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DeSantis can’t unwrite Disney’s history of ‘saying gay’

By Brandon Ambrosino — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — I don’t need Disney to publicly condemn DeSantis’ politics so I am able to feel valued as a gay man. I feel that way every time I set foot on Disney property.
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Some Catholic abortion foes are uneasy about overturning Roe

By David Crary — May 13, 2022
(AP) — Some anti-abortion Catholics caution that Catholic leaders should distance themselves from the politically partisan wing of the anti-abortion movement.

Deconstructing? There’s a coach for that.

By Ericka Andersen — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — A growing slate of resources is geared at helping people ‘decolonize’ and ‘deconstruct’ the Christianity that was taught to them.

Why post-Roe abortion bans must exempt religious Jews

By Jay Michaelson — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — Jewish law not only permits abortion, but in certain cases requires it.

Queer Muslim group aims to conduct largest survey of LGBTQ Muslims in the US

By Alejandra Molina — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — The survey’s goal is to recognize the political needs of LGBTQ Muslims, who according to Queer Crescent are erased from the broader Muslim narrative.

The Global COVID-19 Summit left children off its agenda. The church should not.

By Albert L. Reyes — May 9, 2022
(RNS) — More than 5 million children have lost a primary or secondary caregiver to COVID-19.

Alito and public opinion reveal link between Roe and broader white Christian nationalist agenda

By Robert P. Jones — May 4, 2022
(RNS) — Attitudes on abortion are strongly correlated with a worldview that denies systemic racism and pines for a 1950s America.

Overturning Roe v. Wade inches us back toward the arc of justice

By Karen Swallow Prior — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — Overturning Roe v. Wade will put abortion laws back at the state level, which only means that pro-life work is far from over.

The Christian right’s abortion policy isn’t in my Torah

By Rachel Barenblat — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — A righteous society, Torah says, is one that centers the needs of the most vulnerable.

Ramadan and Eid came back to mosques this year, but home prayer rooms are here to stay

By Tasmiha Khan — May 2, 2022
(RNS) — During the pandemic, many Muslim families set aside special areas in their houses for prayer and decorated them accordingly.

A more inclusive Mormon Family Home Evening

By Jana Riess — May 2, 2022
(RNS) — If one parent isn't LDS anymore but a couple still wants to hold Family Home Evening, using the church's own curriculum can cause conflict. Enter Uplift Kids.

Buddhist views on suicide examined after climate activist self-immolated on Earth Day

By Ira Rifkin — April 27, 2022
(RNS) — Buddhism does not categorically reject suicide, though its approval is very limited. 

Living with your parents — intentionally — can be life-giving

By Karen Swallow Prior — April 27, 2022
(RNS) — Multigenerational living doesn’t have to mean living in the basement.
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