Deseret News: Dave Ramsey stepped into a moral morass when he said rent should reflect the market, not tenants’ ability to pay.
The Washington Post: For many U.S. Muslims, the new scandal has been a reminder of the post-9/11 microscope under which they live.
Associated Press: Pope Francis grew up listening to the opera on the radio, is a fan of Argentine tango and thinks Mozart “lifts you to God.”
Reuters: Rome’s archdiocese said priests at the funeral weren't aware the flag would be present at the service for a former member of the right-wing extremist group Forza Nuova.
Christian Century: “People from every religious tradition want to be of service to God’s creation in a genuine way.”
Associated Press: Pope Francis lamented that ideological divides were discouraging people from getting vaccinated.
Sojourners: More than 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States in the 12-month period ending in April 2021 — a 28.5 percent increase over the previous year. With this tragic loss of human life, it would be easy to believe that the drugs themselves are evil.
Deseret News: Here’s why some political commentators and legal scholars are tweeting their support for taking a Sabbath.
The Conversation: Three female academics discuss how women are forging new pathways in faith leadership throughout religions that traditionally have been patriarchal.
National Catholic Reporter: Southern Ohio is home to more than 70 earthworks constructed by the Indigenous Adena and Hopewell cultures.
Christianity Today: The congregation in T. D. Jakes’s network is one of the biggest to shutter its doors due to COVID-19 constraints.
The Washington Post: Both the church and the residents contend they are victims of gentrification.
The Guardian: The world’s northernmost priest runs the Svalbard Church in Longyearbyen, in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. Pastor Siv Limstrand is the community’s guiding figure as it looks to an uncertain future in the face of economic shifts and the effects of climate change.
Religion News Service: One out of five Muslims is in an interfaith relationship, surveys suggest. But few imams are willing to conform the traditional Muslim wedding ceremony to their needs, couples say.
Associated Press: Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was widely seen as being behind the March 2021 document that outraged the gay community, which Francis has made pains to welcome into the church fold.
Religion News Service: Some who remain in the RCA are concerned for the small, nearly 400-year-old denomination’s survival.
The Guardian: Science, art and religion can all help us build towards a new conception of humanity in the wake of the pandemic, Rowan Williams says.
National Catholic Reporter: An organization that provided hefty sums of money to nonprofits that spread misinformation about the 2020 presidential election and organized the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol building has also funneled millions of dollars in anonymous donations to right-wing Catholic nonprofits and official Catholic groups.
Inside Higher Ed: The ruling follows nearly six years of litigation over the value of the campus and the Claremont Colleges’ right to purchase the land for only $4 million, per a 1957 agreement with the Claremont School of Theology.
The Washington Post: Pope Francis has sent an encouraging letter to an American nun thanking her for her 50 years of ministry to LGBTQ Catholics, more than two decades after she was investigated and censured by the Vatican for her work.
Religion News Service: As congregations become smaller and smaller, some are being ‘replanted’ by applying the lessons from start-up congregations to older, dying churches.
Religion Dispatches: We cannot allow our religious institutions to continue to be fertile breeding grounds for far-right ideologies, Serene Jones says.
Religion & Politics: Pieters was ordained in the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), a denomination founded in 1968 to serve the spiritual needs of LGBTQ+ Christians.
Christianity Today: Last year’s events in DC threatened not only American democracy but also evangelical witness, Russell Moore says.
The Guardian: People juggle work and Friday prayer as the country switches to Saturday-Sunday weekend.