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Why Queen Elizabeth mattered

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 9, 2022
(RNS) — It turns out we needed a queen all along.

Pope Francis’ big gamble: The Synod on Synodality

By Thomas Reese — September 6, 2022
(RNS) — Will the synod succeed in bringing greater unity to the church, or will it result in greater conflict and division?

The Christian right’s Faustian bargain

By Mark Silk — September 6, 2022
(RNS) — It goes back 42 years.

Fifty years after the Munich massacre

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 5, 2022
(RNS) — The massacre at Munich, 50 years ago, came to define my life and my calling.

The world needs to make China pay for its maltreatment of the Uyghurs

By Omar Suleiman — September 3, 2022
(RNS) — It's time to challenge China's economic hegemony to force its compliance on human rights.

Is “Mo” on Netflix good for the Jews?

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 2, 2022
"Mo" is funny, poignant, sad, and biting. It's OK. Jews can take it.

If I can rage about Black Lives Matter, I can hear Black women rage about Black men

By Andre Henry — August 31, 2022
(RNS) — What I expect from my persecutors I should expect of myself when I’m called out for persecution.

Comparing Biden’s student debt plan with God’s own loan forgiveness

By Mark Silk — August 30, 2022
(RNS) — How does the president’s student loan forgiveness plan measure up?

Erasing pro-life Christians of color

By Charles C. Camosy — August 30, 2022
(RNS) — A post-Dobbs narrative breezily associates all anti-abortion activism and policies with racism.

The greatest forgotten hero of modern Jewish history

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 30, 2022
(RNS) — Herzl was perhaps the greatest Jew of modern history. But, who made Herzl Herzl?

Why Christian nationalism is un-Christian

By Thomas Reese — August 29, 2022
(RNS) — We can love the U.S. and recognize the sin of slavery, the genocide against Native peoples and our role in global warming.

Mormonism’s tortured genius

By Jana Riess — August 29, 2022
(RNS) — The big-C ‘Mormon Church’ will not save us. But the little-c church keeps a light of hope kindled in my heart.

You say you want a revolution? Try the Bible

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 26, 2022
It's a noisy text. I wouldn't want it any other way.

It’s Cheney-mania!

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 24, 2022
(RNS) — There’s something about Liz.

Reform of Vatican Curia to be considered at meeting of cardinals

By Thomas Reese — August 23, 2022
(RNS) — As the cardinals discuss curial reforms, they will also be thinking about who among them might be the next pope.
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