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Cardinal asks bishops to challenge lawmakers who want to cut Ukraine aid

By Jack Jenkins — November 16, 2022
BALTIMORE (RNS) — The suggestion, which drew applause from bishops, appeared directed at Republicans who have suggested reducing aid to Ukraine.

As Trump launches new presidential bid, will former faith advisers back him?

By Jack Jenkins — November 16, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Most have remained silent about his new campaign, while others have hinted at allegiances to other potential contenders such as Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis.

No, Stacey Abrams is not Moses

By Candice Marie Benbow — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — She is not a man who squandered the opportunity of a lifetime. She is a Black woman who tried to bring revolutionary change to a deeply red state.

The Respect for Marriage Act protects my family — and my faith

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — We support equality not in spite of our religious beliefs, but because of them.

A doctor decides mother and child are both his patients

By Charles C. Camosy — November 15, 2022
(RNS) — An OB/GYN who once provided abortions has a conversion.

Candidates to lead the Catholic bishops — and what their election would mean

By Jack Jenkins — November 14, 2022
(RNS) — At the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall meeting, the prelates will elect a new president to replace Los Angeles Archbishop José Gómez, who has served since 2019.

Josh Shapiro and me

By Beth Kissileff — November 11, 2022
(RNS) — Pennsylvania's governor-elect bravely ran on inclusiveness against a candidate who leveraged Christian nationalism.

Bishops need to acknowledge collateral damage from Dobbs win

By Thomas Reese — November 11, 2022
(RNS) — To the extent that the bishops helped the Republicans gain power, they must accept responsibility for what the Republicans did with that power.

Why they broke with Hindu nationalism: Four former zealots speak out

By Priyadarshini Sen — November 11, 2022
(RNS) — Participants in the destruction of a historic mosque 30 years ago, a signal event that led to a surge in Hindu nationalism in India, talk about their transformed lives.

White evangelicalism enters DeSantis season

By Tyler Huckabee — November 10, 2022
(RNS) — The Christian right turns to Florida’s governor to accomplish what Donald Trump never could.

Bowing to voters, candidates concede with help from a higher power

By Jack Jenkins and Paul O'Donnell — November 10, 2022
(RNS) — Multiple candidates appealed to the Almighty while embracing victory, defeat or something in between.

Americans who aren’t sure about God are a fast-growing force in politics – and they’re typically even more politically active than white evangelicals

By Ryan Burge — November 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — Winning elections isn’t just a matter of how many players you have. It’s how engaged they are.

Not all Asian Americans vote Democratic — and the political leanings of different Asian ethnic groups vary

By Sumit Ganguly and Steven Webster — November 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — The fastest-growing U.S. racial group, Asian Americans form an increasingly important voting bloc.

Abortion rights scored the biggest midterm victory

By Yonat Shimron and Jack Jenkins — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — Not only did voters support abortion rights ballot measures, they probably also helped Democrats stave off a red wave.

Abortion was no dud for Democrats

By Mark Silk — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — In the midterm election, it was what held back the red wave.
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