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    • Photos of the Week November 17, 2018
      (RNS) — This week’s gallery includes Rohingya refugees not wanting to leave Bangladesh, remembering Kristallnacht 80 years later, and more. The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Kit Doyle
    • Big changes ahead for Mormon missionaries, as “service missions” start in January November 17, 2018
      The good news is that Mormon missions are expanding to include humanitarian service opportunities, shorter lengths of service, and less stressful living arrangements. The bad news is that it may be ghettoizing people with disabilities. The post Big changes ahead for Mormon missionaries, as “service missions” start in January appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jana Riess
    • Rev. James Lawson, nonviolence advocate, recommended for Congressional Gold Medal November 16, 2018
      WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Nonviolence is the force that can save our nation from itself,' Lawson said at a congressional reception announcing plans to honor him. The post Rev. James Lawson, nonviolence advocate, recommended for Congressional Gold Medal appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Adelle M. Banks
    • Shrine to Vietnamese Lady of La Vang rises in Southern California November 16, 2018
      GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (RNS) — The new statue will commemorate the Marian apparition at La Vang in the late 1700s, a centerpiece of Vietnamese Catholic faith. The post Shrine to Vietnamese Lady of La Vang rises in Southern California appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil
    • Pop heartthrob Zayn Malik says he’s no longer Muslim, leaving his Muslim fans divided November 16, 2018
      (RNS) — Rarely vocal about his faith, the former One Direction singer now says he appreciates his religious upbringing but is no longer religious himself, beyond a 'spiritual belief' in a God. The post Pop heartthrob Zayn Malik says he’s no longer Muslim, leaving his Muslim fans divided appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Aysha Khan
    • Why American doctors need to hold the line on physician-assisted suicide November 16, 2018
      (RNS) — As younger physicians appear to abandon a longtime code of medical ethics, the trend is toward acceptance of a practice that raises questions about the very meaning of health care. The post Why American doctors need to hold the line on physician-assisted suicide appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Charles C. Camosy
    • In Kenya, Pentecostal Christian moms tell husbands that girls are as good as boys November 16, 2018
      BUNGOMA, Kenya (RNS) — Traditional culture here demands that women bear sons, but religious leaders say it's time for people to see that in God's eyes, both genders have equal worth. The post In Kenya, Pentecostal Christian moms tell husbands that girls are as good as boys appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Tonny Onyulo
    • Christian humanitarian agency Cross International names new CEO November 16, 2018
      Former World Concern executive Kelly Miller assumes leadership role POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Cross International, the Christian relief and development organization serving the poor in nearly 40 nations, has named Kelly Miller as its CEO. Miller, 58, has more than 30 years of experience in leadership, marketing and communications among faith-based organizations, including more than […]
      Ron Ribiat
    • Flawed people, great power clashed in worlds of Stan Lee’s creations November 16, 2018
      (RNS) — His characters demonstrate how heroism comes not from superpowers but from the willingness to use what we have to do what we can, however we can. The post Flawed people, great power clashed in worlds of Stan Lee’s creations appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Zaki Hasan
    • Catholic Extension calls for support from donors around the country as the humanitarian needs of migrants escalate at the U.S.-Mexico border November 16, 2018
      New wave of legally paroled migrants are being released daily to church-run shelters in El Paso Catholic Extension, a national organization that financially supports Catholic ministries among the poor and marginalized, announced today that it is releasing an initial $25,000 in emergency funding to the Annunciation House in the Diocese of El Paso to provide relief […]
      Ron Ribiat