Mormonism's new guidelines about youth being interviewed by bishops are a step in the right direction but don't go far enough to protect children and teenagers from the potential for sexual abuse.
(The Conversation) — Despite the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, passed by the US Congress 40 years ago, Native Americans still struggle to protect public lands where they practice their religions.
(RNS) — Blacks and Jews. The enduring intersectionality. Thank you for reminding us, Spike Lee.
If Vice President Pence is on the case, can we expect anything less?
(The Conversation) — More than 500,000 Sikh Americans face a growing amount of hate crimes, mainly from ignorance. A Sikh scholar explains the tenets and history of the faith, including why they wear turbans.
(RNS) What Willow Creek and all Christian communities need in our #MeToo /#ChurchToo moment is a sober reckoning with power, including how to mitigate its subtle lure in churches led by magnetic men.
(RNS) — Socially conservative Muslims have a surprising and seemingly easy affiliation with the Democratic Party. Why do Muslims abide these differences when other religious groups cannot?
In the direction of accommodation, but it's hard to say how far.
(The Conversation) — The Catholic Church’s response in the face of a groundswell of support from Argentine women seems to be a model for how it is responding to social issues worldwide.
(RNS) — Understanding the grand jury report properly will mean following the timeline. By the ’90s, the number of alleged abuses nationally had returned to the levels of the 1950s. Did Pennsylvania's?
(RNS) — You can have all the clever innovations, seeker-friendly methods and oversight structures in the world, but trouble will catch up with you if you’re afraid to hold a leader accountable.
Forget about that sign in Senator Booker's hand. There are other signs that Jews should be worried about.
(RNS) — Wherever Christians are most concentrated in America is where the death penalty has flourished.
A shrinking God Gap and a decline in worship attendance are the keys.
Mormonism's "white horse prophecy" is bogus, except when it's not.