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Monday, April 12, 2021

Can America’s ‘civil religion’ still unite the country?

Supreme Court halts California coronavirus rules that limit home worship
USA Today

Nightly prayers at the mosque? Big iftars? Vaccines? Ramadan 2021 brings decisions for Muslims
The Washington Post *

Can America’s ‘civil religion’ still unite the country?
NPR

ADL demands Fox News fire Tucker Carlson over anti-Semitic trope: ‘This has deadly significance’
The Washington Post *

A pastor’s son becomes a critic of religion on TikTok
The New York Times *

Yang says he’s a ‘champion’ of reproductive rights amid criticism over past abortion comments
Politico

Hillsong to ‘pause’ operations at Dallas campus, citing leadership failures
Religion News Service


International headlines

 

India’s daily virus infections are world’s highest but crowds gather for festival
Reuters

Religious party seeks gains in Peru’s legislative elections
The Associated Press

After going ‘free of L.G.B.T.,’ a Polish town pays a price
The New York Times *

German Catholics chafe against Vatican’s same-sex marriage ruling
Reuters

Seven Catholic clergy, including two French citizens, kidnapped in Haiti
Reuters

Norway charges man over thwarted attacks in London, Denmark
The Associated Press

Police seek arrest of Italian middleman in Vatican property deal
Reuters

Crossing cultures: Muslims celebrate Ramadan and Eid with Advent calendars and crescent moon trees
CBC News

Religious leaders recall Prince Philip’s spiritual curiosity
The Associated Press

Pakistan’s iconic human rights defender I.A. Rehman dies
The Associated Press


Analysis and commentary

 
A free exercise of religion Supreme Court
The Wall Street Journal *

Can the meritocracy find God?
The New York Times *

The cicadas are a godsend
The Washington Post *

‘Cultural Muslims’ may not participate in rituals but hold fast to tenets of service, charity
NJ.com

The rhythms of Ramadan
Deseret News

AI companies are enabling genocide in China
The Washington Post *

Anglican convert and Pacific Island deity: 5 faith facts about Prince Philip
Religion News Service

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