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Posted to Religious Diversity News on June 17, 2019
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory celebrated Mass at St. Augustine Church in Washington which was founded by free African Americans in the 19th century.
Boisterous faith leaders and a silent Pete Buttigieg rally against Trump at White House – Religion News Service
Posted to Religious Diversity News on June 13, 2019
(RNS) — Despite being repeatedly blocked by federal agents and the mysterious closure of a park across from the White House, the demonstrators still got their message of resistance to the president across.
Posted to Religious Diversity News on April 29, 2019
When it comes time for Muslims to break their Ramadan fast at sundown during Islam’s holy month, they traditionally start with a few dried dates. For their last full meal before a full day of fasting, many American Muslim families down a plate of pancakes at IHOP. It’s not because Muslims like pancakes more than other Americans. It’s because the 24-hour pancake house chain is often the only local restaurant open at suhoor, the meal eaten just before the ritual fast begins at daybreak. A new initiative cal
Posted to Religious Diversity News on April 15, 2019
Undergraduate students at Jesuit-run Georgetown University voted overwhelmingly April 11 to pay a new student fee that would be for reparations to the descendants of slaves owned and later sold by the school.
Posted to Religious Diversity News on April 4, 2019
Pope Francis named the first African-American to the Catholic Church’s most senior U.S. position on Thursday, seeking to end a period of upheaval in a job whose previous two occupants were caught in sexual abuse scandals. Former Atlanta archbishop Wilton Gregory, 71, was made new head of the Church in the U.S. capital Washington, D.C., and is also likely to become a cardinal eligible to vote in a conclave to elect the next pope after Francis. He would be the first African-American to hold the rank of card
Posted to Religious Diversity News on February 14, 2019
This story includes a podcast episode looking at how the Baha’is of the U.S. are learning to contribute to the critical discourse on race.
Posted to Religious Diversity News on February 7, 2019
(RNS) — “We can make our communities safer … our faith deeper and our middle class bigger and more prosperous than ever before,” President Trump said.
Posted to Religious Diversity News on January 28, 2019
By now, most political followers are aware that the 116th Congress is the most diverse in history. It includes the first Native American women — Sharice Davids, D-Kan., and Debra
Posted to Religious Diversity News on January 18, 2019
It was passed the same day that the first two female Muslim congress members took office