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Jim Salter

Jim Salter is an author at Religion News Service.

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Missouri governor’s ‘Christian values’ statement questioned

By Jim Salter — February 4, 2022
(AP) — Gov. Mike Parson indicated earlier in the week he would only nominate a state health director who shared his “Christian values.”

Lawmakers, pope ask Missouri governor to halt execution

By Jim Salter — October 4, 2021
In a letter last week, a representative for Pope Francis wrote that the pope “wishes to place before you the simple fact of Mr. Johnson’s humanity and the sacredness of all human life," referring to Ernest Johnson.

Congressional members share own abortion stories at hearing

By Jim Salter — September 30, 2021
Three Democratic members of Congress on Thursday offered deeply personal testimony about their own abortions as a congressional committee examined how to respond to conservative states that are passing laws limiting abortion access. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said she was raped on a church youth trip. Rep. Barbara Lee of California said she received […]

Missouri church leaders implore congregants: Get vaccinated

By Jim Salter — July 22, 2021
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — ‘Vaccine hesitancy in our pews puts our congregations and communities at greater risk.’
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