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Once behind bars, a pastor advocates for giving released prisoners a clean slate

By Eleonora Francica — March 29, 2023
(RNS) — Having overcome his own prison record, Seventh-day Adventist pastor Aaron Chancy is lobbying state officials in New York to approve the Clean Slate Act.
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India has turned a manhunt into mass repression. Journalists need to ask why.

By Simran Jeet Singh — March 27, 2023
(RNS) — As several countries slide toward fascism, journalists' questions become more necessary and urgent.

Judge rules immigration officials violated pastor’s religious freedom rights

By Jack Jenkins — March 27, 2023
(RNS) — 'The government’s approach — stalling, gaslighting, even lying — was entirely unconvincing to the court, and I am thrilled for the vindication,' said the Rev. Kaji Douša.

Why a Trump indictment will matter so little to most of his Christian supporters

By Robert P. Jones — March 24, 2023
(RNS) — Consider just a few of the public revelations and remarks by Trump since 2016 and how little they affected white evangelicals' loyalty to him.

Amid crisis and political feuds, hope abounds in East Palestine

By Kathryn Post — March 24, 2023
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (RNS) — ‘We have this chance to build something new,’ said the Rev. Fritz Nelson, pastor of First United Presbyterian Church in East Palestine.

Pelosi on cleric who barred her from Communion: ‘That’s his problem, not mine’

By Jack Jenkins — March 23, 2023
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘We’ve had very, very negative anti-LGBTQ stuff coming from our archbishop,’ former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Survey: Catholic biblical literalists more likely to have anti-Jewish views

By Jack Jenkins — March 23, 2023
(RNS) — Researchers said the findings showcase a lack of understanding about U.S. Catholics regarding church teaching.

Jimmy Carter’s religious values were never far from his presidency or his policy

By Lovett H. Weems Jr. — March 22, 2023
(RNS) — The former president possessed an inner confidence in relation to his faith that may not be fully understood by many, even to this day.

Bishops discourage Catholic health care groups from performing gender-affirming care

By Jack Jenkins — March 21, 2023
(RNS) — Opponents of the new ‘doctrinal note’ such as New Ways Ministry, a Catholic LGBTQ outreach organization, blasted the bishops’ statement as ‘neither good theology nor acceptable pastoral care.’

State lawmakers push for priests to report abuse learned about in confessional

By Jack Jenkins — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — Catholic bishops are pushing back, arguing the statutes would infringe on the First Amendment rights of priests.

A reading list for seminarians and other Catholic conservatives

By Thomas Reese — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — Books changed my life. They can change yours too.

Georgia may be turning purple. It’s definitely turning green.

By Marqus Cole — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — Georgia’s clean energy transition is doing what some may deem a miracle — getting Republicans and Democrats to agree.

Trump vs. DeSantis: Florida pastors mull conservative issues

By Giovanna Dell'orto — March 14, 2023
(AP) — “The evangelical vote in Florida is too diverse to be a big force in politics,” said one political scientist, but many faithful across denominations like seeing DeSantis take charge of issues like sexually explicit materials available to children. “That resonates.”
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