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Kalpana Jain

Kalpana Jain is an author at Religion News Service.

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America’s religious communities are divided over the issue of abortion: 5 essential reads

By Kalpana Jain — June 29, 2022
(The Conversation) — Scholars explain why many see abortion access as a religious freedom issue and what the views of different faiths are on ‘ensoulment,’ the point at which the soul is believed to enter the fetus.

Why some Muslim women feel empowered wearing hijab, a headscarf

By Kalpana Jain — September 6, 2021
(The Conversation) — Day 5 our Understanding Islam series. For some Muslim women, wearing a hijab can be a religious act but Muslim women’s clothing isn’t entirely about faith. It has been used – and is still used – as an assertion of identity.

Why the legacy of Billy Graham continues to endure: 3 essential reads

By Kalpana Jain — June 12, 2021
(The Conversation) — A PBS documentary has reinitiated conversations about the influence of Billy Graham. Here are three articles that describe the impact and the enduring legacy of the famed preacher.
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