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How the Supreme Court found its faith and put ‘religious liberty’ on a winning streak

(The Conversation) — The Supreme Court’s current term is winding down, but there are still several cases to be decided…

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High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious…

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Burmese Baptists organize multiethnic diaspora rally in DC against coup in Myanmar

(RNS) —  Clara Thethtet Tunwin had had enough. Tunwin, who emigrated with her family from Myanmar in the early 2000s,…

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Texas faith leaders condemn new election bills as Jim Crow dressed up in a ‘tuxedo’

(RNS) — Faith leaders in Texas condemned a pair of controversial election bills Wednesday (April 7) working their way through…

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William Barber preaches at Easter vigil service spotlighting Christian Palestinians

(RNS) — In a display of solidarity with the Palestinian cause, the Rev. William Barber II participated in a virtual…

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Stephen Brown — An audio appreciation – POLITICO

This special edition of the EU Confidential podcast reflects on the life and career of Stephen Brown, the POLITICO Europe editor…

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Bulgaria’s Borissov faces struggle for political survival – POLITICO

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is facing the battle of his political life after a weak performance in Sunday’s general…

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Borissov’s party tops Bulgarian election – POLITICO

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov will have the first shot at trying to assemble a coalition government but faces a struggle…

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UK to pilot COVID certificates for sporting events and nightclubs – POLITICO

LONDON — Britain will start piloting domestic COVID certificates this month, granting access to selected venues including sports stadiums and…

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Christian nationalism is a barrier to mass vaccination against COVID-19

(The Conversation) — While the majority of Americans either intend to get the COVID-19 vaccine or have already received their shots,…

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Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Is he weeping over our gun problem?

(RNS) — In the wake of the recent mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, and the ongoing plague of gun…

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Black religious leaders, stand with our LGBTQ family

(RNS) — For far too long, LGTBQ people have been subject to rampant discrimination. Now, change is within our grasp.…

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Von der Leyen and Michel to visit Turkey next week – POLITICO

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council chief Charles Michel will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip…

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Passover’s promise of a safer place is America’s story this year

(RNS) — By now, many people know my story. How I was elected to Congress, representing Southern Arizona, at a…

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We have the chance to redeem voting rights

(RNS) — There’s a preacher in the house — or at least, in the Senate. “A vote is a kind…

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The religious foundations of Arab-Israel peace

(RNS) — President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Blinken have expressed their support for the Abraham Accords, their predecessors’…

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Faith groups celebrate Virginia’s death penalty ban

(RNS) — Faith groups are celebrating Virginia’s decision to ban the death penalty, a move considered to be a victory…

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The US needs an ambassador to the Holy See

(RNS) — Joe Biden will soon be the first Catholic president to nominate an ambassador to the Holy See, something…

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Americans overwhelmingly support LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws

(RNS) — The U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee, now considering the fate of the Equality Act, can add a new entry…

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Colorado baker sued again over alleged LGBTQ bias

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing…

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Catholic advocacy group Network taps Georgetown professor Mary Novak as new leader

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Catholic social justice lobby Network has chosen Georgetown University law professor Mary Novak to take over the…

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Charlie Kirk out at Liberty University’s Falkirk Center

(RNS) — Liberty University has declined to renew the contract for conservative activist Charlie Kirk at the think tank he…

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As Equality Act hearing begins, faith leaders meet with Sen. Coons to voice support

WASHINGTON (RNS) — A group of clergy and activists met with Sen. Chris Coons at Union Station, the ornate train…

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Why we need to work with houses of worship on COVID-19 vaccinations

(RNS) — Last week, President Joe Biden announced that we’ll have enough vaccine supply for all American adults by the…

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Alabama House votes to end yoga ban, but don’t say ‘namaste’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A decades-old ban on yoga in Alabama public schools could be coming to an end. The…

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Biden promised to end ‘forever wars.’ Then he bombed Syria.

(RNS) — Next month we will mark the 46th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, a conflict about…

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Biden mulls appointing first-ever Muslim federal judge

(RNS) — The Biden administration is considering naming Washington, D.C., attorney Abid Riaz Qureshi to U.S. District Court for the…

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Conservative politics can push people out of the pews, new study shows

There’s a massive religious shift occurring in America, as one of the world’s most religious nations becomes more secular every…

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Over 5000 Pregnant Women Benefit From Martha’s Pregnacare Outreach

By Koko Udonquak Armed with scary statistics that Akwa Ibom State had high prevalence in maternal mortality and infant morbidity,…

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‘Til Kingdom Come’ examines link between end-times theology and Israel politics

(RNS) — Soon after Donald Trump took office, Maya Zinshtein, an Israeli filmmaker, noticed the growing prominence of evangelicals, not…

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US considers using NASA facility to house migrant children

A NASA site in California is being considered as a potential location to house the growing number of migrants coming…

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House chaplain criticizes lawmakers in prayer for ‘failing’ to unite around pandemic relief

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives chastised lawmakers during a prayer on Wednesday (March 10),…

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‘Q Shaman’ denied request to leave jail for faith-related reasons until insurrection trial

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Jacob Chansley, the so-called “QAnon Shaman” who is facing federal charges for his role in the Jan.…

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LGBTQ rights bill ignites debate over religious liberty

(AP) — A sweeping bill that would extend federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people is a top priority of…

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As genocide designation becomes a political football, Uyghur activists push for action

(RNS) — On his final day in office, Trump and his administration declared China’s treatment of its Uyghur population a…

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Black Protestants aren’t least likely to get a vaccine; white evangelicals are

(RNS) — Since before the COVID-19 vaccines hit the market, it has been predicted that Black Americans would choose to…

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On first day in Iraq, Pope Francis pays tribute to Christian martyrs

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Standing in the Assyrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad where 50 worshippers, clergy and policemen were killed…

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How Catholicism became a breeding ground for conspiracy theories

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — If it’s true that all roads lead to Rome, it’s also true that in one way…

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This rabbi got Kentucky to adopt an anti-Semitism resolution. But not all Jews are happy.

This photo was taken on Dec. 12, 2020, shortly after a man shouting anti-Semitic epithets attacked a participant in a…

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ELCA leaders call on Congress to pass US Citizenship Act of 2021 in new letter

(RNS) — Pastors, bishops and the head of the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States are calling on Congress…

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As Sister Simone Campbell leaves Network, she reflects on a career in Washington

WASHINGTON (RNS) — When Sister Simone Campbell first joined Network, a Catholic social justice lobby, in early November of 2004,…

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Shame, grace and #STOPtheSTEAL

(RNS) — Charles Dickens’ 1861 novel “Great Expectations” tells the story of Pip, a poor, rural orphan boy who is…

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Saudi crown prince ‘approved’ Khashoggi murder operation: US intel report

The Office of Director of National Intelligence on Friday released its highly anticipated report on the murder of Saudi dissident…

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Evaluation: This is how Jared Kushner and Stacey Abrams bought nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

So when the information broke Monday that Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of the previous president, in addition to 2018 Georgia…

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