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Why people have trouble praying

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 6, 2023
Does your spiritual life need a GPS? Meet the master teacher who helped create it.
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Molly Worthen’s conversion represents a truce in evangelical infighting. Will it last?

By Jacob Lupfer — June 5, 2023
(RNS) — The conversion of a religious history professor was a boon for evangelicals. But will they take the win?

Jordan Neely’s killer doesn’t have hate in his heart. It’s in his hands.

By Andre Henry — June 5, 2023
(RNS) — Penny shouldn't be offered up as a scapegoat for a society that treats Black people as disposable.

Hillsong was extraordinary. That’s the problem.

By Amy Julia Becker — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — There's a power in the ordinary church.

How a 9th-century Hindu philosopher embodied the idea of a fulfilled life

By Murali Balaji — June 2, 2023
(RNS) — Our fear of dying can sometimes lead to a fear of living the best versions of ourselves.

Faith, science and the abortion debate

By Charles C. Camosy — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — Do abortion rights advocates follow the facts, wherever they lead?

Choice is the future of religion in America

By Mark Silk — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — Judaism lays bare the complexities of American religion’s new regime of choice.

Israeli protesters fear for the future of their country’s precarious LGBTQ rights revolution

By Orit Avishai — June 1, 2023
(The Conversation) — LGBTQ rights are not the main issue bringing Israeli protesters to the streets, but they do symbolize the country’s stark divide.

Is “Succession” Jewish?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 1, 2023
The story of “Succession” seems like Shakespeare. Or, like Greek tragedy. And a little Bible as well.

Can Pope Francis bring peace to Ukraine?

By Thomas Reese — May 31, 2023
(RNS) — The pope’s refusal to cheer either side in this war gives him credibility as mediator.

What is Theravada Buddhism? A scholar of Asian religions explains

By Brooke Schedneck — May 31, 2023
(The Conversation) — Theravada Buddhism is the dominant religious system in several parts of South and Southeast Asia, but there is a rich diversity of beliefs and practices in this tradition.

How we are giving Jewish Heritage Month the attention it deserves

By Johnnie Moore and Elan Carr — May 31, 2023
(RNS) — Most Americans would be surprised to hear that presidents have honored Jewish heritage 43 previous times.

What ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ teaches us about ex-Mormons

By Jana Riess — May 30, 2023
(RNS) — Last year’s bestselling memoir of ‘a woman reckoning with love and violence’ was also a typically Mormon tale.
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