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  • RSS Religion News Service – Jana Riess

    • Why Americans are leaving their churches December 1, 2022
      (RNS) — For sociologist Stephen Bullivant, the question is why it took so long for the religious exodus to happen. The post Why Americans are leaving their churches appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Death and the Little Black Funeral Dress November 29, 2022
      (RNS) — Each time I wear it to mourn someone I’ve loved, my dress becomes more steeped in love and history. The post Death and the Little Black Funeral Dress appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • New memoir unpacks what Mormon girls are taught about marriage November 15, 2022
      (RNS) — 'I needed to learn that I get to decide what my life looks life,' says Rachel Rueckert, author of the new memoir 'East Winds.' The post New memoir unpacks what Mormon girls are taught about marriage appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • LDS Church is under fire in Australia October 31, 2022
      (RNS) — If the reports are true, the government of Australia has every right to be angry. This kind of financial practice looks terrible for the church. It feels covert and deceptive. The post LDS Church is under fire in Australia appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Mormons are insulated from some dangers of celebrity culture — but not all October 27, 2022
      (RNS) — It helps that some of our leaders are over the age of 90. The post Mormons are insulated from some dangers of celebrity culture — but not all appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Does Evan McMullin have a chance to beat GOP Senator Mike Lee in Utah? October 24, 2022
      (RNS) — For an incumbent GOP senator to lose an election in one of the nation’s rubiest states is certainly a long shot, at least according to the rules of politics as usual. But it's not politics as usual. The post Does Evan McMullin have a chance to beat GOP Senator Mike Lee in Utah? appeared […]
      Jana Riess
    • Mormon leaders and the fear of apologizing October 14, 2022
      (RNS) — The inability to apologize is damning to us spiritually, as a church, in that it impedes our progress. There is so much freedom in being able to say ‘I messed up and I am so sorry.’ The post Mormon leaders and the fear of apologizing appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Are double ear piercings and sleeveless tops OK now for Mormon teens? October 5, 2022
      (RNS) — The LDS church just backed off telling Mormon teens what not to wear. The post Are double ear piercings and sleeveless tops OK now for Mormon teens? appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • For many Mormons who question, Faith Matters is a spiritual lifeline September 29, 2022
      (RNS) — With a podcast, a magazine, a publishing imprint and a major in-person gathering in Salt Lake City in October, the young Faith Matters organization is on the move. The post For many Mormons who question, Faith Matters is a spiritual lifeline appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • How are Gen Z Mormons doing with mental health? September 26, 2022
      (RNS) — Young Latter-day Saints who struggle with mental health say they depend on strong support from outside their homes. The post How are Gen Z Mormons doing with mental health? appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess