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The Southern Baptists’ challenge on race (ANALYSIS)

(RNS) In the wake of tragic shootings of unarmed black men at the hands of vigilantes and white police officers, many institutions across American society, from the president on down, have sought to foster “national conversations” about race. Perhaps surprisingly, an agenc…
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Tibetan Buddhist leader blazes an innovative trail

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) Wrapped in the maroon and gold robes of a Tibetan monk, Ogyen Trinley Dorje isn’t what most people picture when they think of innovation. To his followers, Dorje is the 17th Karmapa — the leader of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism and the l…
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Cardinal Raymond Burke: Gays, remarried Catholics, murderers are all the same

(RNS) When Pope Francis last year effectively demoted U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke by moving him out of a senior post in the Vatican to a largely ceremonial role as head of a Rome-based Catholic charity, it was viewed as a way to sideline one of the pontiff’s most outspoken c…
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Millennials are the ‘don’t judge generation’ on sexual morality: Survey

(RNS) Most young adults of every religion, race and ethnicity support access to affordable contraception. And 56 percent of people ages 18 to 35 say that in some situations, choosing to have abortion “is the most responsible decision that a woman can make.” But, a new su…
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Southern Baptist race summit calls for focus on reconciliation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Southern Baptists did not mince words about their racist past during a two-day summit here devoted to making churches more diverse. During the first half-hour of the conference Thursday (March 26), the Southern Baptist Convention’s top ethics czar ac…
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