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A new aspect of the Tarot boom: Diversity in the deck

By Heather Greene — November 12, 2021
(RNS) — Black, Indigenous and Latino American people are leading the rise in tarot's popularity, a new study shows.
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For Christian birdwatchers, aka ‘ornitheoligists,’ religion takes flight

By Jessica Mundie — November 11, 2021
(RNS) — For many, the relationship between birds and Christianity does not stray farther than seeing a dove carrying an olive branch on a banner at church. However, for Christian birdwatchers, this link is alive.

Muslims win office in US municipal elections in 2021

By Joseph Hammond — November 10, 2021
(RNS) — Three years after the first Muslim women were elected to Congress, successful campaigns in Michigan, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania put Muslims in key local offices. 

We must commemorate Jan. 6. A national fast is the best way to do so.

By Joshua Hammerman — November 10, 2021
(RNS) — Fasts have fallen from favor, but Jan. 6 deserves one. Our blemished Capitol and our sullied democracy still need that moment of cleansing and rededication.

New teen Bible story book tells the old, old story in a new way

By Kathryn Post — November 10, 2021
(RNS) — The Bible: Enter Here uses irreverent humor to reimagine Bible stories for teens.

Bobbie Kirkhart, who fostered atheist community, dies at 78

By Heather Morrison — November 10, 2021
(RNS) — She was a pioneer who championed atheism not as merely nonbelief but a force in its own right and a critique of religion’s sway over society.

War and soldiers have changed over a century. Chaplains remain a powerful force.

By Joe Drape — November 10, 2021
(RNS) — In a day when soldiers are often not religiously affiliated, chaplains still make connections across faiths.

AI technology resurrects the voice of Laleh Bakhtiar

By Joseph Hammond — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — A project aimed at cementing the legacy of an Islam scholar could help the IT world’s sometime hostility to Muslim voices.

Indigenous and faith leaders urge Procter & Gamble to end logging of old-growth forests

By Diana Kruzman — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — Activists pressuring the company to source materials in Canada and Southeast Asia more ethically say it’s not just an environmental issue, but also a spiritual one.

Franklin Graham undergoes heart surgery, expects full recovery

By Yonat Shimron — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — In a statement, his spokesman said the surgery involved removing the pericardium, a membrane, or sac, that surrounds the heart.

Gomez, painting Catholics as victims, goes after his woke oppressors

By Thomas Reese — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — Archbishop Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, attacked movements of ‘social justice,’ ‘wokeness,’ ‘identity politics,’ ‘intersectionality’ and ‘successor ideology’ as pseudo-religions.

High court skeptical of Texas death row inmate prayer demand

By Jessica Gresko — November 9, 2021
The outcome won't take anyone off death row but could make clear what religious accommodations officials must make for inmates who are being put to death.

What is the Nation of Islam and why is Marjorie Taylor Greene praising it?

By Paul O'Donnell — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Anti-vaccine conspiracies and rampant populism represent definite parallels between the Georgia congresswoman's agenda and the Nation's.
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