Faiths

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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US Catholic bishops’ report to the Vatican shows a church split by politics
By Claire Giangravé — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — The results of discussions ordered by Pope Francis' Synod on Synodality.
Don Hinkle, longtime conservative Missouri Baptist editor, has died
By Bob Smietana — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — The longtime editor of The Pathway was known for his bowties, outspoken politics and his championing of conservative Southern Baptists.
Study: More than 3/4 of Republican evangelicals want US declared a Christian nation
By Bob Smietana — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — While some Christian groups would like the US government to make their faith the official religion of the US, a new poll shows most Americans know that would be unconstitutional.
The death of Mahsa Amini in Iran demands consequential diplomacy by US
By Knox Thames — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — Statements of condemnation are essential but not enough.
Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document
By Associated Press — 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.
On Rosh Hashana and every day, lessons from Ukraine’s Jews on resilience and hope
By Alex Weisler — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — The poetic image of our names being inscribed into the Book of Life has new resonance this year.
Why China feels threatened by the moral authority of a 90-year-old Catholic bishop
By The Conversation — September 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar of philosophy and foreign policy explains why Cardinal Zen poses a threat to the Chinese Communist Party as a competing source of political authority.
Why Pope Francis chose to highlight religious freedom during his visit to Kazakhstan
By The Conversation — September 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — Christianity is the second-largest religion in Kazakhstan, with 26% of the population practicing the faith. But many Christians, especially in the smaller denominations, have experienced persecution.
Hundreds demand cancellation of Japanese ex-leader’s funeral
By Associated Press — September 23, 2022
TOKYO (AP) — Opposition to the state funeral has grown in part because of politicians’ close ties to the Unification Church.
White House: GOP abortion ban would mean a nationwide crisis
By Associated Press — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — Vice President Kamala Harris urged Democratic attorneys general at a meeting in Milwaukee to keep fighting for abortion rights in the states.
Supreme Court to revisit LGBTQ rights – this time with a wedding website designer, not a baker
By The Conversation — 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.
Unknown Holocaust photos – found in attics and archives – are helping researchers recover lost stories and providing a tool against denial
By The Conversation — September 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — Holocaust scholars long relied on documents and survivor testimonies to help reconstruct the history of that tragic event. Now, they’re turning to wordless witnesses to learn more: pictures.