Religion

Calvin University President Wiebe Boer resigns after misconduct complaint

(RNS) — The president of a outstanding evangelical college has resigned after admitting he engaged in inappropriate communication with a member of the campus group. In a press release Monday (Feb. 26), the Calvin College Board of Trustees mentioned it…

Michigan’s Muslim voters mobilize to vote ‘uncommitted’ in Democratic primary

(RNS) — In one of the watched Democratic primaries this election cycle, Michiganders will head to the polls Tuesday (Feb. 27), the place many will encounter volunteers from Take heed to Michigan advocating for them to forged an “uncommitted” poll…

Why my uncle left Judaism

(RNS) — I’m having breakfast with my Aunt Sylvia. She is 92 years previous and as sharp as ever. She is a political junkie and activist. I nonetheless bear in mind how, once I was a youngster, she grew to…

Anti-immigrant pastors may be drawing attention – but faith leaders are central to the movement to protect migrant rights

(The Dialog) — A convoy of far-right Christian nationalists calling themselves “God’s Military” have been staging rallies on the southern U.S. border towards migrants. Beneath the banner “Take Our Border Again,” rally members are utilizing dehumanizing language about an “invasion”…

Catholic Discipline

On the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, the studying for Morning Prayer that comes from the Frequent of Medical doctors of the Church reads: “Merely, I discovered about knowledge, and ungrudgingly do I share – her riches I don’t cover…

Confronting What It Means to Be Black in America Through Faith and Art

When Mark Doox entered an Japanese Orthodox monastery in Texas in 1987, he thought he may need a calling as a monk. A 12 months later, he realized he didn’t. However he discovered one thing else within the monastery’s chapel:…

Journalist Tim Alberta on American Evangelicals and Extremism

 Spiritual extremism is hardly a brand new phenomenon in America – however now greater than ever, buoyed by an rising Christian nationalist motion, it threatens practically each nook of American public life. This week’s Alabama Supreme Courtroom resolution that…

Belarus cracks down on clergy who supported protests of its authoritarian leader

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The Rev. Viachaslau Barok was a well-known face in Rasony, a city in northern Belarus close to the Russian border, overseeing building of its Roman Catholic church and celebrating Mass day by day for twenty years….

Georgia bill aims to protect religious liberty. Opponents say it’s a license to discriminate

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are revisiting a virtually decade-old combat over whether or not the state wants to guard spiritual rights from being trampled by state and native governments in a measure opponents say would offer a authorized defend…

Alabama’s ruling puts the rights of the vulnerable above convenience of the powerful

(RNS) — This previous summer season, a central challenge of bioethics — mind loss of life — came back to the fore in ways in which we haven’t seen in a long time, as a Uniform Law Commission committee created…