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Religion News Service

Religion News Service (RNS) aims to be the largest single source of news about religion, spirituality and ideas. We strive to inform, illuminate and inspire public discourse on matters relating to belief and convictions.

Israelis Prepare for a Passover Overshadowed by War and Loss

As the normally joyous communal holiday of Passover approaches this year, many Israelis say the war in Gaza has dampened the prospect of holding a Seder — the communal retelling of the ancient Israelites’ escape from Egypt from enslavement based on the Bible’s Book of Exodus. 

University of Southern California Bars Muslim Valedictorian from Giving Her Speech

The University of Southern California's decision to bar their Muslim valedictorian Asna Tabassum from speaking at graduation shows academic institutions are failing to protect students equally.

How Not to Comfort the Mourning: Hospital Chaplain J.S. Park Talks Grief in New Book

In J.S. Park's latest book, “As Long as You Need: Permission to Grieve,” he draws on nearly a decade of sitting with people on the worst day of their lives, offering vivid stories from the bedside and his own life to show why an unrushed, authentic approach to grieving allows people to honor their loss for what it is.

As Trump Hawks Bible, Debate Over ‘Christian America’ Spreads Outside Church

During the heyday of American churchgoing, some presidents sought to use religion to unite the country. In the age of Trump, it is one more thing to fight over.

Poll Shows Slight Dip in U.S. Support for LGBTQ Rights Across Religious Groups

While most Americans continue to broadly support LGBTQ rights, that support may be waning, including among religious Americans, according to a new poll from PRRI.

Church Militant Plans to Cease Publication in April

Church Militant, the far-right Catholic media network, will cease operating at the end of April 2024, according to a press release issued Friday (March 1) by the law firm Todd & Weld LLP.

New Survey Finds Pockets of Support for Christian Nationalism Across the Country

A Public Religion Research Institute Study found roughly 3 in 10 Americans express some sympathy for Christian nationalism, with its greatest popularity concentrated in the Southeast and Upper Midwest.

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