Faiths

At March for Life, a mix of triumph and apprehension
By Jack Jenkins — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — Organizers condemned the presence of people affiliated with America First, whose leader is widely decried as a white nationalist.
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Online forum draws hundreds of faith leaders to counter religious opposition to abortion
By Alejandra Molina — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — 'So many of the abortion restrictions we’re seeing come from a particular religious lens that doesn’t represent the majority of the country,' said a Presbyterian pastor.
‘Who Killed Joseph Smith?’ and other amateur hour conspiracy theories
By Jana Riess — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — A new documentary recycles old conspiracies about the murder of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum.
My wife’s grandfather was executed for his Baha’i faith. Iran hasn’t changed enough.
By James Samimi Farr — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — As I watch the grim carousel that is the nuclear talks go round and round again, I think about all that may hinge on them, including, perhaps, the future of Iran’s religious and ethnic minorities.
Abortion politics won’t end with Roe unless both sides pay to back up their principles
By Kenneth L. Woodward — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — In a word, Americans must agree to privatize abortion.
Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as US ambassador to Vatican
By Associated Press — January 21, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate approved Donnelly for the position in a voice vote Thursday.
Texas synagogue hostage-taker killed by multiple gun shots
By Associated Press — January 21, 2022
COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Tarrant County Medical Examiner released initial information from the autopsy of Malik Faisal Akram on Friday.
Antisemitic conspiracy theories and the hostage-taking at the Texas synagogue
By The Conversation — January 21, 2022
(The Conversation) — Myths related to Jewish conspiracies to control the world have long circulated in the US and continue to fuel hatred.
Pope vows justice for abuse victims after Ratzinger faulted
By Associated Press — January 21, 2022
ROME (AP) — Francis said the church was continuing to discern the way forward in the abuse scandal, which has discredited the Catholic hierarchy at the Vatican and around the world.
The pandemic is reminding us that ‘pro-life’ and ‘anti-abortion’ are not the same
By Paul O'Donnell — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — Strict anti-abortion stances are at odds with opposition to vaccine mandates and other broader life issues.
On eve of March for Life, Catholic abortion rights advocates counterprotest pro-life vigil
By Jack Jenkins — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — The group Catholics for Choice projected slogans on the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception as worshippers inside held an anti-abortion vigil.
Whose ‘Torah values’?
By Jeffrey Salkin — January 21, 2022
(RNS) — We don't need members of Congress teaching Americans about 'Torah values.' Join me in smelling a rat.
Russia jails more Jehovah’s Witnesses, prompting calls for ‘strong measures’
By Adelle M. Banks — January 20, 2022
(RNS) — More than 80 Jehovah’s Witnesses are imprisoned in Russia, including some awaiting trial and some detained after being convicted.