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    • Religion scholars aid theology student arrested protesting a white supremacist July 16, 2018
      (RNS) — Theologians and ethicists, and religion scholars are raising money for legal fees for Charlottesville, Va., protester and calling his demonstration against racism a ‘model’ of ‘scholar-activism.’ The post Religion scholars aid theology student arrested protesting a white supremacist appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jack Jenkins
    • Controversial climate fix poses new question: Is geoengineering playing God? July 16, 2018
      (RNS) — Geoengineering can be controversial because it intentionally interferes with the climate system. Religious groups are now being invited to weigh in on the ethics. The post Controversial climate fix poses new question: Is geoengineering playing God? appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Rosalie Chan
    • Priests, celibacy and sex July 16, 2018
      (RNS) — Sex between a Catholic priest and adult can be more than simply a violation of celibacy. It can also be a violation of professional ethics. The church needs to learn from the “#MeToo” movement about the danger of sex between adults who are not equal in power. The post Priests, celibacy and sex […]
      Thomas Reese
    • Seeking unity, J.D. Greear assumes Southern Baptist presidency July 16, 2018
      (RNS) — The first Generation X president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination said he wants to focus more on what all Southern Baptists embrace than what divides them. The post Seeking unity, J.D. Greear assumes Southern Baptist presidency appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Adelle M. Banks
    • ‘Sheltering wings:’ Charleston memorial plan conveys solace July 16, 2018
      (AP) — Designs for a memorial to nine black worshippers slain at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, began not at a drafting table, but with discussions with grieving family members about how best to honor those lost in the racist attack. The result will be less of a solemn monument and more of […]
      Jonathan Drew
    • Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash July 16, 2018
      SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Spurred to action by the anti-Muslim policies and rhetoric of President Trump and his supporters, Muslims are running for elected offices in numbers not seen since before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The post Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Yonat Shimron
    • The surprising success — and faith — of ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ July 14, 2018
      (RNS) — Perhaps more surprising than the film's success is the quiet presence of Fred Rogers’ faith in the documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' The post The surprising success — and faith — of ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Emily McFarlan Miller
    • Mormonism and the persistent dream of 2-hour church meetings (oh please can we?) July 14, 2018
      Will 2019 be the year for the two-hour block of LDS Sunday meetings? The post Mormonism and the persistent dream of 2-hour church meetings (oh please can we?) appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Photos of the Week July 14, 2018
      (RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes images from the United States, Serbia, India and more. The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Kit Doyle
    • Rebuilding with US funds, Iraq’s minority religious communities still await security July 13, 2018
      (RNS) — U.S. evangelical leaders have applauded a move to fund the restoration of Iraqi religious minority communities through USAID. But most parties involved say the real vexing issue is security. The post Rebuilding with US funds, Iraq’s minority religious communities still await security appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jack Jenkins