ team up for prayer service
SAN DIEGO (RNS) — After praying together for months at the U.S.-Mexico border, local Muslims and Christians will host an interfaith, binational prayer service on Sunday (Oct. 27) at Friendship Park, where families separated by immigration status have gathered to share time.
Christians urge California governor to veto bill for abortion pill access at colleges
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — If signed into law, the ‘College Student Right to Access Act,’ or SB 24, would take effect in January 2023. Newsom has until Sunday to make a decision.
‘Only God can do that’: How Nebraskans are reconciling faith and flooding
LINCOLN, Neb. (RNS) — Here’s a look at how a few Nebraska communities — Christian, Yazidi and Ponca — are reconciling their faiths with the devastating floods that have swept across the Midwest.
Governor convicted of blasphemy freed from Indonesian prison
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A polarizing Christian politician whose campaign comments ignited the largest protests in years in Muslim-majority Indonesia was freed Thursday after serving nearly two years in prison for blasphemy.
Christian author Lysa TerKeurst faces her greatest fears
(RNS) — When, in the past two years, bestselling Christian author Lysa TerKeurst revealed her husband’s affair and her diagnosis with breast cancer, she did what she’s always done. She wrote about it in a new book, ‘It’s Not Supposed to Be this Way.”
The ’Splainer: The ‘gifts’ of Pentecost and Shavuot
(RNS) — This weekend marks the Christian holy day of Pentecost and the Jewish holy day Shavuot. Both involve ‘gifts,’ but not the kind that come with bows. Let us ’Splain …
Evangelicals find like-minded Christians in unlikely place: Palestinian West Bank
BEIT SAHOUR, West Bank (RNS) — It’s an evangelical church that is proudly, defiantly Palestinian.
People of faith should support prison reform legislation
(RNS) — Writing together, as an Orthodox rabbi and a Christian minister, we feel deeply for victims of crime, and we take comfort in our American system that demands justice for those who violate the rule of law. But we also affirm these efforts to reform a prison system that invests too little money and too little energy in rehabilitation programs for inmates and for those re-entering society.