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Chrissy Metz on ‘Breakthrough’: Everything happens as it should

(RNS) — The ‘This Is Us’ actress said she ‘wholeheartedly’ believes in miracles, including the one a doctor says occurred in the life of a boy whose true story is depicted in the movie, releasing for Easter.
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The spiritual politics of presidential candidate Marianne Williamson

(RNS) — ‘The only way to defeat dog whistles is to drown them out with angel voices. But the angels can only sing through us,’ said the author of ‘A Return to Love,’ of her run to deprive Donald Trump of the White House.
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For storied civil rights center, Highlander Center fire is an echo of the past

(RNS) — This isn’t the first time the renowned civil rights center, where the Rev. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks came to strategize, has been targeted.
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US Methodists plot ways to resist new LGBT rules

(RNS) — On Thursday (April 4), a group of 30 clergy, bishops and activists led by megachurch pastor Adam Hamilton will gather in Decatur, Ga., to strategize a future for those churches that cannot remain in a denomination that denies LGBT rights.
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Ronnie Floyd, Arkansas megachurch pastor, elected to head SBC executive committee

NASHVILLE (RNS) — Arkansas megachurch pastor Ronnie Floyd, part of President Trump’s informal group of evangelical advisors, was elected to lead the Southern Baptist Convention’s Nashville-based Executive Committee.
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DeVon Franklin produces faith films while guiding men through #MeToo movement

(RNS) — ‘I challenge every man to not look at the #MeToo movement as a women’s movement,’ said Franklin. ‘It’s not. We need to be a part of this movement.’
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Churches and other faith-based groups lend a hand after historic Nebraska floods

OMAHA, Neb. (RNS) — Local churches and national faith-based disaster relief groups — along with state and federal officials — are stepping in to lend a hand with recovery after floodwaters raged across the Midwest earlier this month.
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How the White House is courting evangelicals on its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

JERUSALEM (RNS) — A March 7 meeting at the White House is just one of a series of meetings, dinners, lunches and coffees the Trump administration has had with evangelical leaders as it prepares to release its peace plan. …


For Israeli lunar lander, faith provides inspiration and challenges

(RNS) — An engineer says SpaceIL and SpaceX had many ‘long discussions’ about moving the launch date so it didn’t overlap with the Jewish Sabbath. …


How two Jewish Bible scholars got an audience with the pope

(RNS) — Marc Zvi Brettler, a Duke University Hebrew Bible scholar, said it took a bit of chutzpah, but, turns out, the pope was interested.
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