Religion News Service: Faith-based refugee resettlement groups are mobilizing to help Afghans as they arrive — and from afar.
The Conversation: Where do Afghanistan’s refugees go?
CNN: UVA requires “all students who live, learn, or work in person at the university” to be fully vaccinated for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year, according to current university Covid-19 policies.
CBS News: The Reverend Jesse Jackson and his wife, Jacqueline, have both been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released Saturday by Jackson's Rainbow/Push Coalition.
The Washington Post: Ashon Crawley’s parents traveled yearly to Memphis for the annual convention of the Church of God in Christ. They purchased videocassettes of church services and concerts, videos that featured sermons and songs that included many men, flamboyant and free, in the choir. But year after year, more and more of them disappeared.
The New York Times: Up a mountain in the West Bank, several hundred villagers practice an ancient Israelite religion while maintaining an ambiguous national identity.
Christianity Today: New research shows that Americans’ religiosity increasingly doesn’t line up with whether they officially belong to a congregation.
Associated Press: The leader of the Proud Boys extremist group was sentenced to more than five months in jail on Monday for burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington.
Religion News Service: A new study finds that atheists think there just might be aliens out there. Evangelicals are not so sure.
The New York Times: Jewish activists say they are exercising their right to free worship at a site holy to Jews and Muslims. But the change upsets a longstanding compromise aimed at staving off conflict.
National Catholic Reporter: Organized labor and the Catholic Church have enjoyed a long and important relationship. As the AFL-CIO chooses Liz Shuler to lead its 11 million members, the alliance has never been more needed — both by the church and by the unions.
Religion News Service: ‘We are acknowledging that Nadia has a ministry that goes far beyond the walls of any one church,’ the installing bishop told RNS.
Religion Dispatches: Some ten days after the fall of Kabul it’s still not clear how the Taliban will rule.
Christianity Today: A Jordanian church got hundreds of thousands of dollars in international Christian aid, but little to no oversight.
The Guardian: Embracing its strange past is a blessing for Trasmoz as thousands flock to its witchcraft attractions.
The Cut: Here we are, deep in a fourth wave, with schools about to reopen, and many of us are stuck in the same precarious, exhausting schedules of work and care.