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Religion news 21 September

The Shofar heralds in the Jewish New year – 5781; Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Jewish roots motivated justice; Top journalists discuss “disproportionate focus on Islam” when reporting terrorism; 1662 prayer book now on Alexa.

Religion news 18 September

Jewish communities prepare to welcome int he New Year with services and family gatherings limited by the rule of six; People are suffering ‘moral injury’ in pandemic, unable to live their values due to restrictions; Research project to map interplay of faith, ethnicity and deprivation through the pandemic.

Religion news 15 September

Rehman Chishti, Freedom of Religion envoy, resigns over government bill allowing UK to break international law; Israel lockdown affects three major festivals; Trussell Trust warns of increasing hunger in UK.

Religion news 14 September

51 metre high looped arch monument, the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer’, to be built in the west Midlands; Vatican envoy sent to Belarus as Catholic Archbishop is banned from the country; Survey suggests one fifth of UK young men share dangerous ideologies which can fuel extremism.