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Top Presbyterian executive calls on US Jews to end ‘enslavement’ of Palestinians

Top Presbyterian executive calls on US Jews to end ‘enslavement’ of Palestinians

(RNS) — In his reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson said he hoped U.S. Jews would influence the U.S. government in ‘ending the immoral enslavement’ of Palestinians. The post Top Presbyterian executive calls on US Jews to end ‘enslavement’ of Palestinians appeared first on Religion News Service.

George O. Wood, dead at 80, remembered as ‘door-opener’ in leadership of AG

George O. Wood, dead at 80, remembered as ‘door-opener’ in leadership of AG

(RNS) — The longtime general superintendent of the Assembles of God saw the Pentecostal denomination to its highest levels of membership and promoted the leadership of women and minorities. The post George O. Wood, dead at 80, remembered as ‘door-opener’ in leadership of AG appeared first on Religion News Service.

Desmond Tutu: Politician or saint?

Desmond Tutu: Politician or saint?

(RNS) — The archbishop who helped South Africa end apartheid was often accused of wielding worldly power. The post Desmond Tutu: Politician or saint? appeared first on Religion News Service.

Ransom freed some missionary hostages in Haiti, workers say

Ransom freed some missionary hostages in Haiti, workers say

(AP) — The person who made the payment was not affiliated with Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, and the workers say they don’t know who the individual is or how much was paid to the gang, The post Ransom freed some missionary hostages in Haiti, workers say appeared first on Religion News Service.

A surge of evangelicals in Spain, fueled by Latin Americans

A surge of evangelicals in Spain, fueled by Latin Americans

SALAMANCA, Spain (AP) — The numbers reflect huge surges in Spain’s migrant population and are producing profound changes in in a country long dominated by the Catholic church. The post A surge of evangelicals in Spain, fueled by Latin Americans appeared first on Religion News Service.

How East London’s oldest halal restaurant survived the pandemic

How East London’s oldest halal restaurant survived the pandemic

LONDON (RNS) — Halal Restaurant opened in 1939 to serve the needs of Muslims in the maritime industry. Over the ensuing decades the restaurant has changed alongside the rapidly shifting neighborhood. The post How East London’s oldest halal restaurant survived the pandemic appeared first on Religion News Service.

‘A moral giant’: South Africans pay their respects to Tutu

‘A moral giant’: South Africans pay their respects to Tutu

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The Anglican archbishop’s plain pine casket is on view Friday in St. George’s Anglican Cathedral in Cape Town. The post ‘A moral giant’: South Africans pay their respects to Tutu appeared first on Religion News Service.

African leaders hail Tutu, but many don’t follow his lead

African leaders hail Tutu, but many don’t follow his lead

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Many leaders have remained silent about Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s support for issues they’re uncomfortable with. The post African leaders hail Tutu, but many don’t follow his lead appeared first on Religion News Service.

Tutu’s advocacy for LGBTQ rights did not sway most of Africa

Tutu’s advocacy for LGBTQ rights did not sway most of Africa

(AP) — Even within his own denomination, the Anglican Communion, there has been no continentwide embrace of LGBTQ rights. The post Tutu’s advocacy for LGBTQ rights did not sway most of Africa appeared first on Religion News Service.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: father of South Africa’s ‘rainbow nation’

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: father of South Africa’s ‘rainbow nation’

(The Conversation) — Archbishop Tutu earned the respect and love of millions of South Africans and the world. The post Archbishop Desmond Tutu: father of South Africa’s ‘rainbow nation’ appeared first on Religion News Service.