California Christian groups fight post-Roe measures to expand abortion rights
(RNS) — ‘So many of us have worked for a large part of our lives to see Roe end and then to realize that as Roe is ending, California is increasing abortion — that is very difficult.’
White House to award 2 faith leaders the Presidential Medal of Freedom
(RNS) — Sister Simone Campbell and the Rev. Alexander Karloutsos will be among the 17 Americans recognized in a ceremony at the White House on July 7th.
Clergy of color face unprecedented mental health challenges
(AP/RNS) — Exhausted faith leaders are left with serious questions about how to care for their own physical and mental well-being while helping congregants in a meaningful way.
Gunman targets Taiwanese faith with long pro-democracy link
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators said they obtained Chou’s handwritten notes documenting his hatred of Taiwan.
If Roe goes, Black church leaders expect renewed energy for elections
(RNS) — One leader is ‘expecting great mobilization of the African American community and in communities where people recognize the importance of giving a person a choice.’
Roe v. Wade: Faith leaders react to leaked SCOTUS opinion
(RNS) — Religious views of abortion are not as monolithic as many may believe.
UPenn law professor Amy Wax’s anti-Indian rants leave out inconvenient history
(RNS) — Wax’s appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show crossed into an increasingly common Hinduphobia.
Can a chaplain’s mysterious collection of bottles bring healing?
How to help Ukrainians today: Organizations providing aid
(RNS) — RNS has compiled a list of verified organizations — many of them religious or religiously affiliated — working to support Ukrainians right now.
Princeton Seminary receives $1.25 million for young adult ministry ‘Collaboratory’
California’s abortion sanctuary plans decried by Christian groups
(RNS) — For Kathleen Domingo, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, this is a moment for Christians to unite in support of local pregnancy resource centers and life-affirming clinics.
Princeton Seminary receives $1 million to innovate new models of Christian leadership
Colorado woman who won’t get vaccinated denied transplant
Even though she has stage 5 kidney disease that puts her at risk of dying without a new kidney, Lutali, 56, said she could not agree to be vaccinated because of the role that fetal cell lines have played in the development of vaccines.
Vaccine mandate for NYC educators survives court challenge
New York City’s vaccination mandate for school staff survived a court challenge Tuesday while hospitals across the state reported few disruptions to their services due to the vaccine requirement for health care workers.
After months of protests, Poor People’s Campaign requests meeting with Biden
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The group’s co-chair, the Rev. William Barber II, preached at Biden’s inaugural prayer service but has challenged the president on the Senate filibuster.