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Jon Meacham, Bishop Michael Curry discuss religion, politics and insurrection

By Jack Jenkins — January 13, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The two Episcopalian thinkers discuss the Jan. 6 insurrection, the role of faith and the future of politics.

To define or not to define antisemitism? That’s a good question.

By Mark Silk — January 13, 2022
(RNS) — A 2016 definition has lent itself to a range of uses — some positive, others not so much. 

How the Vietnam War pushed MLK to embrace global justice, not only civil rights at home

By Anthony Siracusa — January 13, 2022
(The Conversation) — MLK’s vision for nonviolence included abolishing what he called triple evils – racism, poverty and militarism.

Scholar: America is still reacting to the religious right, in more ways than one

By Jack Jenkins — January 13, 2022
(RNS) — The shadow of the religious right is long, and may be hindering the ability of modern-day Christian conservatives to stifle radicalism.

Indian farmers won over the Indian government. What now?

By Gunisha Kaur and Simran Jeet Singh — January 12, 2022
(RNS) — The Indian farmers’ victory gave us hope, but it’s just the beginning.

Noem to push abortion ban after 6 weeks, conservative vision

By Stephen Groves — January 12, 2022
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday (Jan. 11) said she would push legislation to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, as she laid out a sharply conservative list of priorities to start the state’s legislative session. During the final State of the State address of her first term, the […]

Growing old with grace and kindness: The life and lives of Sidney Poitier

By Greg Garrett — January 11, 2022
(RNS) — Sir Sidney Poitier changed the film world on the way to changing the larger world.

Amid tensions, Bosnian Serbs celebrate outlawed holiday

By By Radul Radovanovic — January 10, 2022
(AP) — As part of the celebrations, a special police unit sang about defending the Orthodox Christian cross and “the shiny new Serb Republic.”

Desmond Tutu: Politician or saint?

By Michael Battle — January 10, 2022
(RNS) — The archbishop who helped South Africa end apartheid was often accused of wielding worldly power.

On Jan. 6, vigils recall the insurrection with competing narratives

By Jack Jenkins — January 7, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — From calls to pass voting rights legislation to assertions that those charged in connection with the insurrection are being mistreated, vigils remembered the attack on the U.S. Capitol differently.

Interfaith vigil in DC gathers for second year, part of citywide Jan. 6 observances

By Jack Jenkins — January 6, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Rev. Karen Brau, pastor of Luther Place, told the small crowd gathered in the melting snow that despite the harassment they experienced a year prior, the faith leaders never stopped their prayerful witness.

Remembering Jan. 6 on its ‘anniversary’ is not enough

By Cheryl Townsend Gilkes — January 6, 2022
(RNS) — The frightening realities exposed on that day should have our constant attention.

I was put up for ‘auction’ by Hindu extremists in India

By Amina Kausar — January 6, 2022
(RNS) — Indian Muslim women have been fighting the misogyny of Hindu extremism for years.

Jan. 6: A timeline in prayers

By Jack Jenkins — January 6, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — These are some of the prayers said in and around the Capitol that day, collected by Religion News Service from videos, public documents, interviews and news reports.

Anti-vaxxism is the latest in America’s esoteric religions

By Mark Silk — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — As opposed to the exoteric religion of public health.
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