Opinion

7 things white Christians can do to address white supremacy at church
By Robert P. Jones — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — Simply start somewhere, and start somewhere local. 
There are no opposing views of the Holocaust
By Jeffrey Salkin — October 15, 2021
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Your religious liberty quiz
By Mark Silk — October 14, 2021
(RNS) — A gauge of what you think should be the case, not what the law says.
Border dispatches: Mayor says local crime rate hides citizens’ values
By Paul O'Donnell — October 14, 2021
(RNS) — A 3,200-mile bike ride along the U.S.-Mexico border to see what America’s immigration policy looks like in action.
Is God good for America? Depends whom you ask.
By Bob Smietana — October 14, 2021
(RNS) — Most Americans see religion as good for society. Those on the extremes disagree.
‘Cosplay Christianity’: The sin is in the denial of the life God calls us to
By Paul O'Donnell — October 13, 2021
(RNS) — Sometimes it’s as deadly serious (and ironic) as a riot in which grown men in costumes channel William Wallace in ‘Braveheart’ crying ‘Freedom!’ while attacking the seat of democracy.
Why the Senate must fast-track Biden’s nominee on religious freedom
By Roxanne Stone — October 13, 2021
(Open Doors) — While Rashad Hussain’s confirmation waits, millions are persecuted for their faith.
The battle lines around the word ‘Mormon’
By Jana Riess — October 13, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Mormon’ has become a shibboleth, an immediate shorthand for Latter-day Saints to size up one another’s obedience and orthodoxy.
What is the Synod of Bishops? A Catholic priest and theologian explains
By The Conversation — October 13, 2021
(The Conversation) — Pope Francis formally opened a two-year process called a “synod on synodality” for the Catholic Church on Oct. 10.
At Durga Puja, Hindus wrestle with the West’s sexualized destroyer
By Paul O'Donnell — October 12, 2021
(RNS) — Taken out of her cultural context, Western depictions of the goddess can be quite unrecognizable.
What Ted Lasso could teach clergy
By Jeffrey Salkin — October 12, 2021
(RNS) — A popular series contains hidden wisdom for those of us who work for God.
Pope should send Greta Thunberg to COP26 in his place
By Thomas Reese — October 12, 2021
(RNS) — Pope Francis should appoint Greta Thunberg to the Vatican delegation to COP26 with full diplomatic credentials so she can go anywhere, attend any meeting and speak out for the children of the world.
The last casualty of 9/11: Speaking up for Muslim political prisoners
By Paul O'Donnell — October 11, 2021
(RNS) — For two decades, Muslims' will to seek justice for political prisoners has been muted.
For Natives, land is sacred. Why aren’t we protecting their religious freedom?
By Roxanne Stone — October 11, 2021
(RNS) — If we aren’t able to expand our understanding of religion and get clear on who we are protecting, we will continue to leave people and communities behind.