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When people of faith lie about Israel

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 23, 2022
Remember "Thou shalt not bear false witness?" Some faith leaders need a brush up.
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Abortion politics won’t end with Roe unless both sides pay to back up their principles

By Kenneth L. Woodward — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — In a word, Americans must agree to privatize abortion.

How antisemitic conspiracy theories contributed to the recent hostage-taking at the Texas synagogue

By Jonathan D. Sarna — January 21, 2022
(The Conversation) — Myths related to Jewish conspiracies to control the world have long circulated in the US and continue to fuel hatred.

The pandemic is reminding us that ‘pro-life’ and ‘anti-abortion’ are not the same

By John Gehring — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — Strict anti-abortion stances are at odds with opposition to vaccine mandates and other broader life issues.

Whose ‘Torah values’?

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — We don't need members of Congress teaching Americans about 'Torah values.' Join me in smelling a rat.

Catholic bishops fight Biden but affirm his election

By Thomas Reese — January 20, 2022
(RNS) — Catholic bishops show that people can disagree with the president without buying into the big lie. 

What 13th-century Christian theologian Thomas Aquinas can teach us about hope in times of despair

By Christopher Beem — January 20, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar of democratic virtues explains why Dominican monk Thomas Aquinas’ thoughts on hope are relevant today.

When religious freedom is for me, not for thee

By Mark Silk — January 20, 2022
(RNS) — Could the current zealotry for religious freedom be just a pretext for looking after one’s own parochial interests?

Theologians were paid to think about alien life. I’d rather they watch ‘Spaceballs.’

By Amy Laura Hall — January 20, 2022
(RNS) — What benefit do Christians really draw from considering — and funding — questions beyond our ken?

Religious communities have a moral obligation to make the internet better

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — January 19, 2022
(RNS) — Six ways religious and spiritual leaders can help the internet serve their communities right now.

We should hire Deborah Lipstadt to combat antisemitism, not punish her for doing so

By Avi Shafran — January 19, 2022
(RNS) — Congress appears to be holding up an antisemitism watchdog’s confirmation for pointing out antisemitism.

11 hours of prayer and solidarity at the Colleyville synagogue standoff

By Omar Suleiman — January 18, 2022
(RNS) — At the request of his editors, our columnist writes about waiting with hostages’ families.

The top 10 changes President Russell M. Nelson has made in the LDS church

By Jana Riess — January 18, 2022
(RNS) — While many Mormons — including me — expected a Nelson presidency to be staid and uneventful, it’s been full of pleasant surprises.
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