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50 years after Roe, many ethics questions shape the abortion debate: 4 essential reads

By Molly Jackson — January 19, 2023
(The Conversation) — Looking at the underlying philosophical and moral questions involved in abortion debates can help explain why it’s such an intensely divisive issue.

White Christian nationalism isn’t pro-life. It’s pro-order.

By Andrew Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry — January 19, 2023
(RNS) — In the Christian nationalist vision, abortion is not a choice but a violation of a collective moral fabric.

Flyers’ Provorov cites religion for boycott on Pride night

By Dan Gelston — January 19, 2023
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia hockey defenseman did not participate in pregame warmups when the team wore Pride-themed jerseys and used sticks wrapped in rainbow Pride tape.

Hamline University retracts ‘Islamophobia’ charge as instructor sues

By Yonat Shimron — January 18, 2023
(RNS) — The art history instructor sued the university in Minnesota district court, alleging religious discrimination and defamation.

In latest twist for faith-based initiative, Biden tacks back toward religious freedoms

By Mark Silk — January 18, 2023
(RNS) — The administration restores safeguards for federally funded faith-based service providers.

In tornado-ravaged Selma, prayers of thanks

By Kim Chandler — January 18, 2023
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The Sunday after a tornado devastated much of the historic city of Selma, church congregations raised up prayers of gratitude for lives spared and gave prayers of comfort for lives lost elsewhere to the storm.

How New York has answered religiously motivated hate crime

By Tori Luecking — January 17, 2023
NEW YORK (RNS) — A wildly diverse city takes a multifaceted, interagency and interfaith approach to faith-based security efforts.

Federal court dismisses LGBTQ students’ class-action discrimination lawsuit

By Kathryn Post and Bob Smietana — January 13, 2023
(RNS) — The lawsuit claimed that the US Department of Education failed to protect LGBTQ+ students at religious schools from discrimination.

What is Pentecostal Christianity?

By Lloyd Daniel Barba — January 13, 2023
(The Conversation) — Pentecostals agree on the importance of the Holy Spirit – but not necessarily on what it empowers them to do.

Study: US clergy favor medical treatment for depression

By Yonat Shimron — January 12, 2023
(RNS) — The study reports that 90% of clergy respondents said they would encourage someone with depressive symptoms to see a mental health professional.

Buffalo Bills team chaplain: Prayer that began after Hamlin’s collapse hasn’t stopped

By Scott Barkley — January 12, 2023
Bills chaplain Len Vanden Bos said he has witnessed a unifying desire for prayer among both players and fans since Hamlin fell to the turf in Cincinnati.

The role of Blackness in the Hamline Islamic art controversy 

By Kayla Renee Wheeler and Edward E. Curtis IV — January 12, 2023
(RNS) — We’ve heard little about the students who initiated the complaint and why they objected to a painting of the prophet.

Who says you can’t show students a portrait of Muhammad?

By Mark Silk — January 11, 2023
(RNS) — A multiple-choice quiz to help college administrators navigate religious freedom on campus.

CAIR MN backs student who says she was hurt by instructor showing image of Muhammad

By Yonat Shimron — January 11, 2023
(RNS) — At a press conference held by the Minneapolis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the student said she was shocked and pained by an art history instructor.

Young evangelicals listen to their pastors. Do pastors listen to them?

By Ken Chitwood — January 11, 2023
(RNS) — ‘The nice thing is they still want to talk and want to know what I think,’ said one pastor. ‘The question is what I can do with these conversations.’ 
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