France’s laicité in the name of secularism is really only supremacist legacy of colonialism

By Omar Suleiman — September 6, 2023
(RNS) — What is it that makes a schoolgirl’s choice to wear the abaya a form of religious proselytism?

The synod’s priorities are communion, participation, mission  — not who can be priests

By Thomas Reese — September 5, 2023
(RNS) — If we continued as usual with just different people in charge, then we missed the revolution Pope Francis is calling for.

Is ‘You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah’ good for the Jews — or Judaism?

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 5, 2023
(RNS) — Why is American Judaism bar/bat mitzvah-centric? Ask Adam Sandler and his family.

One BYU to rule them all … for better or for worse

By Jana Riess — September 1, 2023
(RNS) — A new one-size-fits-all conduct policy seems to be one step forward, one step back.

Catholic educators need to take a lesson from public school battles

By Charles C. Camosy — August 31, 2023
(RNS) — The ‘wokeism’ crisis in public education is a historic opportunity for Catholic schools.

Who are the “rich men north of Richmond”?

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 29, 2023
Is the top song in the USA a dog whistle for a deeper, more ancient form of hatred? I wonder.

What Mormons can learn from Twitter — I mean X

By Jana Riess — August 28, 2023
(RNS) — If you’re still calling X 'Twitter,' don’t send me hate mail about saying 'Mormon.'

“Golda” is a triumph

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 28, 2023
Come for an Oscar-worthy performance by Helen Mirren. Stay for a tear-stained history lesson that is still relevant and powerful.

Debate outlined GOP presidential candidates’ perilous divisions on abortion

By Mark Silk — August 25, 2023
(RNS) — To be sure, all of them say they're pro-life.

What does ‘respect life’ really mean?

By Phyllis Zagano — August 22, 2023
(RNS) — There is an angry selectivity when it comes to life issues.

The thing about Bradley Cooper’s nose

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 21, 2023
Bradley Cooper playing Leonard Bernstein? No big deal. The nose thing? Meh. Let's all get a grip.

Disobedient women and #churchtoo stand up to sexual abuse in evangelicalism

By Jana Riess — August 17, 2023
(RNS) — A new book shines a light on sexual abuse in evangelical churches, from Bill Gothard and Josh Duggar to the purity culture underneath it all.

Am I still a centrist?

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 16, 2023
(RNS) — A plea from the anguished middle of the road.

On global warming, yes, there is hope

By Thomas Reese — August 15, 2023
(RNS) — The good news is there are ways to reduce and eliminate the growth in global warming; the bad news is I am not sure we will implement them fast enough.

Beware the Black Robed Regiment cosplay

By Karen Swallow Prior — August 15, 2023
(RNS) — Dressing in the garb of Revolutionary clergy in the 21st century reflects neither biblical wisdom nor sound theology.
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