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100 years later, Fosdick’s question, ‘Shall the fundamentalists win?’ still echoes

By Jacob Lupfer — May 20, 2022

(RNS) — The answer, improbable at the time, was, ‘Yes, they shall.’

Photos of the Week: Aftermath of U.S. mass shootings, Vesak commemorations

By Kit Doyle — May 20, 2022

(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes the aftermath of two mass shootings in the United States, Vesak commemorations for Buddhists and more.

How a witch is using her grandmother’s Slavic magic to aid Ukraine’s war effort

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 20, 2022

(RNS) — Madame Pamita’s new book ‘Baba Yaga’s Book of Witchcraft’ was released just after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — ‘exactly at the time that it was so needed,’ she said.

Los Angeles archdiocese requests sheriff’s campaign ad filmed in church be taken down

By Alejandra Molina — May 20, 2022

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — ‘The Archdiocese of Los Angeles was not properly informed prior to the filming either by the priest contacted at the parish, or the campaign,’ the statement read, adding that it does not endorse political candidates.

With AIPAC funding primary campaigns, young Jewish progressives move further left

By Yonat Shimron — May 20, 2022

(RNS) — Young Jews are rejecting establishment-backed Democratic candidates supported by AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a group that supports pro-Israel candidates in both parties.

Hindu’s classical texts strictly forbid abortion. Here’s why many Hindus don’t.

By Dheepa Sundaram — May 20, 2022

(RNS) — Support for abortion rights is often rooted in the ethic of individual choice.

Citing abortion rights, San Francisco Archbishop bars Pelosi from Communion

By Jack Jenkins — May 20, 2022

(RNS) — ‘She is not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiate her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confess and receive absolution for her cooperation in this evil in the sacrament of Penance,’ Cordileone wrote.

San Antonio rabbi sanctifies Shabbat with Texas-style BBQ brisket

By Saar Shahar — May 20, 2022

(RNS) — Slow-cooked brisket proves to be a valuable means for bringing Jews to a Shabbas meal.

Advocate for abortion if you must. But don’t say poor people made you do it.

By Charles C. Camosy — May 19, 2022

(RNS) — Economically vulnerable people of color are significantly more anti-abortion than rich white folks are.

Willow Creek announces major layoffs amid post-COVID struggle

By Bob Smietana — May 19, 2022

(RNS) — The layoffs come as the church struggles to rebound from COVID-19 and the scandal involving co-founder Bill Hybels.

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