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Los Angeles archdiocese requests sheriff’s campaign ad filmed in church be taken down

By Alejandra Molina — May 20, 2022
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — 'The Archdiocese of Los Angeles was not properly informed prior to the filming either by the priest contacted at the parish, or the campaign,' the statement read, adding that it does not endorse political candidates.
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Religion is central in film depicting last abortion clinic along Texas’ southern border

By Alejandra Molina — April 20, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Religion does really play a big role in this and we can’t just overlook it,’ said one of the film’s directors.

At top universities, institutes of Catholic thought focus on science and religion

By Alejandra Molina — March 28, 2022
(RNS) — A multi-million dollar grant will support a new three-year plan for creating a national network of independent institutes of Catholic thought at US universities. 

How Silicon Valley’s ‘Techtopia’ turned work into religion

By Yonat Shimron — March 8, 2022
(RNS) — In her new book, 'Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley,' Carolyn Chen examines how high-skilled workers have disinvested from organized religion and are instead finding belonging, identity, purpose and transcendence at the office.

Are today’s seminarians tomorrow’s corporate leaders?

By Kathryn Post — February 10, 2022
(RNS) — Several seminaries have begun to answer America's need for ethical and social leadership in the workplace.

Meet the student-turned-model who is putting AI to good use with her Robo Rabbi

By Yonat Shimron — January 28, 2022
(RNS) — What if AI could offer people a set of personalized recommendations for spiritual and moral growth?

Tennessee school board bans acclaimed Holocaust graphic novel, ‘Maus’

By Yonat Shimron — January 27, 2022
(RNS) — The move comes as school boards in politically conservative districts across the nation are reexamining their curriculums.

Poles protest strict abortion law after pregnant woman dies

By Associated Press — November 7, 2021
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women’s rights activists say doctors in Poland, a heavily Catholic nation, now wait for a fetus with severe defects to die in the womb rather than perform an abortion.

Climate crisis at forefront of agenda for Parliament of the World’s Religions

By Nidhi Upadhyaya — October 19, 2021
(RNS) — Jane Goodall noted that faith leaders could play a great role in bringing about change in the world.

Want to regain young people’s trust? Start treating the earth, and life, as sacred

By Norman Wirzba — October 8, 2021
(RNS) — Our government and business leaders are failing young people by not acting out of the conviction that this world and all its life are sacred and, thus, worthy of our protection and care.

Faith leaders gather in Houston in response to gun violence

By Kathryn Post — September 3, 2021
(RNS) — 'It's time to stop trusting in this myth of redemptive violence that more guns are going to make us safer.'

NXIVM sex cult member who cooperated avoids prison time

By Associated Press — July 29, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — A former member of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere’s inner circle avoided prison at sentencing Wednesday after prosecutors cited her extraordinary cooperation.

Dr. Anthony Fauci named 2021 Humanist of the Year

By Kathryn Post — July 1, 2021
(RNS) — The American Humanist Association awarded the honor to Fauci for embodying humanist values in the global fight against COVID-19.
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