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.
Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) to partner with HBCU campuses to address HIV/AIDS crisis in the South
Princeton Seminary launches program to empower youth to lead ministries
California bill could bar UC Health from affiliating with Catholic hospitals that limit abortions
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Senate Bill 379 would ensure that, moving forward, UC Health would only affiliate with hospitals that will allow its staff to provide all necessary care.
A call for papers for a virtual conference that explores slavery from religious and theological lenses
Protesters rally to cause of ‘jailed’ Canadian church as pastor awaits trial
(RNS) — The pastor is a former student of the Rev. John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, who has resisted COVID-19 restrictions there.
No, the COVID-19 vaccine is not linked to the mark of the beast – but a first-century Roman tyrant probably is
(The Conversation) — A scholar argues that Nero is the person identified in the Bible as 666.
Report: Biden mulls appointing first-ever Muslim federal judge
(RNS) — Qureshi was previously nominated for a district court seat by then-President Barack Obama in 2016.