Religion News Service: For many in the right-wing extremist fringe, Christian nationalism is becoming a shared language.
Scientific American: Although children are prime targets, educators cannot figure out how best to teach them to separate fact from fiction.
The Washington Post: “Guests are part of who we are,” said the monastery’s guestmaster. “We can only go so long without guests, and not just for financial reasons. For identity reasons. Not having visitors would betray the whole Benedictine charism.”
Religion Dispatches: Sharbat Gula’s then-ten-year-old face is also one of the most enduring images of Afghanistan for the West.
Associated Press: A former bishop and lay leader of a historically African American church have been charged with defrauding California congregations by mortgaging their properties in order to obtain $14 million in loans.
The Guardian: Some sociologists believe that the rising number of non-religious Americans is a reaction against rightwing evangelicals. But that’s just part of the story.
Baptist News Global: Princeton Theological Seminary announced Jan. 25 that it has changed the name on its campus chapel to avoid further association with a slaveholding professor.
Christianity Today: Online myths and misinformation are becoming more of a distraction from their work.
Religion News Service: At its core, secularism is an approach to governance. And critically, it is one many religious people, not just atheists and agnostics, support.
HuffPost: A HuffPost investigation found hundreds of immigration cases where the ban irrevocably affected life — and death.
Vanity Fair: In a series of interviews, Falwell — accompanied by his wife, Becki — describes the events that led to his ouster, their fallout, and why he’s finally ready to admit he never had much use for his father’s church anyway.
Associated Press: The group — including priests, religion teachers and administrative employees — publicly outed themselves, saying they want to live without fear.
The New York Times: The Archdiocese of New York has asked the Vatican to consider the social activist for sainthood. But church leaders are not entirely comfortable with her politics.
Religion News Service: A chance encounter with an army chaplain put Colonel Khallid Shabazz's military career on a different path.
Episcopal News Service: An Episcopal church in Orlando, Florida, is offering free COVID-19 tests at night to meet the needs of neighbors who can’t make it to daytime clinics because of work or child care responsibilities.
Religion News Service: The Vietnamese Buddhist monk, described as ‘the second most famous Buddhist in the world, after the Dalai Lama,’ by one expert, founded a worldwide network of monastic centers.
The Daily Princetonian: The chapel’s namesake — Samuel Miller, PTS’s second professor who taught at the school in the early 19th century — owned slave labor throughout his life.
NBC News: It’s long overdue for the American public to recognize the diversity of religious positions in the abortion debate in this country — and for our courts to honor them.
Deseret News: In the wake of the antisemitic incident in Colleyville, Texas, there is an increased sense of urgency around security training for the Jewish community
Associated Press: Texas synagogue holds services, Jewish faithful show defiance after hostage crisis
The Daily Beast: The drama has unfolded like a soap opera, with rumors, a parade of employee exits, and a suggestive videotape.