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With new solo album, Sonny Singh comes full circle

(RNS) — Activist and musician Sonny Singh’s first solo album blends politics, music and Sikh faith. The post With new solo album, Sonny Singh comes full circle appeared first on Religion News Service.

An American rabbi went to help Ukrainian refugees. But he hoped to find his cousins.

(RNS) — ‘I knew that finding them would be like finding a needle in a haystack,’ said Rabbi David Wilfond. The post An American rabbi went to help Ukrainian refugees. But he hoped to find his cousins. appeared first on Religion News Service.

Hillsong pastor Brian Houston resigns after revelations of indiscretions with women

(RNS) — In a statement posted on its website Wednesday, the board said it had accepted Houston’s resignation and acknowledged ‘there will be much emotion at this news.’ The post Hillsong pastor Brian Houston resigns after revelations of indiscretions with women appeared first on Religion News Service.

Russian Orthodox eye expansion in Africa, maybe Turkey as well

(RNS) — Sanctions that have threatened the Russian economy, experts say, could also put the brakes on any expansion by the Russian church. The post Russian Orthodox eye expansion in Africa, maybe Turkey as well appeared first on Religion News Service.

Franklin Graham, Russia and the ‘Moralist International’

(RNS) — The war in Ukraine has made strange bedfellows of the international religious right. The post Franklin Graham, Russia and the ‘Moralist International’ appeared first on Religion News Service.

Hillsong board blames anxiety drug, alcohol for landing Brian Houston in a woman’s hotel room

(RNS) — The board of the global megachurch released a statement revealing its cofounder had sent inappropriate text messages to a staff member and spent time in a woman’s hotel room. The post Hillsong board blames anxiety drug, alcohol for landing Brian Houston in a woman’s hotel room appeared first on Religion News Service.

Ukraine’s only woman rabbi among the many Jews fleeing war

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — With some 200,000 Jews in Ukraine, one of the world’s largest Jewish communities, it is inevitable that many Jewish people are also among those fleeing. The post Ukraine’s only woman rabbi among the many Jews fleeing war appeared first on Religion News Service.

Moscow patriarch stokes Orthodox tensions with war remarks

(AP) — Kirill on Sunday depicted the war in spiritual terms. The post Moscow patriarch stokes Orthodox tensions with war remarks appeared first on Religion News Service.