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    • Photos of the Week July 19, 2019
      (RNS) — This week’s gallery includes Hindu and Buddhist festivals in Asia, a Catholic bishop blessing slums in South America, and more. The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Kit Doyle
    • Faith groups fear the end of refugee resettlement in the U.S. July 19, 2019
      (RNS) — The Trump administration is considering shutting down refugee resettlement for the coming fiscal year, a move that would dismantle an already weakened refugee resettlement infrastructure. The post Faith groups fear the end of refugee resettlement in the U.S. appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jack Jenkins
    • Hymn society tournament reveals ‘greatest hymn of all time’ July 19, 2019
      (RNS) — More than 800 people, mostly members of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, voted during the competition that featured brackets similar to the springtime NCAA basketball tradition. The post Hymn society tournament reveals ‘greatest hymn of all time’ appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Adelle M. Banks
    • Millennials, moral relativism and Iris Murdoch July 19, 2019
      (RNS) — The celebrated British novelist Iris Murdoch, who would have turned 100 this week, anticipated young Americans' attempt to find goodness without God. The post Millennials, moral relativism and Iris Murdoch appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Tara Isabella Burton
    • Will the Mormon president apologize to the NAACP for the church’s past racism? July 19, 2019
      (RNS) — Short answer: probably not, but a columnist can dream. The post Will the Mormon president apologize to the NAACP for the church’s past racism? appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Across US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants July 19, 2019
      (AP) — The prospect of a nationwide sweep for undocumented immigrants has prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary and other services. The post Across US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Hannah Grabenstein
    • NationsUniversity® accreditation renewed July 19, 2019
      The Distance Education Accrediting Commission has renewed the institution’s accreditation NEW ORLEANS — The Distance Education Accrediting Commission, which accredited NationsUniversity initially in 2015, has renewed the institution’s accreditation through June 2023.  DEAC is a national accrediting body that holds the same standing with the U.S. Government as the regional commissions. Most regionally-accredited bodies focus […]
      RNS Press Release Distribution Service
    • Scribes tried to blot her out. Now a scholar is trying to recover the real Mary Magdalene. July 19, 2019
      (RNS) — New questions about Mary Magdalene's true identity have implications not just for biblical scholars but for policy about women's roles in the church. The post Scribes tried to blot her out. Now a scholar is trying to recover the real Mary Magdalene. appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Yonat Shimron
    • From Apollo 8 to SpaceIL, how to celebrate Shabbat, Ramadan and Christmas in space July 19, 2019
      (RNS) — From NASA's Apollo missions to SpaceIL's recent moonshot, Christmas to Ramadan, humans have found ways to practice their beliefs while touching the heavens. The post From Apollo 8 to SpaceIL, how to celebrate Shabbat, Ramadan and Christmas in space appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Emily McFarlan Miller
    • Israeli archaeologists discover signs of religion in 9,000-year-old city near Jerusalem July 19, 2019
      JERUSALEM (RNS) — The Israel Antiquities Authority said 2,000 to 3,000 people lived in the ancient city, 'one of the largest of its kind in the region.' This is the first time a prehistoric settlement from this time period has been discovered in central Israel. The post Israeli archaeologists discover signs of religion in 9,000-year-old […]
      Bob Smietana