Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is an author at Religion News Service.

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This holy season in six faiths is a rebuke to Christian nationalism 

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — April 10, 2023
(RNS) — If this nation does not provide full rights for believers of all faiths, I don’t want any part of it.

A new vision for the National Prayer Breakfast

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — February 2, 2023
(RNS) — Will the new organizers of this annual event embrace our founding principle of freedom of belief for all?

The Respect for Marriage Act protects my family — and my faith

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — We support equality not in spite of our religious beliefs, but because of them.

Trust, humility, bravery: A forum in Texas shows how interfaith understanding is forged

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — March 11, 2022
(RNS) — The Global Faith Forum advertised itself as 'unlikely' and lived up to its billing.

Religious communities have a moral obligation to make the internet better

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — January 19, 2022
(RNS) — Six ways religious and spiritual leaders can help the internet serve their communities right now.

Americans are furious about vaccinations. It’s not helping.

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush and Mary Ellen Giess — December 13, 2021
(RNS) — Listening, not anger, will help us get to where we need to go.

Celebrate Facebook’s outage? Many faith communities couldn’t talk at all.

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — October 5, 2021
(RNS) — Facebook has been a catalyst for religious communities that aren’t defined geographically.

Interfaith ‘vaccine ambassadors’ take up Biden’s Month of Action

By Eboo Patel, Mary Ellen Giess, and Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — June 3, 2021
(RNS) — Two thousand volunteers of diverse faiths will engage people through their religious communities. 

Facing changing spirituality on campus, historic chaplain groups merge

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — March 3, 2021
(RNS) — The merger is a response to increasing diversification of spiritual life at American schools, with students, faculty and staff pursuing not only a wider range of faiths but also no faith at all.

How to motivate millions of Americans to get vaccinated? Let faith help.

By Eboo Patel and Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — December 17, 2020
(RNS) — With thousands of lives on the line, America’s diverse religious communities are uniquely prepared to unite to meet this moment. 

The campaign is over. Will a Biden-Harris administration deliver on its interfaith promises?

By Eboo Patel, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, and Mary Ellen Giess — November 13, 2020
(Interfaith America) — Leveraging the religious and ethical values of millions of Americans - both to build religious pluralism, and to solve social problems - could be a lasting legacy of their administration.

What happens when a virus forces faith communities to go virtual

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — March 12, 2020
(RNS) — When two or three are gathered on Facebook, is Christ there? When 10 Jews meet on a Zoom call, is it a minyan?

Campus friendships can end a civil war before it starts

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — October 1, 2019
(RNS) — We are at historic, civil war levels of animosity and distrust between Americans, but the divide is not because of the impeachment, or even President Donald Trump.
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