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Members of the Orthodox Jewish community walk past shipping containers in the South Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, in March.

Survey of U.S. Jews reveals worries, divisions

Members of the Orthodox Jewish community walk past shipping containers in the South Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, in March.

May 15, 2021, 6:09am Churches & Religion

A comprehensive new survey of Jewish Americans finds them increasingly worried about anti-Semitism, proud of their cultural heritage and sharply divided about the importance of religious observance in their lives. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, attend Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle during Inauguration Day ceremonies in Washington. When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June 2021, they'll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don't partake of Communion if you persist in public advocacy of abortion rights.

U.S. bishops mull get-tough proposals on Communion

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, attend Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle during Inauguration Day ceremonies in Washington. When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June 2021, they'll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don't partake of Communion if you persist in public advocacy of abortion rights.

May 15, 2021, 6:05am Churches & Religion

The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office is warning U.S. bishops to deliberate carefully and minimize divisions before proceeding with a possible plan to rebuke Roman Catholic politicians such as President Joe Biden for receiving Communion even though they support abortion rights. Read story

Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Hundreds of Muslims attended dawn Eid al-Fitr prayers Thursday marking the end of the month of prayer and fasting for Muslims around the world, a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

Virus, Mideast turmoil stifle Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Muslims offer prayers during the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Hundreds of Muslims attended dawn Eid al-Fitr prayers Thursday marking the end of the month of prayer and fasting for Muslims around the world, a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar.

May 13, 2021, 8:03am Churches & Religion

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year Thursday as the COVID-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations on the holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Read story

Ramadan, a month of fasting, prayer and dedication to community for Muslims, ends at sunset Wednesday

May 12, 2021, 7:52am Churches & Religion

Ramadan draws to a close at sunset Wednesday, leaving Muslims with a renewed sense of their faith after a month of fasting, introspection and prayer. Read story

This undated image provided by the CW Network shows Leslie Jordan who appears in the CW's teen soap "Hidden Palms." (AP Photo/CW)

Leslie Jordan’s gospel album is a hoedown so fabulous that even Dolly Parton shows up

This undated image provided by the CW Network shows Leslie Jordan who appears in the CW's teen soap "Hidden Palms." (AP Photo/CW)

May 10, 2021, 6:00am Churches & Religion

To the 5.7 million of us who lap up Leslie Jordan’s Instagram musings, it’ll come as a shock that he doesn’t care for one of his most endearing traits. Read story

Javier KM prays in the mostly empty nave of The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in downtown Vancouver.

Washington events can increase capacity with vaccinated sections

Javier KM prays in the mostly empty nave of The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in downtown Vancouver.

May 3, 2021, 4:01pm Churches & Religion

OLYMPIA — More people will be allowed at indoor and outdoor spectator events and indoor religious services if there are designated COVID-19 vaccination sections, under new guidance issued by Gov. Jay Inslee Monday. Read story

Washington National Cathedral stone carver Sean Callahan uses an air chisel to work on a sculpture of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winning author Elie Wiesel at the cathedral, Thursday, March 25, 2021. Wiesel, who died in 2016, became an outspoken advocate for human rights causes around the world, helped found the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

Author Wiesel lauded at National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral stone carver Sean Callahan uses an air chisel to work on a sculpture of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winning author Elie Wiesel at the cathedral, Thursday, March 25, 2021. Wiesel, who died in 2016, became an outspoken advocate for human rights causes around the world, helped found the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

May 1, 2021, 6:00am Churches & Religion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington National Cathedral, the massive Episcopal house of worship that prides itself on being an unfinished work-in-progress whose stones and stained glass tell the story of the 20th and 21st centuries, is unveiling its newest addition: a carving of iconic author, human rights campaigner and Holocaust survivor… Read story

FILE - In this file photo taken on March 6, 2021, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin arrives ahead of an interreligious meeting with Pope Francis near the archaeological area of the Sumerian city-state of Ur, 20 kilometers south-west of Nasiriyah, Iraq. The Vatican No. 2 is skipping a planned trip to Venezuela this week because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's former ambassador to Caracas, had planned to celebrate the April 30 beatification of Jose Gregorio Hernandez, dubbed the "doctor of the poor." The Vatican said Wednesday that due to issues linked to the pandemic, Parolin wouldn't make the trip.

Vatican No 2 skips trip to Venezuela, cites pandemic

FILE - In this file photo taken on March 6, 2021, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin arrives ahead of an interreligious meeting with Pope Francis near the archaeological area of the Sumerian city-state of Ur, 20 kilometers south-west of Nasiriyah, Iraq. The Vatican No. 2 is skipping a planned trip to Venezuela this week because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's former ambassador to Caracas, had planned to celebrate the April 30 beatification of Jose Gregorio Hernandez, dubbed the "doctor of the poor." The Vatican said Wednesday that due to issues linked to the pandemic, Parolin wouldn't make the trip.

April 28, 2021, 8:11am Churches & Religion

ROME — The Vatican No. 2 is skipping a planned trip to Venezuela this week because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Minnesota hospital adds prayer stickers

April 24, 2021, 6:00am Churches & Religion

MINNEAPOLIS — Muslims getting care at the Hennepin Healthcare will no longer scramble to locate the right direction for prayer. Read story

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, center, walks with his security detail Tuesday at George Floyd Square after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of Floyd in Minneapolis. Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death.

Faith leaders find hope after verdict in Floyd case

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, center, walks with his security detail Tuesday at George Floyd Square after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of Floyd in Minneapolis. Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death.

April 24, 2021, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Faith leaders in Minnesota and across the United States expressed hope that their advocacy work for racial justice will gain momentum from the guilty verdict rendered against Derek Chauvin, the former police officer convicted of killing George Floyd. Read story