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South Sudanese refugees are making a home, and a church, in Central New York

South Sudanese refugees are making a home, and a church, in Central New York

(RNS) — With help from the Episcopal diocese and a local interfaith agency, a group of South Sudanese refugees has found a home and a welcoming community to grow their small congregation. The post South Sudanese refugees are making a home, and a church, in Central New York appeared first on Religion News Service.

Climate crisis at forefront of agenda for Parliament of the World’s Religions

Climate crisis at forefront of agenda for Parliament of the World’s Religions

(RNS) — Jane Goodall noted that faith leaders could play a great role in bringing about change in the world. The post Climate crisis at forefront of agenda for Parliament of the World’s Religions appeared first on Religion News Service.

France returns marble angels stolen from Italy church in ’89

France returns marble angels stolen from Italy church in ’89

Italy’s art police said Tuesday that the angels, decorated with strategically placed vine of leaves and fruit, had been stolen from the St. Sebastian church in Guardia Sanframondi, northeast of Naples, on Dec. 13, 1989. The post France returns marble angels stolen from Italy church in ’89 appeared first on Religion News Service.

France returns marble angels stolen from Italy church in ’89

France returns marble angels stolen from Italy church in ’89

Italy’s art police said Tuesday that the angels, decorated with strategically placed vine of leaves and fruit, had been stolen from the St. Sebastian church in Guardia Sanframondi, northeast of Naples, on Dec. 13, 1989. The post France returns marble angels stolen from Italy church in ’89 appeared first on Religion News Service.

Baptist watchdog flunks Forever 21, praises H&M in annual ‘ethical fashion’ report

Baptist watchdog flunks Forever 21, praises H&M in annual ‘ethical fashion’ report

(RNS) — Nearly 100 companies earned a low average score of 33.6 out of 100. The post Baptist watchdog flunks Forever 21, praises H&M in annual ‘ethical fashion’ report appeared first on Religion News Service.

Baptist watchdog flunks Forever 21, praises H&M in annual ‘ethical fashion’ report

Baptist watchdog flunks Forever 21, praises H&M in annual ‘ethical fashion’ report

(RNS) — Nearly 100 companies earned a low average score of 33.6 out of 100. The post Baptist watchdog flunks Forever 21, praises H&M in annual ‘ethical fashion’ report appeared first on Religion News Service.

Border dispatches: Mayor says local crime rate hides citizens’ values

Border dispatches: Mayor says local crime rate hides citizens’ values

(RNS) — A 3,200-mile bike ride along the U.S.-Mexico border to see what America’s immigration policy looks like in action. The post Border dispatches: Mayor says local crime rate hides citizens’ values appeared first on Religion News Service.

Border dispatches: Mayor says local crime rate hides citizens’ values

Border dispatches: Mayor says local crime rate hides citizens’ values

(RNS) — A 3,200-mile bike ride along the U.S.-Mexico border to see what America’s immigration policy looks like in action. The post Border dispatches: Mayor says local crime rate hides citizens’ values appeared first on Religion News Service.

In remote Himalayan India, Buddhist monks and Indigenous tribe fight government hydropower projects

In remote Himalayan India, Buddhist monks and Indigenous tribe fight government hydropower projects

(RNS) — The Buddhist monks have united with the nomadic Monpa to protest projects that could destroy the monasteries, hot springs and temples that dot the snow-capped Himalayan region. The post In remote Himalayan India, Buddhist monks and Indigenous tribe fight government hydropower projects appeared first on Religion News Service.

In remote Himalayan India, Buddhist monks and Indigenous tribe fight government hydropower projects

In remote Himalayan India, Buddhist monks and Indigenous tribe fight government hydropower projects

(RNS) — The Buddhist monks have united with the nomadic Monpa to protest projects that could destroy the monasteries, hot springs and temples that dot the snow-capped Himalayan region. The post In remote Himalayan India, Buddhist monks and Indigenous tribe fight government hydropower projects appeared first on Religion News Service.