Opinion

To hell and back again with Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’
By Peter Manseau — November 29, 2021
(RNS) — The pop star's multiple accounts of a disappointing affair tap into an ancient formula of faith and myth.
Happy New Year, it’s Advent
By Thomas Reese — November 26, 2021
Prayer apps are flooding the market, but how well do they work?
By The Conversation — November 26, 2021
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What’s on America’s Thanksgiving menu? Start with religious diversity.
By Monique Parsons — November 25, 2021
(RNS) — This year, invite your guests to share the stories of their diverse faiths.
On a second COVID-19 Thanksgiving, how to find room for thanks
By Beth Kissileff — November 24, 2021
(RNS) — We can’t always immediately see the possibilities for growth that come out of a negative situation.
No, Thanksgiving is not Sukkot
By Jeffrey Salkin — November 24, 2021
(RNS) — Actually, the Jewish connection is much cooler than we had thought.
Spotty data and media bias delay justice for missing and murdered Indigenous people
By The Conversation — November 24, 2021
(The Conversation) — Thousands of cases of missing and murdered Native Americans remain unsolved. A scarcity of reliable data is only part of the problem, a tribal justice scholar explains.
What we profess on Sunday ought to apply to Black Friday
By Rosa Lee Harden — November 23, 2021
(RNS) — Let's reflect on not just why we give gifts but how we purchase them.
For US Mormons, religiosity has declined over time, study shows
By Jana Riess — November 23, 2021
(RNS) — Mormons are still more religious than the nation as a whole, but not as devout as they used to be.
Why the Indian farmers’ protest victory is good for us all
By Simran Jeet Singh — November 23, 2021
(RNS) — The tiny difference between impossibility and implausibility can make all the difference in the world for us.
Is Josh Mandel the ‘Christian’ values candidate or the ‘Judeo-Christian’ candidate?
By Mark Silk — November 22, 2021
(RNS) — It would be more accurate to call the spiritual ideology of today's right not 'Christian Nationalism' but 'Judeo-Christian Nationalism.'
Conspiracies about a ‘catastrophic takeover’ by Jews have long been an American problem
By The Conversation — November 22, 2021
(The Conversation) — In the late 19th century, a satiric weekly stoked fears about how Jewish immigrants would change New York City’s character.
A conservative Reform rabbi dies
By Jeffrey Salkin — November 22, 2021
(RNS) — An oxymoron? No. Therein lies a heartwarming and tear-stained story.
Kyle Rittenhouse, whiteness and a divinely ordained license to kill
By Robert P. Jones — November 20, 2021
(RNS) — The danger we're facing goes beyond a rogue killer.
Julius Jones was spared by a governor who prayed. Let’s all now pray to end the death penalty.
By Shane Claiborne — November 19, 2021
(RNS) — If Christians alone agreed to stop executing people today, it would end the death penalty overnight.