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Hate crimes are growing. Faith communities are uniquely positioned to combat them.

By Paul O'Donnell — October 19, 2021
(RNS) — Each one of us has an obligation to mobilize against hate.
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A century after partition, Ireland’s churches are cooperating more closely than ever

By Ger FitzGerald — October 19, 2021
(The Conversation) — A church service marking Northern Ireland’s centenary has stirred up debate. But amid the past few years’ tensions, the island’s Christian leaders have coordinated closely.

Francis emphasizes social justice in papal Tweetstorm

By Thomas Reese — October 18, 2021
(RNS) — Pope Francis has turned Twitter into a prophetic medium. It is his way of getting the Gospel message out to the world.

A Jewish case for not liking ‘The Sopranos’

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 18, 2021
(RNS) — When it comes to media stereotypes, how did we let this one have a free pass?

7 things white Christians can do to address white supremacy at church

By Robert P. Jones — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — Simply start somewhere, and start somewhere local. 

New poll reveals how much we presume about Muslim Americans’ politics

By Simran Jeet Singh — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — Two decades after 9/11, Americans are still getting to know their Muslim neighbors. New data may help.

There are no opposing views of the Holocaust

By Jeffrey Salkin — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — What is wrong with these people in Southlake, Texas?

Your religious liberty quiz

By Mark Silk — October 14, 2021
(RNS) — A gauge of what you think should be the case, not what the law says.

Border dispatches: Mayor says local crime rate hides citizens’ values

By Doug Pagitt — October 14, 2021
(RNS) — A 3,200-mile bike ride along the U.S.-Mexico border to see what America’s immigration policy looks like in action.

Is God good for America? Depends whom you ask.

By Ryan Burge — October 14, 2021
(RNS) — Most Americans see religion as good for society. Those on the extremes disagree.

‘Cosplay Christianity’: The sin is in the denial of the life God calls us to

By Karen Swallow Prior — October 13, 2021
(RNS) — Sometimes it’s as deadly serious (and ironic) as a riot in which grown men in costumes channel William Wallace in ‘Braveheart’ crying ‘Freedom!’ while attacking the seat of democracy.

Why the Senate must fast-track Biden’s nominee on religious freedom

By David Curry — October 13, 2021
(Open Doors) — While Rashad Hussain’s confirmation waits, millions are persecuted for their faith.

The battle lines around the word ‘Mormon’

By Jana Riess — October 13, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Mormon’ has become a shibboleth, an immediate shorthand for Latter-day Saints to size up one another’s obedience and orthodoxy.
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