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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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Photos of the Week: Corpus Christi celebrations; overturning Roe v. Wade

By Jessi Dodge — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes Corpus Christi celebrations, the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the U.S., the beginning of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and more.

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.

EXPLAINER: What led to priests being killed in Mexico?

By Mark Stevenson — June 24, 2022
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug cartels have long used the remote mountains to plant illicit crops of marijuana and opium poppies.

‘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.

At LA’s DisclosureFest, a milieu of New Age mysticism, capitalism and conspiracy talk

By Sam Kestenbaum — June 23, 2022
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The annual event is equal parts musical carnival, mystic be-in and merchandise swap meet.

After $2 million Brooklyn church robbery, houses of worship evaluate theft risk

By Riley Farrell — June 23, 2022
(RNS) — Religious organizations can be targeted for a number of reasons, according to insurance experts.

Pope Francis puts Jews’ desperate wartime appeals to Pope Pius XII online

By Claire Giangravé — June 23, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The data, which will be available online for free, comprises more than 2,700 requests sent to the Vatican by Jews persecuted by the Nazi regime.

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.

Vatican releases pope’s Canada itinerary, a sign trip is on

By Nicole Winfield and Rob Gillies — June 23, 2022
ROME (AP) — The publication of the itinerary was delayed for nearly two weeks, leading to speculation Francis might be forced to cancel traveling to Canada as he did his before a planned July 2-7 pilgrimage to Africa.

Ancient home, prayer room open at Rome’s Baths of Caracalla

By Nicole Winfield — June 23, 2022
ROME (AP) — The site today is a big tourist draw for the multi-leveled brick remains of the Imperial Roman baths, libraries and gyms and the marble mosaics that decorated the floors.

Native American leaders push for boarding school commission

By Susan Montoya Bryan — June 23, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The dark history of Native American boarding schools — where children were prohibited from speaking their languages and often abused — has been felt deeply across Indian Country and through generations.
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