Opinion

Politicizing Biden’s faith is pastoral malpractice
By Paul O'Donnell — May 5, 2021
(RNS) — Deploying Communion as a bludgeon to selectively sanction elected officials on a single issue is not the answer.
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Connecticut’s religious anti-vaxxers file suit
By Mark Silk — May 4, 2021
(RNS) — Three mothers say a law eliminating the faith exemption for school vaccinations violates their free exercise rights.
Indians are forced to change rituals for the dead as COVID-19 rages
By Paul O'Donnell — May 4, 2021
(RNS) — Families want their loved ones cared for quickly, but there is a shortage of people who can do the funerals.
The evangelical sexual abuse crisis is the spiritual warfare of our time
By Paul O'Donnell — May 4, 2021
(RNS) — My accident taught me what happens to victims of abuse and how trauma works.
Stopping sexual harassment where religious communities meet
By Paul O'Donnell — May 3, 2021
(RNS) — The interfaith movement will become irrelevant if it does more to protect reputations than keep leaders accountable.
Philanthropists and politicians: Religion is not a problem to solve, it’s a partnership opportunity
By Roxanne Stone — May 3, 2021
(RNS) —  It is certainly within the rights of philanthropic and political institutions to 'not do religion,' but such an approach undermines any meaningful, holistic commitment to community or place-based humanitarian efforts in much of this country.
Who are the ‘evil doers’ in ‘Shtisel’?
By Jeffrey Salkin — May 3, 2021
(RNS) — Why the show's Uncle Nuchem — and many Haredi Jews — hold an anti-Zionist political theory, and why it is wrong.
Mormons’ petitions help to save historic artwork in Manti Utah Temple
By Jana Riess — May 1, 2021
(RNS) — Many are breathing a sigh of relief that Teichert's murals, as well as other irreplaceable pieces of art and history, will be saved from destruction.
A day of national tragedy in Israel
By Jeffrey Salkin — April 30, 2021
(RNS) — In large measure, this has been the worst day in the history of modern Israel. Let's study some Talmud in order to understand it.
Finally! Single Mormons have new opportunities, greater respect
By Jana Riess — April 30, 2021
(RNS) — New leadership policies and a general shift in attitude could help invigorate single members, who have low activity rates in the LDS church.
Evangelicals are losing their climate skepticism
By Mark Silk — April 28, 2021
(RNS) — No wonder the pushback on President Joe Biden’s climate agenda has thus far been minimal.
We need more from the Catholic bishops than a mixed response to racism
By Thomas Reese — April 28, 2021
(RNS) — Catholics deserve better leadership from the bishops in the struggle against racism.
God’s plan for animals is a hot topic in theology that we can all understand
By Paul O'Donnell — April 28, 2021
(RNS) — While much of theology is abstract by nature, this subject is as relatable as Happy the Elephant.