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Posted to Religious Diversity News on April 4, 2019
Pope Francis named the first African-American to the Catholic Church’s most senior U.S. position on Thursday, seeking to end a period of upheaval in a job whose previous two occupants were caught in sexual abuse scandals. Former Atlanta archbishop Wilton Gregory, 71, was made new head of the Church in the U.S. capital Washington, D.C., and is also likely to become a cardinal eligible to vote in a conclave to elect the next pope after Francis. He would be the first African-American to hold the rank of card
Source: Pope Makes History By Tapping First African American Bishop To Lead Washington, D.C. | HuffPost
Posted to Religious Diversity News on February 14, 2019
This story includes a podcast episode looking at how the Baha’is of the U.S. are learning to contribute to the critical discourse on race.
Source: Advancing a discourse on race unity in the U.S. | Bahá’í World News Service (BWNS)
Posted to Religious Diversity News on February 7, 2019
(RNS) — “We can make our communities safer … our faith deeper and our middle class bigger and more prosperous than ever before,” President Trump said.
Source: Trump’s State of the Union garners mixed reactions among faith groups – Religion News Service
Posted to Religious Diversity News on January 28, 2019
By now, most political followers are aware that the 116th Congress is the most diverse in history. It includes the first Native American women — Sharice Davids, D-Kan., and Debra
Source: Although Congress is still overwhelmingly Christian, it is changing [faith & values] | Food + Living | lancasteronline.com
Posted to Religious Diversity News on January 18, 2019
It was passed the same day that the first two female Muslim congress members took office
Source: Congress Rule Change Allows Religious Headwear on House Floor | Time
Posted to Religious Diversity News on January 4, 2019
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The incoming class of lawmakers is predominantly Christian, but several newcomers are expected to take the oath of office while placing their hands on books other than the Christian Bible.
Source: Study: New Congress showcases religious diversity but is still mostly Christian – Religion News Service
Posted to Religious Diversity News on November 26, 2018
Over 3,000 Catholics and other people of faith signed a pledge Nov. 19 to express solidarity with all those seeking asylum in the United States and “promising to be good neighbors to those seeking refuge in our community and to build a community where all are welcome.”
Source: Catholic, other faith groups pledge solidarity all seeking asylum in U.S.
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 27, 2018
The position of victim assistance coordinator was established in the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” adopted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to the sexual abuse crisis that exploded in 2002.
Source: Victim assistance coordinators comfort in a behind-the-scenes ministry
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 24, 2018
The opioid addiction crisis in the United States is too big to allow Congress to let politics derail passage of a bill to fight opioid abuse, according to Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida.
Source: Bishop urges Congress to finish work on opioid legislation
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