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Is ‘Jewish supremacy’ translating into anti-Christian violence in Jerusalem?

By Daoud Kuttab — February 3, 2023
(RNS) — The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is a political one; it must stay as such.
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Time to remember more than one atrocity? A defense of Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Avi Shafran — February 1, 2023
(RNS) — There’s a reason we take a special day to remember the Holocaust.

Quelling the obsession with burning the Quran

By Omar Suleiman — January 31, 2023
(RNS) — Addressing Islamophobia as a policy matter would rob Quran burners of the attention they seek.

How students could give Ron DeSantis an African American history lesson

By Andre Henry — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — Today's students don't need to be protected from an education in Black history.

Hitler became German chancellor 90 years ago. The world is still recovering.

By A. James Rudin — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — The events of January 30, 1933, instilled a still-persistent yearning for xenophobic totalitarian rule.

Frank Pavone, a priest for the age of Trump

By Jacob Lupfer — January 27, 2023
(RNS) — The former priest is a symbol of how the pro-life movement has been deformed by its totalizing tendencies.

USCCB official: The church must admit its role in destroying Native American culture

By Dan Stockman — January 26, 2023
‘The truth does not hurt anyone. We have to get the truth out there,’ said the Rev. Mike Carson, chair of the bishops’ Subcommittee of Native American Affairs. ‘The avoidance of truth is very destructive to everyone, including the Catholic Church.’

Reclaiming our democracy is a matter of faith

By Bridget Moix — January 26, 2023
(RNS) — The gulf between Democrats and Republicans feels unbridgeable, so why bother engaging with the institution at all?

National Prayer Breakfast breaks from ‘The Family’ with new organization

By Jack Jenkins and Adelle M. Banks — January 25, 2023
(RNS) — Critics are questioning whether the change is a full departure from the past or merely cosmetic.

Advocates and builders, advancing religious freedom together

By Chris Seiple — January 25, 2023
(RNS) — The two camps in U.S. religious freedom diplomacy need to work as one.

How Southern California helped birth white Christian nationalism

By Yonat Shimron — January 24, 2023
(RNS) — Part memoir, part history of Southern California’s formative role in the rise of the religious right, Bradley Onishi's new book traces his growing estrangement from the faith he once zealously championed.

Pope makes plea for end of violence, start of talks in Peru

By Associated Press — January 24, 2023
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Protests engulfing Peru began last month after then-President Pedro Castillo, Peru’s first leader with a rural Andean background, was impeached and imprisoned for trying to dissolve Congress.

A half-century after Roe, faith groups need to reexamine theology behind abortion politics

By Jacob Lupfer — January 20, 2023
(RNS) — The last time we had religious innovation on the question of abortion came in the 1970s.
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