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Far-right Ben-Gvir to be Israel’s national security minister

By Associated Press — November 26, 2022
JERUSALEM (AP) — Giving the sensitive role to Ben-Gvir raises concerns of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
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Pope links plight of Ukrainians today to Stalin’s ‘genocide’

By Nicole Winfield — November 24, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pontiff's willingness to call the starvation of Ukrainians 90 years ago a “genocide,” and his linking it to Ukrainian deaths today, marked a sharp escalation in papal rhetoric against Russia

This Thanksgiving, give thanks for refugees

By Darcy Hirsh — November 23, 2022
(RNS) — Let us be grateful — with words and actions — for the refugees who have helped make this country what it is.

Prayers go on, sometimes out of sight, in prep football

By Larry Lage — November 23, 2022
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan (AP) — In Michigan, some teams with multiple religions represented on their rosters have found ways for everyone who wants to participate to do so if they wish.

DC’s faith communities rally to protect bused-in immigrants

By Emily Neil — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — Organizing efforts in Washington have become a blueprint for other cities.

Pilgrims, not patriots

By Tracy McKenzie — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — The Pilgrims thought of themselves as temporary travelers in a world that was not their home — much less a nation. 

Bison’s relocation to Native lands revives a spiritual bond

By Bobby Ross Jr. — November 22, 2022
(AP) — Decades after the last bison vanished from their tribal lands, the Cherokee Nation is part of a resurgence of Indigenous people seeking to reconnect with the animals.

Ukraine searches monastic complex, prompting anger in Moscow

By Hanna Arhirova — November 22, 2022
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism service said the search is part of its "systematic work to counter the subversive activities of the Russian special services in Ukraine."

Evangelical Christians’ abortion strategy may have cost them more than an election

By Valerie Cooper — November 21, 2022
(RNS) — Having lost their children as voters, they look likely to lose their young people as co-religionists.

Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King. Here’s why it still matters.

By Jacob Lupfer — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Christ the King offers both a hopeful and a sobering reminder to Christians, whose loyalty to Jesus becomes subordinated to political ideology.

US Catholic bishops worry about abortion views in the pews

By Peter Smith — November 17, 2022
BALTIMORE (AP) — Even as they signaled a continued hardline stance on opposing abortion and same-sex marriage, the nation’s Catholic bishops acknowledged Wednesday that they’re struggling to reach a key audience: their own flock. The members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops rounded out their leadership bench during the last day of public sessions […]

Culture clash? Conservative Qatar preps for World Cup party

By Isabel Debre — November 17, 2022
(AP) — A clash of values has already erupted in Qatar, a conservative Muslim emirate that restricts alcohol, bans drugs and suppresses free speech, as it prepares to welcome possibly rowdy crowds for the first World Cup in the Middle East.

How Chappelle’s antisemitic ‘SNL’ bit betrays Black liberation

By Andre Henry — November 17, 2022
(RNS) — The comedian never misses an opportunity to minimize the abuse of oppressed people not his own. 
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