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Confessions of a post-Vatican II Reform rabbi

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 14, 2022
(RNS) — When we make religion easier and more convenient, what evaporates in the process?

Josh Shapiro and me

By Beth Kissileff — November 11, 2022
(RNS) — Pennsylvania's governor-elect bravely ran on inclusiveness against a candidate who leveraged Christian nationalism.

Bishops need to acknowledge collateral damage from Dobbs win

By Thomas Reese — November 11, 2022
(RNS) — To the extent that the bishops helped the Republicans gain power, they must accept responsibility for what the Republicans did with that power.

White evangelicalism enters DeSantis season

By Tyler Huckabee — November 10, 2022
(RNS) — The Christian right turns to Florida’s governor to accomplish what Donald Trump never could.

Americans who aren’t sure about God are a fast-growing force in politics – and they’re typically even more politically active than white evangelicals

By Ryan Burge — November 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — Winning elections isn’t just a matter of how many players you have. It’s how engaged they are.

Does education ‘cure’ people of faith? The data says no

By Ryan Burge — November 10, 2022
(RNS) — Despite a long-standing biased assumption among many that the uneducated cling to religion, studies show people with higher degrees are most likely to be religious.

Atheist churches and the ‘sacred flower of cannabis’: Americans find spirituality in new places

By Morgan Shipley — November 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — America’s religious landscape is getting more diverse as people find new ways of expressing spirituality.

What is the rosary? Why a set of beads and prayers are central to Catholic faith

By Kayla Harris — November 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — Rosaries are meant to be used wherever, whenever – and each one tells a story.

Not all Asian Americans vote Democratic — and the political leanings of different Asian ethnic groups vary

By Sumit Ganguly and Steven Webster — November 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — The fastest-growing U.S. racial group, Asian Americans form an increasingly important voting bloc.

This election was good for the Jews, and Jewish values

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — America was tested, and America won.

Abortion was no dud for Democrats

By Mark Silk — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — In the midterm election, it was what held back the red wave.

If American history read like the Bible

By Thomas Reese — November 8, 2022
(RNS) — If the Bible exposes the flaws of our spiritual forefathers, why should American history cover up the failings of our founders?

In Sikh founder’s life, a model for letting justice guide our democracy

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 8, 2022
(RNS) — How the life of my faith’s founder and the civic values of Election Day are connected.

Thank you, John Mellencamp!

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 8, 2022
John Mellencamp is an ally. This is good for the Jews.

Why abortion was a dud for Democrats

By Jacob Lupfer — November 7, 2022
(RNS) — In politics, the faith card is always a wild card.
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