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Outrage over far-right Israeli government has American Jewish leaders stewing

By Yonat Shimron — February 3, 2023
(RNS) — One New York rabbi has forsworn the Prayer for the State of Israel in the Saturday liturgy. Many others have protested through letters and petitions.
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Black women are forced to mourn in public long before they’ve processed privately

By Jennifer R. Farmer — February 1, 2023
(RNS) — Society asks Black women to share their grief as the world looks on.

Reconstructionist Jews call for reparations, embark on racial justice pilgrimages

By Yonat Shimron — January 31, 2023
(RNS) — The denominational resolution calls for a ‘deep reflection on the ways in which we have participated in or benefitted from racial injustices in our communities.’

How students could give Ron DeSantis an African American history lesson

By Andre Henry — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — Today's students don't need to be protected from an education in Black history.

Frank Pavone, a priest for the age of Trump

By Jacob Lupfer — January 27, 2023
(RNS) — The former priest is a symbol of how the pro-life movement has been deformed by its totalizing tendencies.

Student groups show support for Minnesota college president

By Associated Press — January 27, 2023
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several student groups at a Minnesota college that dismissed an adjunct art instructor for showing an image of the Prophet Muhammad to her class say they do not want the school's embattled president to resign.

New technology allows Holocaust survivors to tell their stories for all time

By Yonat Shimron — January 26, 2023
(RNS) — The technology is providing a way for future generations to interact with a hologram-style likenesses of Holocaust survivors.

USCCB official: The church must admit its role in destroying Native American culture

By Dan Stockman — January 26, 2023
‘The truth does not hurt anyone. We have to get the truth out there,’ said the Rev. Mike Carson, chair of the bishops’ Subcommittee of Native American Affairs. ‘The avoidance of truth is very destructive to everyone, including the Catholic Church.’

‘Rosary beads? Yes. But crystals, no.’: Catholic school counselor loses her job

By Heather Greene — January 26, 2023
(RNS) — An employee who invited three Wiccan high priestesses to speak to marketing students did not believe that the crystals they handed out nor their religion would cause a stir.

National Prayer Breakfast breaks from ‘The Family’ with new organization

By Jack Jenkins and Adelle M. Banks — January 25, 2023
(RNS) — Critics are questioning whether the change is a full departure from the past or merely cosmetic.

Hamline University faculty call on president to resign over handling of Islamic art

By Yonat Shimron — January 25, 2023
(RNS) — The faculty council voted 71-12 to ask the president to step down, saying its members no longer have faith in her ability to lead the St. Paul, Minnesota, school.

How Southern California helped birth white Christian nationalism

By Yonat Shimron — January 24, 2023
(RNS) — Part memoir, part history of Southern California’s formative role in the rise of the religious right, Bradley Onishi's new book traces his growing estrangement from the faith he once zealously championed.

For Gen Z, crystals embed spirituality in the planet

By Kevin Singer — January 23, 2023
(RNS) — They often seem to occupy a place once held by traditional religious beliefs.
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