Opinion

The climate bill is our generation’s moonshot. Failure is not an option.
By Joshua Hammerman — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — As Ron Howard's new movie shows, our new adventure means digging deep, not going high.
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Getting hip to Dimes Square Catholicism is the latest way to own the libs
By Jacob Lupfer — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — Rome, packaged as a trend item for the trust-fund literary set, will never win converts.
Overturning Roe wasn’t a win for faith. Kansas was.
By Jamie Manson — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — The vote showed that the anti-abortion movement is really about white privilege and political power. 
Most Americans today are choosing cremation – here’s why burials are becoming less common
By The Conversation — August 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — As late as 1970, only about 5% of Americans chose to be cremated. In 2020, more than 56% Americans opted for it.
Itching to get away this summer? Remember the six stages of transformative travel
By The Conversation — August 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — The pandemic has intensified wanderlust – but also the need for mindful, ethical travel.
At 75, Pakistan has moved far from the secular and democratic vision of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah
By The Conversation — August 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — Jinnah insisted on secular education, gender equality and equal rights for minorities – all of which remain unrealized dreams in Pakistan.
Russia’s threats to shut down Jewish Agency raise alarm bells for those who remember the past
By The Conversation — August 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — During the Cold War, Russia’s refusal to allow Jews to leave the country reflected its political aims. The same is likely true today, a Jewish studies scholar explains.
In ruling for the praying football coach, what did the Supreme Court really say?
By Thomas Reese — August 10, 2022
(RNS) — Does the decision protect private, personal prayer, or is it the camel’s nose for more prayer in schools?
How Mormons are addressing sex abuse: Too little, too late
By Jana Riess — August 10, 2022
(RNS) — Latter-day Saints have the opportunity to learn from others’ mistakes. But will we?
American Sikhs are targets of bigotry, often due to cultural ignorance
By The Conversation — August 10, 2022
(The Conversation) — On the 10th anniversary of the Oak Creek massacre, a Sikh scholar writes that there is little understanding of the Sikh faith in the U.S.
What happened on the 10th of Av? Judaism was rebooted.
By Jeffrey Salkin — August 9, 2022
(RNS) — Are American Jews in a new Yavneh? Or, something better?
Do the Gospels really worry about supporting the nuclear family?
By John Chryssavgis — August 9, 2022
(RNS) — Why those removed from the world should refrain from declarations on marriage and family.
Was Kansas a wake-up moment for pro-lifers? Indiana shows they’re still dreaming.
By Mark Silk — August 8, 2022
(RNS) — To judge from Indiana's new abortion legislation, the pro-life movement is still in a Roe-era mode.