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Holding Hasidic schools to account

By Mark Silk — September 25, 2022
(RNS) — The current Supreme Court, where a new New York law is likely to end up, isn't prone to do so.
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Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document

By David Sharp — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — Academics confirmed the parchment was from The Beauvais Missal, used in the Beauvais Cathedral in France, and dated to the late 13th century.

Supreme Court to revisit LGBTQ rights – this time with a wedding website designer, not a baker

By Charles J. Russo — September 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — 303 Creative v. Elenis gives SCOTUS another chance to set precedent about what happens when First Amendment freedoms come at a cost to civil rights.

Why virtue signaling isn’t the same as virtue – it actually furthers the partisan divide

By Christopher Beem — September 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — Virtue signaling is designed to communicate specifically to one partisan tribe and to affirm its moral superiority. A scholar of ethics and politics explains why that is unwelcome in a divided US.

Still recovering from Maria, Puerto Rico’s Catholics assess Fiona’s blow to church buildings

By Kathryn Post — September 22, 2022
(RNS) — Just as Catholics made progress on repairing a few dozen of the 1,000 Catholic buildings damaged by Maria, Hurricane Fiona swept in.

Rabbis for human rights group launches think tank to push liberal Jewish ideas

By Yonat Shimron — September 22, 2022
(RNS) — The think tank aims to provide a counterpoint to the growing prominence of conservative-leaning Jewish public policy platforms.

Dear President Biden, the pandemic is not over

By Jacqui Lewis — September 22, 2022
(RNS) — ‘You do you’ has never been the gospel.

How Yeshiva University tries to balance ‘yeshiva’ and ‘university’

By Steven Fine — September 22, 2022
(RNS) — The school’s refusal to accept a club for LGBTQ students highlights the complexities of being both modern and orthodox.

Gen Z Hindu Americans reckon with faith and politics

By Richa Karmarkar — September 21, 2022
(RNS) — For Hindu American students looking to practice their faith absolved of politics, there is a distinct lack of places to turn.

Of candidates and climate: The unspoken forces behind the migrants in Martha’s Vineyard

By Phyllis Zagano — September 21, 2022
(RNS) — Abbott, Ducey, DeSantis and their minions are trafficking human beings.

King Charles is interpreting ‘Defender of the Faith’ for a new Britain

By Catherine Pepinster — September 21, 2022
LONDON (RNS) — Next: how to make the country’s rapidly expanding numbers of nonbelievers feel included

When you’re questioning your faith after being hurt by your religious community, here are 3 ways to cope

By Christine D. Gonzales-Wong — September 21, 2022
(The Conversation) — A professor of counseling explains how to find therapists and support communities that can help work through these unique challenges.

Homeland Security appoints a new 25-member security faith advisory council

By Yonat Shimron — September 20, 2022
(RNS) — The council, consisting of clergy from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faiths, will assist the department in evaluating the effectiveness of security-related programs.
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