In a year of waiting and hoping, Advent reminds us that patience can be healthy
(RNS) — Advent comes with this countervailing message: Expect God to show up in unexpected places, like a subway car, a Zoom call, or a stable.
Biden, second Catholic president, exacerbates U.S. bishops’ divisions
Yes, Charlie Kirk, we can be thankful for an imperfect America this Thanksgiving
When visible Jews endanger lives
(RNS) — You think it’s anti-Semitic to criticize Orthodox Jewish gatherings? Then you might want to rethink Judaism.
Evangelical Christians once were saved. After Trump, they’re lost.
(RNS) — Trump did more than capture white evangelical Christians’ votes: He in many ways became the face of white evangelicalism.
Thanksgiving has always been about grief. Pass the mashed potatoes.
(RNS) — Marking both grief and gratitude isn’t antithetical to the Thanksgiving holiday; in fact, it’s baked into its very history.
Pompeo’s rights commission distilled decades of evangelicals’ hopes
(RNS) — Rights seen as coming directly from God are emphasized over economic justice and fighting the types of abuses exacted by right-wing authoritarian leaders.
Liberty University football team realizes Falwell’s winning vision, but at what cost?
(RNS) — Liberty is one of three teams in the running for the NCAA’s top tier playoffs.
Mormon prophet says to ‘flood social media’ with gratitude this Thanksgiving week
(RNS) — “Counting our blessings is far better than recounting our problems,” LDS President Nelson said.
US Catholic bishops’ response to McCarrick report is sad but predictable
(RNS) — At their fall meeting, the American Catholic bishops failed to communicate that they understood the startling report’s implications.
Faith leaders can help end COVID-19 pandemic by promoting vaccination
(RNS) — Clergy need to seek advice from professionals and listen to our communities’ concerns.
Carl Lentz and the ‘hot pastor’ problem
(RNS) — Maybe the problem isn’t hot pastors like Lentz but a toxic megachurch culture that makes narcissism a prerequisite.
Banning circumcision is an unnecessary bar to Jewish belonging in Europe
(RNS) — As European governments have woken to the need to fight anti-Semitism, they should adopt a common approach to guarantee this religious practice.
Hate crime deaths reach all-time high, despite chronic underreporting
(RNS) — Three things the Biden-Harris administration can do to help address the pandemic of hate in our country.
William Barr and the politics of death
(RNS) — We are not executing the ‘worst of the worst,’ as some may believe, but the poorest of the poor, and disproportionately people of color.