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Antisemitism monitor lands in Saudi Arabia on first official trip

By Yonat Shimron — June 27, 2022
(RNS) — Deborah Lipstadt said she wanted to raise awareness of antisemitism in the Persian Gulf region, which is predominantly Muslim.
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As Roe falls, religious abortion-rights advocates prepare for next steps

By Jack Jenkins — June 25, 2022
(RNS) — 'We vow to keep fighting,' said Jody Rabhan, chief policy officer for the National Council of Jewish Women. 'This is not the end. There are things that we can do.'

The abortion question may be decided politically. The real test is a moral one.

By Phyllis Zagano — June 25, 2022
(RNS) — Politics is not the point. The point is to make abortion unnecessary.

Will states prosecute women who seek abortions?

By Jacob Lupfer — June 24, 2022
(RNS) — Now that Roe is overturned, lawmakers need to get their stories straight.

Abortion and bioethics: Principles to guide U.S. abortion debates

By Nancy S. Jecker — June 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — A bioethicist explains the four ethical principles that guide medical practitioners’ thinking about abortion, such as autonomy and justice.

SCOTUS puts government back in the business of funding religious education

By Khyati Y. Joshi — June 23, 2022
(RNS) — This ruling allows taxpayers to be compelled to pay tuition to schools that expressly discriminate.

Native American leaders push for boarding school commission

By Susan Montoya Bryan — June 23, 2022
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The dark history of Native American boarding schools — where children were prohibited from speaking their languages and often abused — has been felt deeply across Indian Country and through generations.

‘Just rumors’: Cardinal Parolin dismisses chatter about pope’s plan to resign

By Claire Giangravé — June 23, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Francis’ right-hand man at the Vatican buttressed recent statements by church officials disputing that Francis is ready to throw in the miter.

Former education minister in Brazil is jailed in graft probe

By DÉbora Álvares — June 22, 2022
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The former minister is an evangelical pastor himself.

Answering the refugee crisis as a matter of faith

By Waseem Ahmad, Anne Burghardt, and Mark Hetfield — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Faith groups are usually the first responders when people are displaced, and the last.

Orthodox Christian web forum blocked by Russia over Ukraine coverage

By Marika Proctor — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — The website’s readership has more than doubled since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.

Poll: Americans’ belief in God is dropping

By Yonat Shimron — June 21, 2022
(RNS) — In the latest Gallup Poll, belief in God dipped to 81%, down 6 percentage points from 2017, and the lowest since Gallup first asked the question in 1944.

The history of Southern Baptists shows they have not always opposed abortion

By Susan M. Shaw — June 21, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar writes about how the Southern Baptist Convention’s views on abortion changed during the 1980s, when a more conservative wing seized control of the denomination.
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