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How Black people and Jews are bound together in ‘great replacement’ theory

By Yonat Shimron — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Dozens of pages of the Buffalo shooter's manifesto are devoted first to Blacks and then to Jews, replete with photos, drawings, graphs and caricatures.
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‘Reprehensible’: Oz condemns GOP opponent’s tweet on Islam

By Steve Peoples — May 15, 2022
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Oz, who would be the nation’s first Muslim senator, described the comments as “disqualifying."

Overturning Roe is a huge win for evangelicals. It won’t end their political game.

By Marcia Pally — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Abortion is not the only issue driving white evangelical politics.

If budgets are moral documents, what does the US budget say about ours?

By Bridget Moix — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Why is destroying our enemies a higher priority than feeding, clothing and teaching children? 

With new solo album, Sonny Singh comes full circle

By Simran Jeet Singh — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Activist and musician Sonny Singh's first solo album blends politics, music and Sikh faith.

Minority Hindu Kashmiris protest killing of community member

By Aijaz Hussain — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — Scores of the region’s minority Hindus, locally known as Pandits, took to the streets, blocking roads and demanding that Rahul Bhat's killers be brought to justice.

What is ‘personhood’? The ethics question that needs a closer look in abortion debates

By Nancy S. Jecker — May 13, 2022
(The Conversation) — The definition of personhood is a key and contested philosophical issue that has made legalized abortion such a longstanding controversy.

No more murder charge for women in Louisiana abortion bill

By Kevin Mcgill — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — The state’s anti-abortion governor said he'd veto it, and Louisiana Right to Life and the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops are against it.

Why post-Roe abortion bans must exempt religious Jews

By Jay Michaelson — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — Jewish law not only permits abortion, but in certain cases requires it.

Jordan’s King Abdullah, custodian of holy sites, meets US Christian leaders

By Daoud Kuttab — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — Reconfirming the status quo in Jerusalem will require some hard diplomacy and a lot of goodwill.

Catholic cardinal, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

By Associated Press — May 11, 2022
HONG KONG (AP) — The arrests were apparently related to their roles as trustees of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which provided legal aid to people who took part in 2019 pro-democracy protests that were quashed by security forces.

Now in spotlight, Dubai Jews struggle for public synagogue

By Isabel Debre — May 11, 2022
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Plans to build a permanent sanctuary for Dubai's fast-expanding congregation have sputtered to a standstill, Jewish leaders say.

It’s time to end Title 42, the immoral — and illegal — Trump-era asylum policy

By Barbara Weinstein and Mary J. Novak — May 11, 2022
(RNS) — Not only is it our duty as people of faith to support those seeking refuge, but it is our duty as Americans to fight for policies that welcome asylum-seekers.
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