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Outlawing Ben & Jerry’s boycott is a distraction that makes antisemitism harder to fight

By Nancy H. Wiener and Lester Bronstein — December 7, 2021
(RNS) — Ben & Jerry’s principled decision is an objection to occupation, not to the existence of Israel.
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Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight

By Ashraf Khalil — December 6, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides seem to be operating on the assumption that a court reshaped by former President Donald Trump will either overturn or seriously weaken Roe.

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz seeks to be first Muslim elected to the US Senate

By Joseph Hammond — December 2, 2021
(RNS) — Besides Sufism, the mystical Islamic sect, Oz's spiritual practices include transcendental meditation and elements of his wife's Swedenborgian tradition.

Brazil’s senate OKs evangelical Bolsonaro ally to top court

By Mauricio Savarese — December 2, 2021
Mendonça had been waiting for approval since July 13, but disagreements between Bolsonaro's administration and a key senator stalled the proceedings for months.

Bidens, Harris, Emhoff celebrate Hanukkah at White House

By Associated Press — December 2, 2021
Speaking to more than 150 guests, Biden sought to draw parallels between his presidency and the eight-day commemoration of the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem by the Maccabees.

Why Mississippi’s anti-abortion law is also an assault on LGBTQ+ rights

By Danya Ruttenberg — December 1, 2021
(RNS) — Dodd v. Jackson Women’s Health is important to anyone who wants autonomy over their body.

America sacramentalizes guns as God’s gift to the good. This is heresy.

By Thomas Reese — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — Recent high-profile murder cases show America's gun culture overwhelming its ability to protect its citizens.

Build Back Better or quit? Time to choose

By Diane Randall — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — Scores of faith-based organizations and constituents have talked to Congress about the moral imperative of the president’s bill.

In Biden’s visit with the pope, a page from Reagan’s playbook?

By Steven P. Millies — November 30, 2021
(The Conversation) — Joe Biden may be only the country’s second Catholic president, but a long line of U.S. leaders have met with popes over the years.

Celebrating the insurrection of Hanukkah in a year of insurrection

By Brad Hirschfield — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — Hanukkah, the story of a second-century BCE insurrection, can shed light on our view of Jan. 6.

Omar seeks action over House colleague’s remarks on Muslims

By James Anderson — November 29, 2021
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House Democratic leaders demanded Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert retract her comments about her recent encounter with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

Pope Francis and Macron meet at the Vatican amid clergy abuse scandals in France

By Claire Giangravé — November 26, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As French Catholics come to terms with a staggering clergy abuse report, President Emmanuel Macron met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Portland’s season of unrest rekindled after Kyle Rittenhouse verdict

By Grant Stringer — November 24, 2021
(RNS) — This time, national and local faith leaders have organized largely peaceful protests.
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