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Survey: Despite partisan divides, pope retains high marks among US Catholics

By Jack Jenkins — October 7, 2021
(RNS) — Catholic Republicans are far more likely than Democrats of the faith to say the pope is ‘too liberal.'

Edmund Burke wouldn’t recognize evangelicals’ vaccine resistance as conservatism

By Stephanie Martin — October 7, 2021
(RNS) — Rolling up our sleeves is the most Christian, American — and conservative — thing to do.

To pass infrastructure bills, Democrats need to put their faith in moral language

By Jim Wallis — October 6, 2021
(RNS) — It’s time to pass ‘The Children’s Bill.’

Religions for Peace made history with its new leader. Then came historic challenges.

By Eric J. Lyman — October 5, 2021
(RNS) — Azza Karam is the first woman and first Muslim to head the international interfaith peace organization. Within months of her taking over, the world was in the grips of the coronavirus and a global recession.

Russia confines Siberian shaman to mental hospital for challenging Putin

By David I. Klein — October 5, 2021
(RNS) — The sentence comes in response to Aleksandr Gabyshev’s 2019 attempt to march from Siberia to Moscow, where, he claimed, he would use his self-proclaimed shamanic powers to ‘purge’ Vladimir Putin from power.

Vatican poverty conference features activist William Barber, message from pope

By Jack Jenkins — October 4, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Barber is co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, a faith-led anti-poverty initiative.

Why Joe Manchin’s good faith is bad for the poor

By Liz Theoharis — October 1, 2021
(RNS) — Despite a stately facade of moderation, Manchin has, in the words of the gospel, 'neglected the more important matters of the law — justice, mercy and faithfulness.'

Christians, it’s time to add infrastructure to the pro-life agenda

By John Fea — October 1, 2021
(RNS) — If President Biden's bill doesn't pass, it will be a massive moral failure. This should concern all Americans, but especially Christians.

How VP Kamala Harris blew it

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 30, 2021
(RNS) — VP Harris gave a nod to intellectual relativism. This helps no one and hurts us all.

Vote over Muslim nominated by Biden stalled by GOP boycott

By Joseph Hammond — September 29, 2021
(RNS) — Republicans have failed to appear at confirmation hearings for a nominee who, if confirmed, would be the highest-ranking Muslim in the administration.

Advocating for Haitians, faith groups pressure Biden to end Trump-era measure

By Jack Jenkins — September 28, 2021
(RNS) — The faith leaders are targeting a Trump-era measure known as Title 42 that has allowed for mass deportation.

Catholic lawmakers can’t justify a vote for the Women’s Health Protection Act

By Charles C. Camosy — September 28, 2021
(RNS) — Catholics can debate many abortion measures in good faith. Some are beyond the pale.

As billionaires grow richer, children go to sleep hungry

By Diane Randall — September 27, 2021
(RNS) — We must adjust a tax code that bends over backward for the extremely wealthy while treating those who struggle as a burden.

Led by ‘Father Revolutionary,’ Indigenous Guatemalans turn to Orthodox Christianity

By David I. Klein — September 27, 2021
(RNS) — Spurred by the conversion of a beloved former Catholic priest, Orthodox Christian communities have popped up in some 120 villages across northern Guatemala and southern Mexico.

Local Indigenous groups worry Bears Ears Monument will limit access to ritual space

By Joseph Hammond — September 24, 2021
(RNS) — The initial push for the monument was supported by the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, but the two closest chapters of the Navajo Nation resisted the plans. At stake are two different visions of how to best protect sacred land.
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