Southern Baptist leaders mistreated abuse survivors for decades, report says

(RNS) — For decades, a handful of leaders in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination treated sexual abuse survivors as enemies of the church, denied responsibility for the actions of...

Hindu’s classical texts strictly forbid abortion. Here’s why many Hindus don’t.

(RNS) — Since the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in the U.S., legal abortions across the country have declined steadily. Public support for...

How a witch is using her grandmother’s Slavic magic to aid Ukraine’s war effort

(RNS) — When Madame Pamita was little, her mother told her stories about her Ukrainian grandmother — how she would pour wax into water to heal the sick; how...

With AIPAC funding primary campaigns, young Jewish progressives move further left

(RNS) — Nida Allam, a Muslim candidate for a U.S. House seat representing North Carolina’s 4th District, lost her bid to represent the state’s central region in Tuesday’s primary. But...

100 years later, Fosdick’s question, ‘Shall the fundamentalists win?’ still echoes

(RNS) — On May 21, 1922, a liberal minister in the pulpit of New York’s First Presbyterian Church preached one of the most important sermons in American history. It...