Former President Donald Trump addressed the Jan. 6 hearings during a speech Friday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Nashville. Amanda Tyler, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, joined CBS News to talk about the role Christian nationalism played in the Capitol insurrection.
- Raleigh News and Observer
“It was really awful. Very, very hurtful,” said Wilhelmina Indermaur, who has taught for five years.
- Springfield News-Leader
Neither a Texas Baptist church nor a West Plains church will partner with Kanakuk Kamps any longer.
Israeli billionaire heiress covertly paid celebrities thousands to promote 'family purity' and advocate against having sex on period, report says
Ruthy Leviev-Yelizarov covertly paid celebrities thousands to advocate against married women having sex on their periods, per The Jerusalem Post.
- The Week
Pope cancels visit to Congo and South Sudan, citing health issues
- The Abilene Reporter-News
As a rookie with the Pittsburgh Steelers, I objected to the pre-game prayers. How I prayed was my decision and mine alone.
A Taliban-run gathering of thousands of male religious and ethnic leaders ended on Saturday by asking foreign governments to formally recognise their administration, but made no signals of changes on international demands such as the opening of girls' high schools. The Afghan economy has plunged into crisis as Westerngovernments have withdrawn funding and strictly enforcedsanctions, saying the Taliban government needs to changecourse on human rights, especially those of women. "We ask regional and international countries, especially Islamic countries … to recognise the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ... release all sanctions, unfreeze (central bank) funds and support in development of Afghanistan," the gathering's participants said in a statement, using the group's name for their government, which has not been formally recognised by any country.
- Times Record News
The massacre occurred during a Sunday Mass, but it wasn't an ordinary Sunday – this was the great feast of Pentecost, which marks the end of the Easter season.
Police free 77 people from confinement in a church in south-western Nigeria.
- Associated Press
Nate Looney is a Black man who grew up in Los Angeles, a descendant of enslaved people from generations ago. Once, he walked into a synagogue dressed for Shabbat services in slacks and a buttoned-down shirt and was told to go to the kitchen. “The last thing you want to happen when you go to a synagogue to attend a service,” Looney said, “is to be treated like you don't belong.”
Indian police made fresh arrests on Saturday over the murder of a Hindu tailor in Rajasthan, which sparked tensions between the Hindu majority and Muslim minority and a clampdown on protests and the Internet to prevent them from escalating. Two Muslim men already under arrest for the murder, who filmed the act and posted it online, said it had been a response to the victim's support for a politician's derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammad. The victim, Kanhaiya Lal Teli, had allegedly made a social media post supporting Nupur Sharma, a former spokesperson for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, who made anti-Islam comments in May.
- Associated Press
Pope Francis greeted members of the Congolese community in Rome, borrowing words from their native languages Sunday to wish them peace and joy during an especially vibrant ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica. Francis, 85, was supposed to make a July 2-7 pilgrimage to Congo and South Sudan. Instead, some 2,000 Congolese or descendants of people from Congo joined the pope in Mass at the Vatican.
- The Repository
A U.S. Supreme Court case that centered on a group of Ohio Jehovah's Witnesses and the First Amendment turns 20
Growing up in an Orthodox Jewish household has had a positive impact on my life as a chronically ill person
Growing up in a religious household has helped the author listen to her body, while she waits for a diagnosis of her chronic illness.
- Idaho Statesman
Rabbi Dan Fink, a Statesman religion columnist, writes about the connections we need to have to the natural world.
- The Bergen Record
The reconstructed Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will be consecrated on July 4. It features a distinctive transparent dome that glows at night.
- The Oak Ridger
Virginia Jones wrote a letter admonishing the Supreme Court for voting in a matter pertaining to a football coach, his players and prayer.
The SCOTUS decision does not prohibit abortions. It rules that no right to abortion is found in the Constitution. Each state must decide the issue.
Be proud and celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Fly our flag, attend a parade and enjoy fireworks.
Voices of Faith column.
- Associated Press
Pope Francis urged the people and leaders of Congo and South Sudan on Saturday to “turn a page” and forge new paths of reconciliation, peace and development. Francis issued a video message on the day he had planned to begin a weeklong pilgrimage to the two African countries. In the message, Francis said he was “greatly disappointed” to not be able to travel and promised to visit “as soon as possible.”