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(RNS) Pope Francis is set to arrive in Washington on September 22 by plane. The nuns are coming on a bus.
(RNS) An Israeli flag next to the rabbi’s podium, a synagogue-wide Israel Independence Day celebration, a prayer for the state of Israel during services—for many, these are innocuous if not positive parts of American Jewish congregational life.
Jonathan Myrick Daniels was 26 when he stepped in front of a shotgun blast meant for a fellow civil rights worker, Ruby Sales, 50 years ago in Hayneville, Alabama.
That act, and Daniels’s summer of activism in Alabama, led the Episcopal Church to recognize him as a saint in 1991. An annual pilgrimage to Lowndes County is held in his honor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) A young Muslim woman has been elected as the head of the student arm of J Street, a liberal pro-Israel organization.
(RNS) Americans are gung-ho for Pope Francis’ U.S. visit—if they know he’s coming.
They really, really like him, too, particularly Catholics—even if they’re sometimes confused about what he believes.
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