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Catholic bishops split on how to deal with Biden

By Thomas Reese — January 21, 2021

(RNS) — Archbishop Jose Gomez, as president of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, tried to speak for all the bishops. He ended up creating more controversy.

The civil religious cleansing of Washington

By Mark Silk — January 21, 2021

Kamala Harris can show Americans how we share our faiths

By Khyati Y. Joshi — January 21, 2021
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Amanda Gorman, my grandma and the Black tears we cried

By Danté Stewart — January 21, 2021

(RNS) — ‘We been in a rut, and we been in a rut for a long time now, but history is being made today,’ Grandma said to me on the phone as she watched the inauguration.

As bad as the 1776 Commission’s report is the ‘heroes’ garden that goes with it

By Sarah Porter — January 20, 2021

(RNS) — The National Garden does the same work as the 1776 Commission report, only visually and spatially.

Top Mormon leaders get Covid vaccine and urge church members to do the same. Will they?

By Jana Riess — January 20, 2021

Some members are not happy that the LDS Church is taking a very public stand in favor of Covid-19 vaccinations.

Want your kids to follow in your faith? Take a page from religious conservatives.

By Jesse Smith — January 19, 2021

(RNS) — The children of religious conservatives retain their faith as adults, in part at least because the parents talk to them about God.

Healing and unity? Not yet

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 19, 2021

(RNS) — There is such a thing as ‘cheap grace.’ This is precisely not the time for it.

The end of the pro-Christian presidency of Donald Trump

By Mark Silk — January 19, 2021

(RNS) — No president in American history has so overtly devoted himself to appealing to evangelical Christians. It wasn’t enough.

This MLK Day, white evangelicals again have a choice to make on racial justice

By Jemar Tisby — January 18, 2021

(RNS) — Those who wish to learn from MLK’s legacy must also ask if they are willing to listen to the modern-day prophets of racial justice.

What Andrew Young taught me about keeping King’s movement going

By Maina Mwaura — January 17, 2021

(RNS) — What we celebrate on Martin Luther King Day is not the overcoming, but the struggle.

Twitter’s ‘cancelation’ of free speech isn’t a legal question, it’s a moral one

By Avi Shafran — January 15, 2021

(RNS) — In the Talmud, the repository of Jewish wisdom, the operative principle is: ‘Evil speech kills.’

Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at home

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Maggie Siddiqi — January 15, 2021

(RNS) — On this Religious Freedom Day, we are concerned about the rising threats around the world, but we are hopeful for progress in the years ahead.

How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta

By Jason Oliver Evans — January 15, 2021

(The Conversation) — One cannot appreciate the importance of MLK Day without understanding the tradition which formed one of America’s most influential civil rights leaders.

Will the LDS Church condemn the right wing’s Capitol violence?

By Jana Riess — January 15, 2021

The problem is that if/when the Church issues a statement condemning the violence and reminding members of President Oaks’s wise counsel about accepting the results of elections, it will do little than reinforce people’s existing ideas.

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