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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.

Southern Baptist pastors demand inquiry into handling of sex abuse cases

By Yonat Shimron — June 7, 2021
(RNS) — The pastors want to confront allegations detailed in letters from outgoing SBC ethics chief Russell Moore, who said top leaders of the convention resisted sexual abuse reforms and bullied a sexual abuse victim.

2 Plowshares activists win early release from prison

By Yonat Shimron — May 27, 2021
(RNS) — Martha Hennessy, 66, the granddaughter of Catholic Worker Movement founder Dorothy Day, and Carmen Trotta, 58, a Catholic worker at St. Joseph House in New York City, were released after serving six months in prison for breaking into a nuclear submarine base.

California bill could bar UC Health from affiliating with Catholic hospitals that limit abortions

By Alejandra Molina — May 7, 2021
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Senate Bill 379 would ensure that, moving forward, UC Health would only affiliate with hospitals that will allow its staff to provide all necessary care.

She swung from purity culture to hookup culture. Now she’s written a memoir on it.

By Yonat Shimron — March 31, 2021
(RNS) — Brenda Marie Davies has written a memoir she calls a cautionary tale about the damaging message of purity culture in which she takes an unflinchingly honest look at female sexuality.

Being pro-choice doesn’t necessarily make Biden a bad Catholic

By Mark Silk — February 27, 2021
(RNS) — But he could do more to make the case.

Jewish leaders need to step up on climate change

By Mark Silk — February 3, 2021
(RNS) — The Jewish world’s environmentalist engagement of three decades ago is overdue for a revival.
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