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A good week for the culture war

By Mark Silk — June 25, 2022
(RNS) — The Supreme Court lives up to expectations on guns, education and abortion.
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Will states prosecute women who seek abortions?

By Jacob Lupfer — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Now that Roe is overturned, lawmakers need to get their stories straight.

Can the Southern Baptist Convention be saved?

By Karen Swallow Prior — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — ‘Look for the helpers,’ said Mister Rogers, but right now in the SBC we need to look for the humble.

Does God make sense?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 24, 2022
A challenging new book wants a God that we can believe in. Who is the "we"?

Abortion and bioethics: Principles to guide U.S. abortion debates

By Nancy S. Jecker — June 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — A bioethicist explains the four ethical principles that guide medical practitioners’ thinking about abortion, such as autonomy and justice.

SCOTUS puts government back in the business of funding religious education

By Khyati Y. Joshi — June 23, 2022
(RNS) — This ruling allows taxpayers to be compelled to pay tuition to schools that expressly discriminate.

Why nonsense stories about the pope resigning keep popping up

By Thomas Reese — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Francis can still perform his papal duties as long as his mind is clear.

The theological ethicist who didn’t mince words

By Mark Silk — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Remembering a journalistic encounter with James Gustafson.

Answering the refugee crisis as a matter of faith

By Waseem Ahmad, Anne Burghardt, and Mark Hetfield — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Faith groups are usually the first responders when people are displaced, and the last.

Spirituality and service play essential and understudied roles in mental health

By Daniel Bergner — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Given the walls biomedical psychiatry has run into, it’s time to pay attention to the connections experts are drawing among spirituality, service and mental health. 

In the world’s largest democracy, people of faith aren’t free

By David Curry — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Alarming new data shows hundreds of violent attacks are being carried out against Christians in India.

State funds for students at religious schools? Supreme Court says ‘yes’ in Maine case – but consequences could go beyond

By Charles J. Russo — June 22, 2022
(The Conversation) — Once again, the court has expanded the legal ways that public funds can be used for students at religious institutions.

The history of Southern Baptists shows they have not always opposed abortion

By Susan M. Shaw — June 21, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar writes about how the Southern Baptist Convention’s views on abortion changed during the 1980s, when a more conservative wing seized control of the denomination.
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