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LGBT Rabbi Who Confronted AIDS Crisis Now Faces COVID-19

LGBT Rabbi Who Confronted AIDS Crisis Now Faces COVID-19

By David Crary | Apr 9
Sharon Kleinbaum was installed in 1992 as rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan, considered the largest LGBT synagogue in the nation. At the time, AIDS was killing thousands of gay New Yorkers each year.

Progress, But Hardly Perfection: The Reality for India's LGBTQ Community

Progress, But Hardly Perfection: The Reality for India's LGBTQ Community

By Merryn Johns | Apr 6
It's been more than a year since India amended its laws criminalizing sexual acts between consenting adults of the same gender. But have things improved for the LGBTQ community?

Jews Prep for A Pandemic Passover: Smaller but No Less Vital

Jews Prep for A Pandemic Passover: Smaller but No Less Vital

By Elana Schor | Apr 5
The pandemic hasn't cut the connection that Jews from all backgrounds feel to one of their calendar's most important holidays — and, for many, the global crisis has deepened its meaning.

Virus Alters Holy Week Celebration Worldwide, Not the Spirit

Virus Alters Holy Week Celebration Worldwide, Not the Spirit

By David Crary and Luis Andres Henao | Apr 5
For Pope Francis at the Vatican, and for Christians worldwide from churches large and small, this will be an Easter like none other: The joyous message of Christ's resurrection will be delivered to empty pews.

Palm Sunday: Pope Celebrates Without Public in St. Peter's

Palm Sunday: Pope Celebrates Without Public in St. Peter's

By Frances D'Emilio | Apr 5
Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he said should focus people's attention on what's most important: using one's life to serve others.

Mormons Unveil New Official Logo At Crowd-Less Conference

Mormons Unveil New Official Logo At Crowd-Less Conference

By Brady McCombs | Apr 5
Church President Russell M. Nelson unveiled a new church logo that continued his push to rebrand how the faith is known and recognized around the world.

New Coronavirus Limits Bring New Religious Freedom Tension

New Coronavirus Limits Bring New Religious Freedom Tension

By Elana Schor | Apr 5
Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services -- a matter of religious freedom, they say.

Trump Campaign Kicks Off Catholic Voter Outreach Project

Trump Campaign Kicks Off Catholic Voter Outreach Project

By Elana Schor | Apr 5
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is ramping up its courtship of Catholic voters ahead of a likely November matchup against a devout Catholic Democrat, former Vice President Joe Biden.

5 Buddhist Teachings That Can Help You Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

5 Buddhist Teachings That Can Help You Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety

Apr 4
Buddhist leaders argue that their teachings can help confront the uncertainty, fear and anxiety that has accompanied the spread of COVID-19.

Florida Megachurch Pastor, Busted for Defying COVID-19 Order with Massive Church Gatherings: 'Tyrannical Government!'

Florida Megachurch Pastor, Busted for Defying COVID-19 Order with Massive Church Gatherings: 'Tyrannical Government!'

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 2
The newly-minted jailbird preacher isn't singing any mea culpas in the wake of his lawbreaking actions. Rather, he's struck up a refrain from the ever-reliable "tyrannical government" playbook.

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