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Co-workers could bear costs of accommodating religious employees in the workplace if Supreme Court tosses out 46-year-old precedent

By Debbie Kaminer — May 15, 2023
(The Conversation) — The Supreme Court appears poised to change the definition of ‘undue hardship’ so that employers have to accommodate more of workers’ religious requests.

DeSantis’ lack of God-talk signals a shift in Republican politics

By Jacob Lupfer — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — Can anyone win the 2024 nomination of the 'religious party,' without speaking directly to religious voters?

How AI could be misused to persecute religious minorities worldwide

By David Curry — May 12, 2023
(GCR) — Surveillance, disinformation and hi-tech weaponry can be improved by AI to attack vulnerable populations.

What Governor DeSantis needs to learn about the Holocaust and the Bible

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 12, 2023
On a daily basis, the anti-intellectual forces are gathering steam. What will we do about it?

The ‘Mormon Moment’ 10 years later: Why Joanna Brooks and Mitch Mayne left the public eye

By Jana Riess — May 12, 2023
(RNS) — We talk about where they are now, and why they walked away from the spotlight.

Meditative mothering? How Buddhism honors both compassionate caregiving and celibate monks and nuns

By Liz Wilson — May 12, 2023
(The Conversation) — The lines between family life and Buddhist monasticism are not so ‘either/or’ as they might seem.

From Kali to Mary to Neopagan goddesses, religions revere motherhood in sometimes unexpected ways

By Alyssa Beall — May 11, 2023
(The Conversation) — Mother figures from faith traditions around the world reflect many different ways of thinking about the divine.

My faith tells me my mother was liberated by death. On Mother’s Day, I still grieve.

By Murali Balaji — May 11, 2023
(RNS) — Navigating the Hindu belief that death leads to better things.

Human progress, the myth of the modern age, is increasingly in doubt

By Karen Swallow Prior — May 11, 2023
(RNS) — Cruelty, plagues and the irrepressibility of a certain ex-president make optimism a tough sell.

Is it time for conservative Christians to give Freud another look?

By Jacob Lupfer — May 10, 2023
(RNS) — Freudian psychoanalysis might have something to offer religious believers.

How many times do hijab-wearing Muslim judges in America need to break the glass ceiling?

By Anna Piela — May 9, 2023
(RNS) — We’ve passed the point where the appearance of a Muslim judge in hijab is remarkable in itself.

Fighting inflation with one hand tied behind your back

By Thomas Reese — May 9, 2023
(RNS) — Congress must act decisively to rationalize the budgetary process.

Should the Tree of Life shooter get the death penalty?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 9, 2023
(RNS) — A new podcast: Should murderers be executed? For the Jews of Pittsburgh, the question is personal.

How King Charles III became a royal mensch

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 9, 2023
(RNS) — Pomp and circumstance, yes, but beneath some of it a tale of moral heroism.

Undoing the Christian nationalism of the Doctrine of Discovery

By Andrew Whitehead — May 8, 2023
(RNS) — More direct action from the Catholic Church is necessary to uproot the remnants of the Doctrine.
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