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    • Photos of the Week December 15, 2018
      (RNS) — This week’s gallery includes images of clergy protests and arrests at the border, Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrims in Mexico, heartache in France, and more. The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Kit Doyle
    • At Wheaton summit, prominent evangelicals share stories of sexual abuse December 14, 2018
      WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) — Popular Bible teacher Beth Moore was one of many speakers who revealed they, too, were survivors of sexual abuse and harassment at a one-day evangelical gathering. Some shared their stories for the first time, including bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado. The post At Wheaton summit, prominent evangelicals share stories of […]
      Emily McFarlan Miller
    • First Step Act recognizes that prisoners, too, are made in God’s image December 14, 2018
      WASHINGTON (RNS) — The current rules and treatment of prisoners in the federal justice system are an affront to the dignity of men and women made in the image of God. The post First Step Act recognizes that prisoners, too, are made in God’s image appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Heather Rice-Minus
    • Why ‘Silent Night’ and the stories around it endure 200 years later December 14, 2018
      (RNS) — For countless churchgoers, 'Silent Night' brings a moment of quiet reflection that captures what Christmas is all about — even if church mice have nothing to do with it. The post Why ‘Silent Night’ and the stories around it endure 200 years later appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Emily McFarlan Miller
    • Report on slavery is only a start for Southern Baptists’ reckoning with racism December 14, 2018
      (RNS) — A new report detailing the history of slavery and racism at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary ends more than 50 years too soon. The post Report on slavery is only a start for Southern Baptists’ reckoning with racism appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jemar Tisby
    • With tears, megachurch pastor defends $200K Lamborghini gift to wife December 14, 2018
      GREENVILLE, S.C. (USA Today Network) — John Gray, pastor of Relentless Church, led his wife to a bow-wrapped car and handed her the keys while saying "Lamborghini Urus." The post With tears, megachurch pastor defends $200K Lamborghini gift to wife appeared first on Religion News Service.
      USA Today Network
    • I produced an interfaith play. Then all hell broke loose December 14, 2018
      (RNS) — The anti-Islamic reaction to a play about the birth of Jesus shows how badly we in America today need to hear each other's stories. The post I produced an interfaith play. Then all hell broke loose appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Malik Gillani
    • Goldziher Prize Expanding for 2019 December 14, 2018
      An award for excellent journalism about Muslim Americans was created by a Christian pig farmer and named for a Nineteenth Century Jewish scholar. Maybe this ecumenical nature of the Goldziher Prize is what made it a natural fit for the Religion News Foundation, which is committed to raising funds in order to expand the number […]
      Emily Churchill
    • ‘Yellow vest’ protests test English-speaking Catholic church in Paris   December 14, 2018
      PARIS (RNS) — A thriving English-speaking Catholic parish in Paris finds itself in the middle of angry protests against the government. The post ‘Yellow vest’ protests test English-speaking Catholic church in Paris   appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Tom Heneghan
    • New weekly video series to provoke and inspire ministers December 14, 2018
      The “Three Minute Ministry Mentor” brings research-based, resource-rich, support for ministry NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A new 52-week video series, “Three Minute Ministry Mentor” (3MMM), is launching online this Advent. Each video, just three minutes in length, is designed to help ministers by easing the burden of isolation, inspiring attention to learning, and expanding their pastoral […]
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