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  • RSS Religion News Service – Jana Riess

    • ‘Trauma Toys’ bring peace to children fleeing ISIS February 20, 2019
      COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Heart-wrenching images have been streaming out of the Middle East in the last few weeks, showing refugee families fleeing for their lives from the last remaining ISIS stronghold in Syria. Among the displaced are thousands of traumatized children. Through a unique and dangerous effort, one US-based ministry is providing comfort for […]
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    • Grief hides in the church bathroom February 20, 2019
      (RNS) — We chose to grieve together in that moment instead of holding things together for the sake of others’ comfort. The post Grief hides in the church bathroom appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Kaitlin Curtice
    • Harvest announces executive committee will resign, more changes after MacDonald fired February 19, 2019
      CHICAGO (RNS) — The Chicago-area megachurch announced that the entire executive committee of its elders will resign over the next few months — one of several changes coming after the ouster of its founding pastor, James MacDonald. The post Harvest announces executive committee will resign, more changes after MacDonald fired appeared first on Religion News […]
      Emily McFarlan Miller
    • Religion’s role in the climate emergency February 19, 2019
      Time to start talking about sacrifice. The post Religion’s role in the climate emergency appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Mark Silk
    • Alexa responds to minister’s sermon, orders toilet paper February 19, 2019
      (The Christian Chronicle) — A sermon about the depersonalizing effect of technology became a case in point. The post Alexa responds to minister’s sermon, orders toilet paper appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Erik Tryggestad
    • Zimbabwe pastor who helped oust Mugabe returns to protesting — and jail February 19, 2019
      HARARE, Zimbabwe (RNS) — 'We replaced Mugabe with another Mugabe,' said Pastor Evan Mawarire, who faces a 20-year prison sentence for his current protest activities. The post Zimbabwe pastor who helped oust Mugabe returns to protesting — and jail appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Frank Chikowore
    • British inquiry into church sexual abuse blasts UK’s papal nuncio February 19, 2019
      LONDON — A face-off between Britain's papal nuncio and government panel on child sexual abuse is not the first time Vatican diplomats have clashed with their hosts' prosecutors. The post British inquiry into church sexual abuse blasts UK’s papal nuncio appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Catherine Pepinster
    • Marie Kondo and Kuyō: Is throwing things away really a religious experience? February 19, 2019
      (RNS) — Kondo’s joy-driven minimalism is just the latest iteration of a Japanese domestic management practice intersecting with religion. The post Marie Kondo and Kuyō: Is throwing things away really a religious experience? appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Hannah Gould
    • What would three Christian titans say about the Eucharist if they got together? February 19, 2019
      Peter Kreeft imagines how C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Rev. Billy Graham would debate the True Presence SAN FRANCISCO — To be a fly on the wall during any discussions about literary greats is a wish for millions of people whose lives have been affected in some way by great authors and evangelists. In Peter […]
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    • AAR seeks submissions for 2019 Journalism Awards February 19, 2019
      Recognizing the best in-depth reporting on religion. Deadline to submit is March 6, 2019. Annually the American Academy of Religion honors the best in-depth reporting on religion. The contest is open to all print and Web-based journalists. First place receives $1,000 Second place, $500 Third place, $250 Eligibility: News articles, columns, editorials, and other opinion […]
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