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Fewer evangelicals support public school childhood vaccine requirements, survey shows

By Adelle M. Banks — May 16, 2023
(RNS) — Significant majorities across religious groups say the benefits of childhood vaccines outweigh the risks from getting them.

Sudan’s increased fighting empties Christian clerics from the capital Khartoum

By Fredrick Nzwili — May 15, 2023
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The brewing civil war in the country has convinced Christians and their leaders to leave the capital en masse, with many fleeing across the border to South Sudan.

Co-workers could bear costs of accommodating religious employees in the workplace if Supreme Court tosses out 46-year-old precedent

By Debbie Kaminer — May 15, 2023
(The Conversation) — The Supreme Court appears poised to change the definition of ‘undue hardship’ so that employers have to accommodate more of workers’ religious requests.

David Sills, former seminary professor named in Guidepost report, sues SBC

By Bob Smietana — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — The former seminary professor claims in a complaint filed in the US District Court for Middle Tennessee that he was made a scapegoat for the denomination’s sex abuse crisis.

North Carolina clergy demonstrate against legislature’s new abortion limits

By Yonat Shimron — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — Their aim was to signal that not all Christians oppose abortion. A new state bill bans abortion after 12 weeks, down from the current 20.

DeSantis’ lack of God-talk signals a shift in Republican politics

By Jacob Lupfer — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — Can anyone win the 2024 nomination of the 'religious party,' without speaking directly to religious voters?

‘There are many worlds in me’: Asian American Christians reject conformity

By Kathryn Post — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — Hosanna Wong, J.S. Park and Nikole Lim have forged expansive faiths that acknowledge the rich dimensions of their identities.

How AI could be misused to persecute religious minorities worldwide

By David Curry — May 12, 2023
(GCR) — Surveillance, disinformation and hi-tech weaponry can be improved by AI to attack vulnerable populations.

Human progress, the myth of the modern age, is increasingly in doubt

By Karen Swallow Prior — May 11, 2023
(RNS) — Cruelty, plagues and the irrepressibility of a certain ex-president make optimism a tough sell.

Lutheran, Presbyterian schools moving to Chicago campus of Catholic Theological Union

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 11, 2023
CHICAGO (RNS) — Each of the three schools will remain independent with its own identity, mission and governance.

New books celebrate faith and motherhood in time for Mother’s Day

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 10, 2023
(RNS) — Yes, that’s this weekend. Call your mom — or maybe gift her one of these books.

Is it time for conservative Christians to give Freud another look?

By Jacob Lupfer — May 10, 2023
(RNS) — Freudian psychoanalysis might have something to offer religious believers.

Texas Legislature passes bill allowing chaplains in public schools

By Jack Jenkins — May 10, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I worry that this bill will lead to Christian nationalists infiltrating our public schools and indoctrinating our students,’ said Texas state Rep. James Talarico, a Democrat and Presbyterian seminarian.

State Rep. James Talarico: Christian nationalism in Texas is an ‘oxymoron’

By Jack Jenkins — May 10, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I think my fellow Christians and I have a moral obligation to speak out against this growing Christo-fascist movement,’ Talarico said.

COVID-19 health emergency is ending but faith-based vaccine clinics continue

By Adelle M. Banks — May 10, 2023
(RNS) — Over the last few years, African American congregations have provided outsized action on getting people tested and vaccinated.
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