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As Roe falls, religious abortion-rights advocates prepare for next steps

By Jack Jenkins — June 25, 2022
(RNS) — 'We vow to keep fighting,' said Jody Rabhan, chief policy officer for the National Council of Jewish Women. 'This is not the end. There are things that we can do.'
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For the religious right, a victory 50 years in the making

By Yonat Shimron and Jack Jenkins — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — A mighty coalition comprising mostly conservative Catholics, evangelical Christians and Mormons grounded its theological aims in the language of human rights and played its politics unrelentingly.

Will states prosecute women who seek abortions?

By Jacob Lupfer — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Now that Roe is overturned, lawmakers need to get their stories straight.

Dobbs decision and fall of Roe met with rejoicing, dismay from faith groups

By Bob Smietana — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Religious groups, like most Americans, are divided over the decision. While most Americans say abortion should be legal, many would support restrictions.

Can the Southern Baptist Convention be saved?

By Karen Swallow Prior — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Look for the helpers,’ said Mister Rogers, but right now in the SBC we need to look for the humble.

‘We’ll be back’: CBN vows to keep fighting ‘wokeism’ and women preachers in SBC

By Bob Smietana — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Leaders of the Conservative Baptist Network hope that a return to the Bible Belt in 2023 will bolster their efforts to reform the Southern Baptist Convention.

Columbia Theological Seminary students object to firing of Black administrator

By Kathryn Post — June 23, 2022
(RNS) — Students say it’s the latest in a series of firings of faculty and administration of color since 2019.

Presbyterian Church in America votes to leave National Association of Evangelicals

By Emily McFarlan Miller — June 23, 2022
(RNS) — It’s the third time in the past decade the theologically conservative Presbyterian denomination has considered a measure to leave the association, an umbrella organization of 40 evangelical Christian denominations.

Abortion and bioethics: Principles to guide U.S. abortion debates

By Nancy S. Jecker — June 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — A bioethicist explains the four ethical principles that guide medical practitioners’ thinking about abortion, such as autonomy and justice.

The theological ethicist who didn’t mince words

By Mark Silk — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Remembering a journalistic encounter with James Gustafson.

A church was ordered to rescind its gay deacon. Now it weighs its next step.

By Yonat Shimron — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Neland Avenue is not the only congregation in the Christian Reformed Church to welcome LGBTQ members. But now it’s being singled out.

Former education minister in Brazil is jailed in graft probe

By DÉbora Álvares — June 22, 2022
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The former minister is an evangelical pastor himself.

Answering the refugee crisis as a matter of faith

By Waseem Ahmad, Anne Burghardt, and Mark Hetfield — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Faith groups are usually the first responders when people are displaced, and the last.
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