If Roe goes, Black church leaders expect renewed energy for elections
(RNS) — One leader is ‘expecting great mobilization of the African American community and in communities where people recognize the importance of giving a person a choice.’
Roe v. Wade: Faith leaders react to leaked SCOTUS opinion
(RNS) — Religious views of abortion are not as monolithic as many may believe.
UPenn law professor Amy Wax’s anti-Indian rants leave out inconvenient history
(RNS) — Wax’s appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show crossed into an increasingly common Hinduphobia.
Can a chaplain’s mysterious collection of bottles bring healing?
How to help Ukrainians today: Organizations providing aid
(RNS) — RNS has compiled a list of verified organizations — many of them religious or religiously affiliated — working to support Ukrainians right now.
Princeton Seminary receives $1.25 million for young adult ministry ‘Collaboratory’
California’s abortion sanctuary plans decried by Christian groups
(RNS) — For Kathleen Domingo, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, this is a moment for Christians to unite in support of local pregnancy resource centers and life-affirming clinics.
Princeton Seminary receives $1 million to innovate new models of Christian leadership
Colorado woman who won’t get vaccinated denied transplant
Even though she has stage 5 kidney disease that puts her at risk of dying without a new kidney, Lutali, 56, said she could not agree to be vaccinated because of the role that fetal cell lines have played in the development of vaccines.
Vaccine mandate for NYC educators survives court challenge
New York City’s vaccination mandate for school staff survived a court challenge Tuesday while hospitals across the state reported few disruptions to their services due to the vaccine requirement for health care workers.
After months of protests, Poor People’s Campaign requests meeting with Biden
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The group’s co-chair, the Rev. William Barber II, preached at Biden’s inaugural prayer service but has challenged the president on the Senate filibuster.
NY governor vows to fight lawsuit over vaccine mandate
A group of Christian health care practitioners argue that New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is unconstitutional.
Some abortion foes question tactical wisdom of new Texas ban
The wariness relates in part to the law’s most novel feature, which some critics view as an invitation to vigilantes: It provides no enforcement role for public officials and instead authorizes private citizens to sue anyone they deem to be assisting in an abortion.
As vulnerable Afghans flee Kabul, US faith groups prepare to aid them
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Faith-based refugee resettlement groups are mobilizing to help Afghans as they arrive — and from afar.
Young evangelicals are leaving church. LGBTQ bias may be driving them away.
(RNS) — As white evangelical denominations double down on their opposition to equality, many younger evangelicals, gay and straight, are voting with their feet.