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An interfaith journey to forge ties between Israel and Pakistan 

By BeLynn Hollers — October 5, 2022
(RNS) — A playground with a gaily painted bomb shelter punctuated a trip to promote the Abraham Accords.
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People of faith should vote their values. They should be poll workers to save democracy.

By Thomas Reese — October 4, 2022
(RNS) — It is time for believers to do their civic duty by becoming poll workers.

Herschel Walker paid for girlfriend’s abortion, report says

By Bill Barrow — October 4, 2022
(RNS) — Walker responded with a statement saying he would file a lawsuit against the Daily Beast, the news outlet that reported the allegation.

Defending our sacred right to vote

By Barbara Williams-Skinner, Jim Wallis, and Adam Taylor — October 3, 2022
(RNS) — Why we are mobilizing 2,000 poll chaplains to serve as visions of peace and a moral presence at the polls.

In India, where Hindu majority has complex views, Supreme Court liberalizes abortion law

By Kalpana Jain — October 3, 2022
(RNS) — The judgment will have significant implications for Muslim, Christian and other minority faith groups but will likely face pushback from conservative Hindus.

Will Congress support God’s children?  

By Bridget Moix — October 3, 2022
(RNS) — The Child Tax Credit helped lift millions of children out of poverty. Why would we abandon it?

In sacred Brazil dunes, critics see evangelical encroachment

By David Biller — September 29, 2022
(AP) — Afro Brazilian religious groups see a public works project at the Abaete dunes as an attempt to Christianize yet another public space, part of evangelicals’ rising influence in the country’s halls of power.

Iranian women have been rebelling against restrictions since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 – with renewed hope that protests this time will end differently

By Pardis Mahdavi — September 29, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar of Iranian politics explains how Iranians have organized resistance movements for the past several decades while risking arrest and public flogging.

Hindu advocates sue California, arguing bans on caste discrimination misrepresent beliefs

By Richa Karmarkar — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — At the crux of the HAF lawsuit is the question of whether caste is inherently tied to Hindu dharma.

I wear hijab. I also respect any woman who chooses not to.

By Dilshad Ali — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — Iran’s ‘morality police’ focus on the hijab not to enforce Islam but to target vulnerable women.

Interfaith group hosts Hill briefing on Christian nationalism

By Jack Jenkins — September 28, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘Another word for this growing Christian nationalism movement is fascism,’ said author and lawyer Wajahat Ali.

US, allies push for UN rights body debate on Xinjiang abuses

By Jamey Keaten — September 26, 2022
(AP) — Human rights groups have accused China of sweeping a million or more people from Muslim minority groups into detention camps.

Egyptian cleric revered by Muslim Brotherhood dies at 96

By Lujain Jo and Joseph Krauss — September 26, 2022
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — His critics accused him — and the Brotherhood — of hiding extremism behind moderate rhetoric.
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