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Resettling Afghan evacuees will be a mammoth job. Churches will be essential.

By Mark Silk — September 27, 2021
(RNS) — A model from Connecticut may be the answer.

Five rules for disagreeing with the pope

By Thomas Reese — September 27, 2021

When I became Jewishly woke

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 23, 2021
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We owe it to the vulnerable to get vaccinated

By Jana Riess — September 21, 2021
(RNS) — Dr. Tyler Johnson says his Mormon religion ‘teaches me I have a moral obligation to seek out facts and to seek to understand the world as it is,’ which means rejecting vaccine conspiracy theories and misinformation.

Why Jonah is a prophet for our time

By Mark Silk — September 20, 2021
(RNS) — When the unwilling prophet blames God for his woes, God answers by trolling Jonah.

Should Pope Francis get a third COVID-19 vaccine shot?

By Thomas Reese — September 20, 2021
(RNS) — Personally, Francis is a prime candidate, but as pontiff he is more than his medical history.

I forgive you. Especially you.

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 17, 2021
Why I am a Jew. It is about forgiveness. My Yom Kippur sermon.

LuLaRoe and the shadow side of Mormon gender roles

By Jana Riess — September 16, 2021
(RNS) — A new docuseries shows how a Mormon couple recycled anti-feminist ideas to stay-at-home moms for profit.

Pope calls on world to welcome refugees and immigrants

By Thomas Reese — September 14, 2021
(RNS) — During his visit to Hungary and Slovakia, Pope Francis was at his prophetic best, standing up for refugees who have been bloodied by war, starved by famine and displaced by persecution.

I preached the Dickens about antisemitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 12, 2021
(RNS) — The antidote to antisemitism? Pro-semitism.

Blocklisting at Brigham Young University

By Jana Riess — September 10, 2021
(RNS) — The erasure of historian Benjamin Park's involvement from the Maxwell Institute's website reflects poorly on the institute and on BYU, particularly since he says he hasn't been told why it happened.

On the day they wounded New York

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 10, 2021
Twenty years later, and the smoke has not yet cleared.

We had to terminate a pregnancy. It was our sacred right to do so.

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 9, 2021
(RNS) — A sad memory brings with it a shofar blast of warning about women’s rights.

Anti-Sikh bigotry didn’t start with 9/11. That fact got me through it.

By Simran Jeet Singh — September 8, 2021
(RNS) — When people ask me how I’m able to endure the specter of bigotry as a visible Sikh in modern America, the answer now feels simple and honest: perspective.

Six suggestions for the Catholic bishops’ document on the Eucharist

By Thomas Reese — September 7, 2021
(RNS) — The U.S. bishops’ document on the Eucharist could be helpful — if they do it right.
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