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Religion News Headlines is the daily rundown of the top headlines in religion from around the globe - representing all faith traditions and belief systems. Religion News Headlines is Secular Coverage of a Non-Secular World.

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Religion News Headlines for October 16th, 2019

Need to know: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Problematic Origins Museum of the Bible says Oxford professor sold fragments illicitly As many as 17 Bible fragments were bought from a world-renowned Oxford University professor who researched the items for the British-based Egypt Exploration Society and secretly sold them to Hobby Lobby.More from Religion News Service New Sanctuary Movement Castro visits woman taking sanctuary in a church; other Dem candidates voice support Castro, who is Catholic, told church members that they were doing 'the Lord’s work' by offering sanctuary to Edith Espinal.More from Religion News Service Mindfulness Industry Meditation apps proliferate, even if what they provide is not enlightenment Some teachers worry that corporate America's adoption of Buddhism’s spiritual practice could be used for unethical purposes.More from Religion News Service Opinion Cultivate common ground regarding faith in public life Making lasting progress on the most difficult issues facing our country will require renewed efforts to bring diverse Americans of good faith together to listen to one another, writes Melissa Rogers.More from Religion News Service Flunking Sainthood Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, and the dangers of mixing religion and politics How will Billy Graham be remembered? Is his son Franklin damaging that legacy? Historian and Graham biographer Grant Wacker weighs in, writes Jana Riess.More from Religion News Service Fracturing Support Why evangelical Christian leaders care so deeply about Trump abandoning the Kurds White evangelicals have stuck by Trump through allegations of sexual assault, racism and corruption. But leaders have decried his decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria.More from Huffpost Latest news from RNS Andrew Brunson tells of ‘fight for my faith’ in Turkey As fewer refugees enter the US, one Chicago group decides to go to them Resignation of pope’s bodyguard signals tension amid Vatican finance leaks More views from RNS Synod appears to be moving toward ordination for married men in Amazon American bishop says Amazon synod will enrich the church — and our lives After a week, distress over a black life returns to North Texas

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Religion News Headlines for October 16th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 15th, 2019

Need to know: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Proposal Rejected Buttigieg, Warren reject O’Rourke plan to link church tax status, LGBT policy A comment last week by candidate Beto O’Rourke that churches and faith-based institutions should lose their tax-exempt status if they don’t support same-sex marriage has brought criticism from two of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.More from Religion News Service Ongoing Investigation Resignation of pope’s bodyguard signals tension amid Vatican finance leaks Pope Francis’ 'guardian angel' handed in his wings on Monday. Domenico Giani, the head of the Vatican police force, submitted his resignation amid the latest leaks and scandals surrounding the Catholic institution’s finances.More from Religion News Service 'Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance' Andrew Brunson tells of ‘fight for my faith’ in Turkey A year after being freed, Brunson spoke of his appreciation for his freedom and his continuing concern for the p...

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Religion News Headlines for October 15th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 14th, 2019

Need to know: Monday, October 14, 2019 Campaign Positions At LGBTQ forum, Democratic candidates talk God — a lot "There are a lot of people in the LGBTQ community that are also people of faith. They’re religious. They believe,” said Julián Castro.More from Religion News Service Changing Landscape Meet the imam building a ‘Muslim Village’ in the heart of Vegas Since 2010, the imam of Las Vegas’ oldest mosque has slowly but surely driven local drug houses and gangs out of his historic neighborhood. Now, he's on a mission to purchase the surrounding properties and transform them into affordable housing.More from Religion News Service Calls for Equal Status At Amazon synod, women insist that equality should mean the right to vote Catholic women attending the summit of bishops at the Vatican on the Amazon region praised the climate of inclusivity and openness ushered in by Pope Francis but insist that equality demands they also have a right to vote.More from Religion News Service ...

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Religion News Headlines for October 14th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 11th, 2019

Need to know: Friday, October 11, 2019 Changing Awareness Speaking of abuse: Baptist news service, Bible scholars grapple with language Some Christians are reassessing how to describe sexual misconduct, with an eye to owning up to the seriousness of abuse.More from Religion News Service 'Front Lines of Leadership' Latino Catholic leaders head to border for teach-in and public action Theologians, educators and activists from across the country are responding to changes in the border crisis brought on by a new policy for asylum-seekers.More from Religion News Service Gospel Celebration Almost 60, Donnie McClurkin says ‘I’m at a time now I sing when I want to’ The Grammy winner says ‘our black music form is the strongest music form in gospel music. It's what people gravitate to around the world.'More from Religion News Service Resurgent Intolerance Yom Kippur shooting in Germany latest indication of increasing anti-Semitism The shooting that left two dead and several injured as Jew...

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Religion News Headlines for October 11th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 10th, 2019

Need to know: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Addressing anti-Semitism Campaign posters in ‘Luther country’ raise specter of anti-Semitism Today, the question remains which part of Luther's legacy will have the greater impact on the upcoming election.More from Religion News Service 'Free Inquiry' Concerns Congressmen accuse Liberty U of restricting student free speech Two Democratic lawmakers are accusing Liberty University of enacting 'extreme restrictions on student free speech' in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.More from Religion News Service Rising Violence Opposition to Modi isn’t just about anti-Muslim violence, Indian Christians say Framing the opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party’s Hindutva creed as a Hindu-Muslim conflict ignores the persecution of India's Christians and other religious minorities.More from Religion News Service Halle Attack 2 killed in shooting near German synagogue; 1 person arrested An attacker tried to force his way into ...

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Religion News Headlines for October 10th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 9th, 2019

Need to know: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Prayer for Truth Christian leaders call for Day of Prayer in support of impeachment inquiry More than 80 Christian leaders are calling for a National Day of Prayer this Sunday (Oct. 13) 'for the truth to be revealed through the impeachment inquiry.'More from Religion News Service Eileh Ezkarah for Pittsburgh Felled by bullets, 11 Pittsburgh Jews will be remembered this Yom Kippur as martyrs A new poem to be recited during services Wednesday (Oct. 9) is just one example of the tangible ways the horrific events of Oct. 27, 2018, are reshaping the American Jewish community.More from Religion News Service Campus Access Christians urge California governor to veto bill for abortion pill access at colleges If signed into law, the 'College Student Right to Access Act,' or SB 24, would take effect in January 2023. Newsom has until Sunday to make a decision.More from Religion News Service Unorthodox Approach Romemu strikes a popular balance of Jewish t...

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Religion News Headlines for October 9th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 8th, 2019

Need to know: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Progressive Gathering Evolving Faith conference offers evangelical ‘refugees’ shelter Nearly 2,500 attendees gathered in Denver for two days to seek community in what many called "the wilderness" of deconstruction. Speakers grappled with questions about faith, church, power and justice. Even as they also mourned the death of co-founder, Rachel Held Evans.More from Religion News Service Fostering Diversity Christian university leaders meet to discuss how they can diversify their campuses About 300 people on Oct. 4-5 attended the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Diversity Conference at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.More from Religion News Service Opinion Four ways for all Americans to keep anti-Semitism from becoming the new normal There is a lot at stake for all of us. Anti-Semitism endangers not only Jews but the societies in which they live, writes Noam E. Marans.More from Religion News Service Signs of the Times Br...

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Religion News Headlines for October 8th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 7th, 2019

Need to know: Monday, October 7, 2019 Balance of Power Pope names 13 new cardinals, cements majority vote and the power to reshape the Church With the creation of these new Catholic princes who share Francis’ emphasis on a missional and evangelizing church, Francis has now named a total of 91 new cardinals, and more than 52% of the voting cardinals.More from Religion News Service Confronting Past Failures At Caring Well conference, SBC leaders hear criticism of abuse response The Caring Well conference on sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention devoted its second and third days to hearing from critics of the denomination's response to victims.More from Religion News Service Gospel Titan After 30 years leading church, Marvin Winans still says ‘music is what I do’ Though officially retired from singing, Winans’ musical expertise was on display for a national audience at the start of the July Democratic presidential candidate debate.More from Religion News Service Possible ...

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Religion News Headlines for October 7th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 4th, 2019

Need to know: Friday, October 4, 2019 Conservative Opposition Opposition to Amazon synod spurs new right-wing coalition in Brazil Its opposition to the Pan-Amazon synod's goals has given a group of conservative Catholic organizations new life as a wedge of the Brazilian president's populist base.More from Religion News Service Required Reading What all college students need to know about religion, according to the AAR The three-year effort is an attempt to provide greater religious literacy so undergraduates can better understand belief systems and worldviews different from their own.More from Religion News Service Divine Surveillance The idea that God — or someone — is always watching comes to life with technology Modern technology has brought the idea that a higher power is always watching — and has a recording device handy — to life.More from Religion News Service Controversial Proposals Vatican defends married priest proposal on Amazon agenda Organizers of the Synod on the P...

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Religion News Headlines for October 4th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 3rd, 2019

Need to know: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Student Group Ruling InterVarsity can require its leaders to be Christian, judge rules A judge is holding three officials at the University of Iowa personally accountable to pay back InterVarsity's legal fees after the organization won its case against the campus for removing the group due to a requirement that its leaders be Christian.More from Religion News Service Dire Warning Franklin Graham on impeachment: ‘Our country could begin to unravel’ Graham’s defense of the president echoed that of fellow evangelical Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, who warned of a potential civil war and accused Democrats of worshipping the pagan god Moloch.More from Religion News Service Issues Emerging As Vatican summit on the Amazon nears, differing camps frame the debate As the Vatican inches closer to a gathering of bishops to discuss the Amazon region, key players vie to frame the main issues likely to emerge at the Oct. 6-27 even...

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Religion News Headlines for October 3rd, 2019

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Religion News Headlines for October 16th, 2019

Need to know: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Problematic Origins Museum of the Bible says Oxford professor sold fragments illicitly As many as 17 Bible fragments were bought from a world-renowned Oxford University professor who researched the items for the British-based Egypt Exploration Society and secretly sold them to Hobby Lobby.More from Religion News Service New Sanctuary Movement Castro visits woman taking sanctuary in a church; other Dem candidates voice support Castro, who is Catholic, told church members that they were doing 'the Lord’s work' by offering sanctuary to Edith Espinal.More from Religion News Service Mindfulness Industry Meditation apps proliferate, even if what they provide is not enlightenment Some teachers worry that corporate America's adoption of Buddhism’s spiritual practice could be used for unethical purposes.More from Religion News Service Opinion Cultivate common ground regarding faith in public life Making lasting progress on the most difficult issues facing our country will require renewed efforts to bring diverse Americans of good faith together to listen to one another, writes Melissa Rogers.More from Religion News Service Flunking Sainthood Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, and the dangers of mixing religion and politics How will Billy Graham be remembered? Is his son Franklin damaging that legacy? Historian and Graham biographer Grant Wacker weighs in, writes Jana Riess.More from Religion News Service Fracturing Support Why evangelical Christian leaders care so deeply about Trump abandoning the Kurds White evangelicals have stuck by Trump through allegations of sexual assault, racism and corruption. But leaders have decried his decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria.More from Huffpost Latest news from RNS Andrew Brunson tells of ‘fight for my faith’ in Turkey As fewer refugees enter the US, one Chicago group decides to go to them Resignation of pope’s bodyguard signals tension amid Vatican finance leaks More views from RNS Synod appears to be moving toward ordination for married men in Amazon American bishop says Amazon synod will enrich the church — and our lives After a week, distress over a black life returns to North Texas

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Religion News Headlines for October 16th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 15th, 2019

Need to know: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Proposal Rejected Buttigieg, Warren reject O’Rourke plan to link church tax status, LGBT policy A comment last week by candidate Beto O’Rourke that churches and faith-based institutions should lose their tax-exempt status if they don’t support same-sex marriage has brought criticism from two of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.More from Religion News Service Ongoing Investigation Resignation of pope’s bodyguard signals tension amid Vatican finance leaks Pope Francis’ 'guardian angel' handed in his wings on Monday. Domenico Giani, the head of the Vatican police force, submitted his resignation amid the latest leaks and scandals surrounding the Catholic institution’s finances.More from Religion News Service 'Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance' Andrew Brunson tells of ‘fight for my faith’ in Turkey A year after being freed, Brunson spoke of his appreciation for his freedom and his continuing concern for the p...

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Religion News Headlines for October 15th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 14th, 2019

Need to know: Monday, October 14, 2019 Campaign Positions At LGBTQ forum, Democratic candidates talk God — a lot "There are a lot of people in the LGBTQ community that are also people of faith. They’re religious. They believe,” said Julián Castro.More from Religion News Service Changing Landscape Meet the imam building a ‘Muslim Village’ in the heart of Vegas Since 2010, the imam of Las Vegas’ oldest mosque has slowly but surely driven local drug houses and gangs out of his historic neighborhood. Now, he's on a mission to purchase the surrounding properties and transform them into affordable housing.More from Religion News Service Calls for Equal Status At Amazon synod, women insist that equality should mean the right to vote Catholic women attending the summit of bishops at the Vatican on the Amazon region praised the climate of inclusivity and openness ushered in by Pope Francis but insist that equality demands they also have a right to vote.More from Religion News Service ...

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Religion News Headlines for October 14th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 11th, 2019

Need to know: Friday, October 11, 2019 Changing Awareness Speaking of abuse: Baptist news service, Bible scholars grapple with language Some Christians are reassessing how to describe sexual misconduct, with an eye to owning up to the seriousness of abuse.More from Religion News Service 'Front Lines of Leadership' Latino Catholic leaders head to border for teach-in and public action Theologians, educators and activists from across the country are responding to changes in the border crisis brought on by a new policy for asylum-seekers.More from Religion News Service Gospel Celebration Almost 60, Donnie McClurkin says ‘I’m at a time now I sing when I want to’ The Grammy winner says ‘our black music form is the strongest music form in gospel music. It's what people gravitate to around the world.'More from Religion News Service Resurgent Intolerance Yom Kippur shooting in Germany latest indication of increasing anti-Semitism The shooting that left two dead and several injured as Jew...

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Religion News Headlines for October 11th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 10th, 2019

Need to know: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Addressing anti-Semitism Campaign posters in ‘Luther country’ raise specter of anti-Semitism Today, the question remains which part of Luther's legacy will have the greater impact on the upcoming election.More from Religion News Service 'Free Inquiry' Concerns Congressmen accuse Liberty U of restricting student free speech Two Democratic lawmakers are accusing Liberty University of enacting 'extreme restrictions on student free speech' in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.More from Religion News Service Rising Violence Opposition to Modi isn’t just about anti-Muslim violence, Indian Christians say Framing the opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party’s Hindutva creed as a Hindu-Muslim conflict ignores the persecution of India's Christians and other religious minorities.More from Religion News Service Halle Attack 2 killed in shooting near German synagogue; 1 person arrested An attacker tried to force his way into ...

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Religion News Headlines for October 10th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 9th, 2019

Need to know: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Prayer for Truth Christian leaders call for Day of Prayer in support of impeachment inquiry More than 80 Christian leaders are calling for a National Day of Prayer this Sunday (Oct. 13) 'for the truth to be revealed through the impeachment inquiry.'More from Religion News Service Eileh Ezkarah for Pittsburgh Felled by bullets, 11 Pittsburgh Jews will be remembered this Yom Kippur as martyrs A new poem to be recited during services Wednesday (Oct. 9) is just one example of the tangible ways the horrific events of Oct. 27, 2018, are reshaping the American Jewish community.More from Religion News Service Campus Access Christians urge California governor to veto bill for abortion pill access at colleges If signed into law, the 'College Student Right to Access Act,' or SB 24, would take effect in January 2023. Newsom has until Sunday to make a decision.More from Religion News Service Unorthodox Approach Romemu strikes a popular balance of Jewish t...

2 MIN1 weeks ago
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Religion News Headlines for October 9th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 8th, 2019

Need to know: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Progressive Gathering Evolving Faith conference offers evangelical ‘refugees’ shelter Nearly 2,500 attendees gathered in Denver for two days to seek community in what many called "the wilderness" of deconstruction. Speakers grappled with questions about faith, church, power and justice. Even as they also mourned the death of co-founder, Rachel Held Evans.More from Religion News Service Fostering Diversity Christian university leaders meet to discuss how they can diversify their campuses About 300 people on Oct. 4-5 attended the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Diversity Conference at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.More from Religion News Service Opinion Four ways for all Americans to keep anti-Semitism from becoming the new normal There is a lot at stake for all of us. Anti-Semitism endangers not only Jews but the societies in which they live, writes Noam E. Marans.More from Religion News Service Signs of the Times Br...

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Religion News Headlines for October 8th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 7th, 2019

Need to know: Monday, October 7, 2019 Balance of Power Pope names 13 new cardinals, cements majority vote and the power to reshape the Church With the creation of these new Catholic princes who share Francis’ emphasis on a missional and evangelizing church, Francis has now named a total of 91 new cardinals, and more than 52% of the voting cardinals.More from Religion News Service Confronting Past Failures At Caring Well conference, SBC leaders hear criticism of abuse response The Caring Well conference on sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention devoted its second and third days to hearing from critics of the denomination's response to victims.More from Religion News Service Gospel Titan After 30 years leading church, Marvin Winans still says ‘music is what I do’ Though officially retired from singing, Winans’ musical expertise was on display for a national audience at the start of the July Democratic presidential candidate debate.More from Religion News Service Possible ...

3 MIN1 weeks ago
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Religion News Headlines for October 7th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 4th, 2019

Need to know: Friday, October 4, 2019 Conservative Opposition Opposition to Amazon synod spurs new right-wing coalition in Brazil Its opposition to the Pan-Amazon synod's goals has given a group of conservative Catholic organizations new life as a wedge of the Brazilian president's populist base.More from Religion News Service Required Reading What all college students need to know about religion, according to the AAR The three-year effort is an attempt to provide greater religious literacy so undergraduates can better understand belief systems and worldviews different from their own.More from Religion News Service Divine Surveillance The idea that God — or someone — is always watching comes to life with technology Modern technology has brought the idea that a higher power is always watching — and has a recording device handy — to life.More from Religion News Service Controversial Proposals Vatican defends married priest proposal on Amazon agenda Organizers of the Synod on the P...

3 MIN1 weeks ago
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Religion News Headlines for October 4th, 2019

Religion News Headlines for October 3rd, 2019

Need to know: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Student Group Ruling InterVarsity can require its leaders to be Christian, judge rules A judge is holding three officials at the University of Iowa personally accountable to pay back InterVarsity's legal fees after the organization won its case against the campus for removing the group due to a requirement that its leaders be Christian.More from Religion News Service Dire Warning Franklin Graham on impeachment: ‘Our country could begin to unravel’ Graham’s defense of the president echoed that of fellow evangelical Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, who warned of a potential civil war and accused Democrats of worshipping the pagan god Moloch.More from Religion News Service Issues Emerging As Vatican summit on the Amazon nears, differing camps frame the debate As the Vatican inches closer to a gathering of bishops to discuss the Amazon region, key players vie to frame the main issues likely to emerge at the Oct. 6-27 even...

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Religion News Headlines for October 3rd, 2019