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(Jose Luis Magana | The Associated Press)Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. The mob proceeded to breach the Capitol.

Commentary: Even after Capitol riot, violence isn’t the only way Christian nationalism endangers democracy

By Samuel L. Perry | Religion News Service | January 6, 2022, 11:10 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mark Keeney tries to keep a steady pace as the sun and the mercury drop while grooming the winter cross country skiing trails at Mountain Dell Golf Course in late February 2021. Religion News Service columnist Jana Riess says the cold and snow of winter can teach valuable life lessons.

Jana Riess: The I Hate Winter Spirituality Club

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | January 4, 2022, 6:27 p.m.

(Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Jana Riess speaks while recording the 100th episode of the "Mormon Land" in 2019. She recently interviewed Alice Fryling, author of “Aging Faithfully: The Holy Invitation of Growing Older.”

Jana Riess: The spiritual gift of growing older (yes, really)

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | December 17, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Church President Russell M. Nelson receives the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City. A new polls shows most Latter-day Saints oppose religious exemptions to the vaccine.

Most Latter-day Saints, Catholics and others see no valid religious reasons for vaccine exemptions

By Jack Jenkins | Religion News Service | December 9, 2021, 7:34 p.m.

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Jesus heals the leper in an episode of "The Chosen." A Christmas special from the popular series is coming to theaters.

A Christmas gift for fans of ‘The Chosen’: A special holiday episode is coming to theaters

By Kathryn Post | Religion News Service | November 20, 2021, 12:47 a.m.

(Gregorio Borgia | AP) Australian Cardinal George Pell is interviewed at the Vatican, Thursday, May 20, 2021. Pell, who was convicted and then acquitted of sex abuse charges in his native Australia, is in Utah promoting his latest book.

‘I never expected to lose,’ Catholic Cardinal Pell, who was jailed on sex abuse and then freed, tells Tribune

By Peggy Fletcher Stack | November 18, 2021, 10:47 p.m.

Emily Leshner | The Associated Press) The Rev. Jacqui Lewis, senior pastor at Middle Collegiate Church, speaks during an interfaith gathering outside of the Judson Memorial Church near Washington Square Park in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.

In a divided America, no one is saved until everyone is saved, the Rev. Jacqui Lewis tells Jana Riess

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | November 9, 2021, 11:54 p.m.

(Vatican Media via AP) U.S. President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden and Pope Francis walk as they meet at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

Biden: Pope Francis called me a ‘good Catholic,’ said to ‘keep receiving Communion’

By Jack Jenkins | Religion News Service | October 29, 2021, 8:19 p.m.

(Vatican Media via AP) US President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Pope Francis as they meet at the Vatican, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. President Joe Biden is set to meet with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican, where the world’s two most notable Roman Catholics plan to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and poverty. The president takes pride in his Catholic faith, using it as moral guidepost to shape many of his social and economic policies.

Biden’s Vatican meeting with Pope Francis runs into overtime

By Josh Boak, Zeke Miller and Nicole Winfield | The Associated Press | October 29, 2021, 3:46 p.m.

(AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file) In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, photo, people walk behind the writing "Holocaust" during the international Holocaust remembrance day in the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany.

Commentary: There are no opposing views of the Holocaust

By Jeffrey Salkin | Religion News Service | October 18, 2021, 10:54 p.m.

(Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Religion News Service columnist Jana Riess speaks while recording the 100th episode of the "Mormon Land" podcast in 2019.

Jana Riess: Have you outgrown your religion?

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | October 1, 2021, 2:15 p.m.

(Guglielmo Mangiapane | Pool photo via AP) Pope Francis celebrates the Ash Wednesday Mass leading Catholics into Lent, at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,   Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Commentary: Five rules for disagreeing with the pope

By Thomas Reese | Religion News Service | September 27, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

(Kathryn Gamble | The New York Times) 
Pastor Sam Jones, who has signed about 30 letters endorsing parishioners requests for vaccine exemptions, at Faith Baptist Church in Hudson, Iowa, Sept. 2, 2021. Major religious traditions, denominations and institutions are essentially unanimous in their support of COVID-19 vaccines, but as more employers begin requiring them, they are butting up against vaccine holdouts who nonetheless see their resistance in religious terms or at least see an opportunity.

Vaccine resisters seek religious exemptions, but what counts as religious?

By Ruth Graham | The New York Times | September 11, 2021, 8:51 p.m.

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Native American celebration takes place at Salt Lake City's Liberty Park in 2017. There is a new translation out of the New Testament for Indigenous peoples.

There’s a new New Testament for Native American readers

By Emily McFarlan Miller | Religion News Service | September 1, 2021, 8:51 p.m.

(Cheryl Gerber | AP) A psychic and tarot card reader reads a spread of tarot cards in 2007 in New Orleans. A new study shows young people in traditional faiths are also turning to divination.

Gen Z Orthodox Christians, Mormons, others double down on spirituality, combining tarot and traditional faith

By Heather Greene | Religion News Service | August 13, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Latter-day Saint apostle M. Russell Ballard receives the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City. A new poll shows faith leaders can have tremendous influence in persuading their followers to be vaccinated.

Vaccine hesitancy declines among faith groups, spurred partly by religious appeals

By Jack Jenkins | Religion News Service | August 1, 2021, 5:41 p.m.

(Arnulfo Franco | The Associated Press) In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Sting performs during a concert. A new book examines the Catholicism laced through the singer's music.

New book examines Sting’s enduring Catholic imagination

By Yonat Shimron | Religion News Service | July 21, 2021, 11:26 p.m.

(Steve Ranson/Lahontan Valley News via AP) FILE - John K. O'Connor looks back before the judge reads an indictment in justice court, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Fallon, Nev. O'Connor, a 48-year-old northern Nevada man accused of fatally shooting a fellow member of his congregation during Sunday services at a Mormon church has been indicted on murder, battery and assault charges. A district judge issued the ruling based on his finding that John O’Connor of Fallon is unable to assist his attorney with his defense, the Lahontan Valley News reported.

Man accused of killing at Nevada LDS church ruled incompetent

By The Associated Press | July 14, 2021, 5:17 p.m.

(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) FILE - Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Commentary: Even with the best prognosis, age is catching up to Pope Francis. Barring a miracle, he will only be expected to continue as pope for five or six years. We may look back at his hospitalization as the moment that marked the beginning of the end of his papacy.

Commentary: The beginning of the end of the Francis papacy

By Thomas Reese | Religion News Service | July 13, 2021, 8:20 p.m.

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) FILE - Two people stand in an empty St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, as Pope Francis recites the Angelus noon prayer in his studio Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. The Vatican indicted 10 former officials and business partners on Saturday, including a cardinal, in connection with a controversial investment in property in London that depleted the church’s finances and undermined its credibility.

Vatican indicts cardinal and nine others connected to financial scandal

By Claire Giangravé | Religion News Service | July 6, 2021, 4:29 p.m.