RNS-Pope-Diplomats: Pope Francis hopes ‘reality therapy’ of COVID-19 overcomes ideological opposition to vaccines
(RNS) – VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In his annual address to the Vatican’s diplomatic corps on Monday (Jan. 10), Pope Francis again voiced his support for global vaccination efforts, saying that getting the vaccine is a personal responsibility that translates to respect for the health of those around us. By Claire Giangravè. 650 words. (category i)
RNS-Balaji-Oped: How American couples’ ‘inter-Hindu’ marriages are changing the faith
(RNS) — Young Hindus are marrying outside their culturally different diaspora communities, as they’ve begun identifying more with the idea of being Hindu than a specific sect or tradition within the faith. The trend has profound implications for ideas about caste, as well as what it means to be a Hindu. By Murali Balaji. 920 words. (category: k)
RNS-Battle-Oped: Desmond Tutu: Politician or saint?
(RNS) — Tutu’s genius was to recognize that spirituality and politics are closely aligned, because when facing God, we are forced to face our neighbor. By Michael Battle. 850 words. (category: k)