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San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone reveals he is not vaccinated against COVID-19

By Alejandra Molina — December 3, 2021
(RNS) — In a Dec. 1 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle’s 'It's All Political' podcast, Cordileone said he learned from his primary health physician that he has 'a good immune system.'
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It’s back: Purity Culture 2.0, Gen Z style

By Devi Abraham — December 2, 2021
(RNS) — Purity culture lives on, and a new generation of influencers on social media is pushing it mainstream.

‘To those who celebrate.’ What’s up with that?

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 1, 2021
(RNS) — It is a rather timid religious expression. Why do we insist on saying it?

New book shines light on abuse and racist discrimination of Catholic nuns

By Claire Giangravé — November 29, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — 'The Veil of Silence,' a new book by Vatican reporter Salvatore Cernuzio, details the racism, abuse and discrimination faced by nuns in female Catholic congregations.

Kosovars get COVID vaccine after Friday prayer at mosques

By Associated Press — November 19, 2021
Imams around Kosovo called on the faithful to get the jab while medical teams waited in the mosques’ yards to inoculate them.

Backlash over Planned Parenthood fundraiser continues at Loyola Marymount University

By Alejandra Molina — November 18, 2021
(RNS) — To Elena Sandoval, a junior at Loyola Marymount, the university ‘made it clear they don’t support women’s health and reproductive rights.’

We must commemorate Jan. 6. A national fast is the best way to do so.

By Joshua Hammerman — November 10, 2021
(RNS) — Fasts have fallen from favor, but Jan. 6 deserves one. Our blemished Capitol and our sullied democracy still need that moment of cleansing and rededication.

A controversial take: Proposing grace has a place in today’s toxic discourse

By Scot McKnight — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers’ new book, ‘Saving Grace,’ is not a theological study but instead a personal, social and political proposal on how to take grace into the divisive public square.

Why Black artists are essential freedom fighters

By Andre Henry — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Art is more than just a companion for activism.

They returned to synagogue. Now what?

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — What we do not know yet is simply this: When they can come back to live, in-person worship, will they?

Two evangelical seminaries sue to block vaccine mandates, citing religious freedom

By Bob Smietana — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said he has encouraged people to get vaccinated but opposes mandates.

United Methodist leaders on both sides need to rally the troops for schism

By Jacob Lupfer — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — Most laity and many clergy are not nearly so invested in moving the Methodist divorce along as those at the extremes. 

I’m lighting a candle for #ClimateVigil on Nov. 6. You can, too.

By Kyle Meyaard-Schaap — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — Hopelessness in the face of overwhelming climate catastrophes is natural. Yet, the Christian faith is one of resurrection, not resignation.
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