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Photos of the Week: Hindu sun god festival, Mexico Migrant Mass

By Kit Doyle — November 12, 2021

(RNS) – This week’s photo gallery includes the Hindu sun god festival Chhath Puja, a Mass for migrants in Mexico and more.

New biography offers novel approach to life of Muhammad

By Joseph Hammond — November 12, 2021

(RNS) — In his new book, ‘Muhammad, the World-Changer: An Intimate Portrait,’ biographer Mohamad Jebara takes long-established sources and weaves them together for a fresh telling of a familiar story.

As Catholic bishops gather, so do protesters on right and left

By Jack Jenkins — November 12, 2021

(RNS) — Onetime Trump adviser Steve Bannon is slated to participate in a demonstration by Church Militant, but local officials have expressed concerns about potential violence.

Tony Evans, Priscilla Shirer see Bible lessons anew in documentary of Holy Land trip

By Adelle M. Banks — November 12, 2021

(RNS) — ‘I’ve been five times, but the experience was like the first time,’ said Evans. ‘The reality of the living Christ coming through that location dominates.’

Helena synagogue building set to return to Jewish community

By Iris Samuels — November 12, 2021

A group of Jews in Helena, Montana hopes to buy back a synagogue that was built more than a century ago and sold soon after for $1.

Women in Argentina claim labor exploitation by Opus Dei

By DÉbora Rey — November 12, 2021

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lucía Giménez still suffers pain in her knees from the years she spent scrubbing floors in the men’s bathroom at the Opus Dei residence in Argentina’s capital for hours without pay. Giménez, now 56, joined the conservative Catholic group in her native Paraguay at the age of 14 with the […]

What would Maimonides say about Dennis Prager?

By Mark Silk — November 12, 2021

(RNS) — The 12th-century Jewish scholar would likely have called him a majnūn.

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.

In praise of Archbishop Gómez’s anti-racism

By Charles C. Camosy — November 12, 2021

(RNS) — Simply googling Gomez would have saved his critics the self-own of trying to take down an anti-racist hero.

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