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Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49—1 man charged

Forty-nine people were killed in an attack in two mosques in New Zealand. The man who claimed responsibility for the shooting said he came to New Zealand only to plan and train for the attack, according to police.
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Cantor regains his lost voice by composing Jewish music

WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) — When his singing voice failed, former cantor Arnold Saltzman reinvented himself as a composer and rabbi. His latest symphony recently debuted in the nation’s capital.
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Houses of Worship are not just for worship anymore

(RNS) — While many churches engage in mission activities “beyond the walls” of their buildings, others are finding innovative ways to use their facilities to serve others and extend their mission in existing properties.
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‘Jeopardy!’ clergy contestants keep the faith, organize prayer service for Trebek

(RNS) — An interfaith group of former “Jeopardy!” clergy contestants is organizing a prayer service for longtime host Alec Trebek, who recently announced he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. McCarrick, 88, is the highest-ranking churchman to be laicized, as the process is…


LDS missionaries can now call home weekly. Some parents worry new policy is too lax.

In the past, LDS missionaries were only allowed to call home twice a year, a policy designed to let them focus on their mission, free from distractions. But a new policy will allow them to call or video chat with family once a week.
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Students at Sundance explore film through the eyes of faith

(RNS) — Students from Fuller Seminary and a number of Christian colleges attended this year’s Sundance Film Festival for a look at how spirituality and storytelling meet.
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