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Opinion Top Three

After Elizabeth: The spiritual implications of imperial succession

By Lisa Sharon Harper — September 15, 2022
(RNS) — What is the hope in this moment of transition?

What are pigs for?

By Charles C. Camosy — September 14, 2022
(RNS) — The answer can be found in the Bible.

What The New York Times’ story on Hasidic schools misses

By Avi Shafran — September 13, 2022
(RNS) — The vast majority of Hasidic parents and students cherish the education offered by their yeshivas.

The scandal of Hasidic education — a cry from the heart

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 13, 2022
(RNS) — We are reeling from the report on Hasidic education. We needed to hear about this and we need to help repair it.

How faith leaders are responding to Jackson’s water crisis

By Jemar Tisby — September 12, 2022
(RNS) — 'Churches throughout the city of Jackson across denomination, class and race have engaged in water distributions at their churches or by giving water away in other ways,' said C.J. Rhodes, pastor of Mt. Helm Baptist Church.

We need a louder and broader Jewish voice

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 12, 2022
(RNS) — Craig Taubman is not just a singer. He might actually be a latter-day prophet.

Suicide is not a sin to be judged

By Jacob Lupfer — September 9, 2022
(RNS) — Views among believers and faith leaders concerning suicide have evolved to be more sensitive and compassionate.

The scandal of evangelical Christian friendship

By Karen Swallow Prior — September 9, 2022
(RNS) — Christians more than anyone else ought to have the most robust and healthiest understanding of friendship, including, or especially, those between men and women.

Why Queen Elizabeth mattered

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 9, 2022
(RNS) — It turns out we needed a queen all along.

‘God-denying’ women and self-replacing Christians: How religion changes birthrates

By Ryan Burge — September 8, 2022
(RNS) — Religion has become a part of the conversation about declining birthrates.

NDAs are a tool for toxic church cultures

By Katelyn Beaty — September 8, 2022
(RNS) — Not every church that uses NDAs has faced scandal. But of those that have in recent years, NDAs were inevitably in the mix.

Mikhail Gorbachev’s tragic legacy in the Russian Orthodox Church

By John P. Burgess — September 7, 2022
(RNS) — The Russian leader ended 70 years of repression of the Russian Orthodox Church but opened the way for other faith groups.

Mother Teresa: The first great saint of the television era

By Jon M. Sweeney — September 7, 2022
(RNS) — Her story is so well known that we don’t really know her.

Pope Francis’ big gamble: The Synod on Synodality

By Thomas Reese — September 6, 2022
(RNS) — Will the synod succeed in bringing greater unity to the church, or will it result in greater conflict and division?

The Christian right’s Faustian bargain

By Mark Silk — September 6, 2022
(RNS) — It goes back 42 years.
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