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Jeff Bezos is quizzed on ’emotional’ rocket ride and economics of space flight

By Jack Jenkins — November 11, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It really is such a change in perspective that shows you, in a very powerful and emotional way, just how fragile this Earth is,’ Bezos said of his recent trip to space.
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RNS holiday gift guide 2021: Treat yourself to cozy socks or a self-care box

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Our holiday gift guide is full of ideas for all the people of faith — or no faith — on your list.

‘Colin loved the church’: Powell recalled as Episcopalian at cathedral funeral

By Adelle M. Banks — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Colin knew his God through all his years,’ said the Rev. Stuart A. Kenworthy, during his homily at Powell’s funeral.

United Methodist leaders on both sides need to rally the troops for schism

By Jacob Lupfer — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — Most laity and many clergy are not nearly so invested in moving the Methodist divorce along as those at the extremes. 

COP26 event urges partnership between religious, Indigenous leaders to save planet

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 4, 2021
(RNS) — There can be no solution to the climate crisis that does not recognize the rights and spiritualities of Indigenous peoples, according to religious leaders who gathered for the official COP26 side event ‘Making Peace with Nature.’

Kate Bowler wants to take down the self-help enterprise

By Yonat Shimron — November 4, 2021
(RNS) — Her new book, ‘No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear),’ is a broadside against a culture obsessed with the power of positive thinking.

As COP26 conference gathers, faith-based environmentalists fight ‘eco-grief’

By Elizabeth E. Evans — November 2, 2021
(RNS) — For some veteran climate change activists, a positive perspective is central to their faith.

Jeff Chu on the daunting charge to finish Rachel Held Evans’ final book

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 2, 2021
(RNS) — ‘The crucial thing to remember is that with God, death is never the end of the story,’ Rachel Held Evans wrote in her final book for adults.

250 years later, Methodists reflect on Francis Asbury’s mission, legacy

By Adelle M. Banks — November 1, 2021
(RNS) — ‘For many years he visited nearly every state once a year and traveled more extensively across the American landscape than probably any person of his day,’ said an Asbury biographer.

For 250th anniversary of Asbury crossing, a tour of America’s historic Methodist churches

By Kit Doyle and Emily McFarlan Miller — October 22, 2021
(RNS) — Religion News Service selected a variety of historic Methodist churches to highlight during the 250th anniversary of Francis Asbury's arrival in America.

250 years ago, Methodism came to the US. These 3 churches show how it spread.

By Emily McFarlan Miller — October 22, 2021
(RNS) — Here is a glimpse of how Methodism spread after Francis Asbury’s arrival, told through the stories of three historic churches across the country.

Methodist racial history recalled on 250th anniversary of Asbury’s US arrival

By Adelle M. Banks — October 21, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Francis Asbury’s role in helping develop Methodism in America,’ one expert said, ‘is one of those factors that gave birth to the Black Christian experience in Philadelphia.’

Lawmakers join faith leaders to voice support for ‘Build Back Better’ package

By Jack Jenkins — October 20, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended provisions such as the child tax credit, saying lawmakers should ‘make sure that all children have the opportunity that they deserve — they’re all blessings containing their spark of divinity.’
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