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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.
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Gore says climate crisis like ‘nature hike right through the Book of Revelation’

By Adelle M. Banks — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — ‘The transition to a cleaner future can also be a transition to a more just and equitable future,’ he said at a Black Interfaith Project event.

Department of Interior releases first report detailing US Indian boarding schools

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — The Roman Catholic Church and a number of Protestant denominations are beginning to investigate their own roles in those boarding schools.

White House’s Melissa Rogers affirms religious diversity as interfaith group expands

By Adelle M. Banks — May 10, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘There’s so much that unites us if we are only willing to look for that unity and work side by side,’ Rogers said at the event launching Interfaith America.

In ‘Search,’ a church committee plots over Fiesta Chicken and cookies

By Bob Smietana — May 5, 2022
(RNS) — A new book from a food writer and former seminarian turned novelist takes a look at the human side of religion through the adventures of a pastoral search committee.

National Day of Prayer observances to feature in-person worship, online petitions

By Adelle M. Banks — May 4, 2022
(RNS) — Proclaimed by Congress in 1952, the prayer day has been observed since 1988 on the first Thursday in May, with a more diverse array of participants in recent years.

Roe v. Wade: Faith leaders react to leaked SCOTUS opinion

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — Religious views of abortion are not as monolithic as many may believe.

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff touts ‘critical’ interfaith collaboration

By Adelle M. Banks — April 29, 2022
(RNS) — Emhoff spoke about how his interfaith marriage reflected the observance of major Jewish and Christian holidays in quick succession.

Interfaith Trolley offers inspiration and a whirlwind tour of religion in America

By Bob Smietana — April 26, 2022
(RNS) — A convergence of major religious holidays led the way to a day of interfaith fellowship and education.

The climate crisis is increasingly a refugee crisis, faith resettlement groups say

By Emily McFarlan Miller — April 22, 2022
(RNS) — For more than 80 years, LIRS has helped resettle refugees — increasingly those refugees have been displaced due to climate disasters.

DHS official Marcus Coleman offers security tips for houses of faith marking holidays

By Adelle M. Banks — April 14, 2022
(RNS) — Coleman advises congregations to keep a watchful eye as they open their doors for in-person gatherings marking special occasions, traditional worship and everyday work.

Jains celebrate the founder of their small but ancient faith

By Kalpana Jain — April 13, 2022
(RNS) — A contemporary of the Buddha, Mahavir preached his own way of nonviolence, or ahimsa.

‘We expect to win.’ Ayahuasca churches vow to remain as court case largely dismissed.

By Alejandra Molina — April 8, 2022
(RNS) — 'The DEA is attempting to close off all avenues for us to practice or engage in our spiritual practice,' said Scott Stanley, founder of the Arizona Yagé Assembly.
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