Photos of the Week: Southern Baptists meet; historic bell found

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(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, rebuilding a historic New York City church and more. Note: RNS is expanding Photos of the Week to include reader photos. Please submit current … Read more

Photos of the Week: Belgium hunger strike; SBC tension

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(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes a hunger strike in Belgium, tension before the Southern Baptist Convention meeting and more.  Note: RNS is expanding Photos of the Week to include reader photos. Please submit current photos of your … Read more

Deconstructed. Deconverted. Not Defriended.

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Life is long. Spiritual journeys are winding. Sometimes there are mushrooms. Plenty has been written about the rise of the so-called nones, those who are unaffiliated with any faith tradition. Many of them were once Christians. But behind the stats are millions of stories and spiritual journeys. Behind the stats are more than a few … Read more

‘Serenade’ album celebrates LGBTQ youth ahead of Queer Youth of Faith Day

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Artist Mel Rottman talks about their new single featured in the Beloved Arise “Serenade” album. Video screengrab. Video by Rob Cooley (RNS) — When 19-year-old Mel Rottman came out as gay, they thought they would lose their community. Instead, Rottman was met with love from their parents, pastor and church. “A lot of my faith … Read more