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Synagogue of judge who approved Trump’s search warrant cancels Shabbat service

By Yonat Shimron — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — The vitriol against Reinhart is part of an escalation of antisemitic animus propelled by Trump's fervent supporters.
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Getting hip to Dimes Square Catholicism is the latest way to own the libs

By Jacob Lupfer — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — Rome, packaged as a trend item for the trust-fund literary set, will never win converts.

Overturning Roe wasn’t a win for faith. Kansas was.

By Jamie Manson — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — The vote showed that the anti-abortion movement is really about white privilege and political power. 

2nd Australian state bans public displays of Nazi swastikas

By Associated Press — August 11, 2022
SYDNEY (AP) — The law allows for the swastika to be used in academic, historical or educational settings, thereby paving the way for its display by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains for whom it holds religious significance.

At 75, Pakistan has moved far from the secular and democratic vision of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah

By Farah N. Jan — August 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — Jinnah insisted on secular education, gender equality and equal rights for minorities – all of which remain unrealized dreams in Pakistan.

In ruling for the praying football coach, what did the Supreme Court really say?

By Thomas Reese — August 10, 2022
(RNS) — Does the decision protect private, personal prayer, or is it the camel’s nose for more prayer in schools?

Japan PM purges Cabinet after support falls over church ties

By Mari Yamaguchi — August 10, 2022
TOKYO (AP) — Seven ministers who acknowledged their ties to the church were removed.

Was Kansas a wake-up moment for pro-lifers? Indiana shows they’re still dreaming.

By Mark Silk — August 8, 2022
(RNS) — To judge from Indiana's new abortion legislation, the pro-life movement is still in a Roe-era mode.

We need an alternative populist vision to defeat the MAGA movement

By William J. Barber II and Liz Theoharis — August 8, 2022
(RNS) — The moment is ripe for a different kind of popular movement that confronts divisive lies and builds broad coalitions for the common good.

Nicaragua police investigating bishop critical of government

By Gabriela Selser — August 8, 2022
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The police statement Friday said the investigation would include a number of people and warned that they would not be allowed to leave their homes while the investigation was carried out.

10 years after shooting, Wisconsin Sikhs lead interfaith conversation on safety 

By Silma Suba — August 5, 2022
(Interfaith America) — In the decade since the Oak Creek shooting, hate crimes against places of worship have been on the rise.

Why we still need Tisha B’Av

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — What would happen if America could name its national sins?

After Trump, Christian nationalist ideas are going mainstream – despite a history of violence

By Samuel Perry — August 5, 2022
(The Conversation) — Distrust of government blended with strains of Christian fundamentalism can produce a violent form of Christian nationalism, a scholar explains.
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