Molly Jackson

Molly Jackson is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Molly Jackson

From goddesses and rabbits to theology and ‘Superstar’: 4 essential reads on Easter’s surprisingly complicated history

By Molly Jackson — April 6, 2023
(The Conversation) — Like Halloween and Christmas, today’s Easter traditions are a blend of Christian and non-Christian influences.

Why is Passover different from all other nights? 3 essential reads on the Jewish holiday

By Molly Jackson — April 5, 2023
(The Conversation) — The Passover Seder has tradition and remembrance at its core, but has also evolved throughout the centuries in Jewish communities around the world.

Lent is here – remind me what it’s all about? 5 essential reads

By Molly Jackson — February 23, 2023
(The Conversation) — A roundup of The Conversation’s articles about this holy Christian season and its history.

50 years after Roe, many ethics questions shape the abortion debate: 4 essential reads

By Molly Jackson — January 19, 2023
(The Conversation) — Looking at the underlying philosophical and moral questions involved in abortion debates can help explain why it’s such an intensely divisive issue.

Why winter solstice matters around the world: 4 essential reads

By Molly Jackson — December 21, 2022
(The Conversation) — The dead of winter, when the longest night of the year takes place, has also traditionally been celebrated as a time of renewal and reverence.

Pope Benedict accused of mishandling sex abuse cases: 4 essential reads

By Molly Jackson — January 24, 2022
(The Conversation) — A German report accused retired Pope Benedict XVI of mishandling several cases of sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s. Here are a few of our related articles on the Catholic Church’s crisis.

The Catholic Church sex abuse crisis: 4 essential reads

By Molly Jackson — October 7, 2021
(The Conversation) — A French report on the scale of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy is the latest revelation in the crisis, but its roots go back decades – or more. Here are a few of our many related articles.
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