Opinion

Interfaith campus partnerships are building bridges to overcome our divisions
By Paul O'Donnell — April 15, 2021
(RNS) — When we listen to those who believe differently, we grow in our own faith.
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Mercy Haub: I know what cancer means
By Bob Smietana — April 14, 2021
(RNS) — Mercy Haub, a preacher’s daughter and cancer survivor, recently shared her story on national television.
DMX was my John the Forerunner
By Paul O'Donnell — April 14, 2021
(RNS) — DMX pointed me to Jesus not through a sermon or a Bible study, but through his bold faith that didn’t paper over his flaws.
When she doesn’t want a baby
By Jana Riess — April 14, 2021
(RNS) — It’s often assumed that of course women want to be mothers — that this desire is natural, God-given and universal. It's not, Donna Freitas asserts in the new novel 'The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano.'
The future of Catholic liturgical reform
By Thomas Reese — April 13, 2021
(RNS) — Other than sex, nothing is more heatedly debated in the Catholic Church than the liturgy.
Ramadan fasting isn’t about hunger. It’s about living mindfully.
By Paul O'Donnell — April 13, 2021
(RNS) — As you fast from what is ordinarily permissible, you learn to fast from what is prohibited at all times.
How complementarianism became part of evangelical doctrine
By Paul O'Donnell — April 13, 2021
(The Conversation) — The belief that God assigned gender roles formed in response to the women's liberation movement.
I love all Jews — even the ones I don’t like
By Jeffrey Salkin — April 13, 2021
(RNS) — We Jews are a small people, but we are a large family. 
How the Supreme Court found its faith and put ‘religious liberty’ on a winning streak
By Paul O'Donnell — April 13, 2021
(The Conversation) — Prioritizing religious liberty claims over health and bias concerns, the conservative majority has skewed the concept.
How SCOTUS is selectively ‘restoring’ religious liberty
By Mark Silk — April 12, 2021
(RNS) — A court bent on finding an absence of neutrality can always find something.
A white woman’s response to the ‘Prayer of a Weary Black Woman’
By Roxanne Stone — April 9, 2021
(RNS) — Her prayer makes me uneasy, but may help me see why Chanequa Walker-Barnes may hate someone like me.
Thank you, Howard Thurman: Remembering an American spiritual master
By Paul O'Donnell — April 9, 2021
(RNS) — On the anniversary of Thurman's death, it's worth recalling how this towering figure moved on a very human level.
How the church can be a better evangelical witness to displaced people
By Paul O'Donnell — April 8, 2021
(RNS) — We have a duty not to let our politics blind us to the image of God in our neighbors.