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The US has a moral obligation to help vaccinate the world 

By Uzma Syed, Jim Wallis, Katherine Marshall, David Saperstein, Adam Taylor, and Mohamed Elsanousi — May 5, 2022
(RNS) — Faith communities can be a key part of extending our expertise to poorer countries.

Pope Francis’ visit to Malta highlights the role of St. George Preca, an advocate for teaching the gospel

By Joanne M. Pierce — May 5, 2022
(The Conversation) — Malta’s St. George Preca was canonized in 2007. Pope Francis’ visit to Malta renewed attention on Preca’s life and work and how it could provide guidance for the welfare of refugees.

Caste doesn’t just exist in India or in Hinduism – it is pervasive across many religions in South Asia and the diaspora

By Aseem Hasnain and Abhilasha Srivastava — May 5, 2022
(The Conversation) — Several US universities now recognize caste as part of nondiscrimination policies. Two scholars of South Asian studies explain how caste-based violence isn’t limited to Hinduism, or to India.

For Israel, hope wins over mockery

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 5, 2022
Israel's #2 song -- a hidden historical nugget.

Supreme Court leak jump-starts new epoch in faith-based abortion politics

By Jacob Lupfer — May 4, 2022
(RNS) — The leaked draft decision offered a preview of extremist abortion politics that faith groups will have to navigate.

After winning on abortion, it’s time for Catholic bishops to switch parties

By Thomas Reese — May 4, 2022
(RNS) — Except for ending abortion, the Republican Party has little to offer the bishops. The bishops got what they wanted out of this alliance; it is time to move on.

Alito and public opinion reveal link between Roe and broader white Christian nationalist agenda

By Robert P. Jones — May 4, 2022
(RNS) — Attitudes on abortion are strongly correlated with a worldview that denies systemic racism and pines for a 1950s America.

Abortion restrictions v. religious free exercise: Which will win?

By Mark Silk — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — At least one red state is already making room, it seems, for women to successfully make a free exercise claim.

Overturning Roe v. Wade inches us back toward the arc of justice

By Karen Swallow Prior — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — Overturning Roe v. Wade will put abortion laws back at the state level, which only means that pro-life work is far from over.

The Christian right’s abortion policy isn’t in my Torah

By Rachel Barenblat — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — A righteous society, Torah says, is one that centers the needs of the most vulnerable.

Why Roe v. Wade must stand

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — An anguished plea for choice and moral autonomy. Before it is too late.

How the war between Russia and Ukraine is roiling the faith tradition they share

By J. Eugene Clay — May 3, 2022
(The Conversation) — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on the views of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Don’t let a Supreme Court leak threaten what consensus we have on abortion

By Charles C. Camosy — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — Religious institutions are uniquely positioned to help dial down the temperature on this issue.

A more inclusive Mormon Family Home Evening

By Jana Riess — May 2, 2022
(RNS) — If one parent isn't LDS anymore but a couple still wants to hold Family Home Evening, using the church's own curriculum can cause conflict. Enter Uplift Kids.

How race and religion have always played a role in who gets refuge in the US

By Laura E. Alexander, Jane Hong, Karen Hooge Michalka, and Luis A. Romero — May 2, 2022
(The Conversation) — Four scholars of race, religion and immigration explain how US refugee and asylum policy has long been racially and religiously discriminatory in practice.
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