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Why Pete Buttigieg may be reviving ideals of the Social Gospel Movement

(The Conversation) — “Christian faith,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor has said, can lead one “in a progressive direction,” not to mention lead to skepticism about the value of wealth.
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How to be a mensch at your seder (or Easter dinner)

(RNS) — As we gather for the holidays, we all need someone who sees the spark of divinity in everyone at the table — even those whose views we can’t stand.
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History lends plenty of hope for the resurrection of Notre Dame

(RNS) — Great cathedrals like Canterbury and St. Paul’s have risen from their ashes, giving us some of Christendom’s most majestic and popular pilgrimage sites today.
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Notre Dame, long a symbol of Catholicism in Europe, becomes a picture of its collapse

(RNS) — In recent decades, Notre Dame was more a tourist destination than a place of pilgrimage or a seat of Catholic potency.
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What’s crazy about religion on “Game of Thrones”

It’s not surprising that the state religion of the Seven is DOA. What’s unexpected is that so many of the other religions have real power.
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Shadows in the stained glass: Patterson and Pressler chapel windows come down

(RNS) — With no fanfare, and to the secret relief of many, the windows of two of the heroes of the Southern Baptist Convention’s conservative resurgence have been removed from a seminary chapel.
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Netanyahu is not Israel

Yes, I am sad. I am disappointed. That is why I am doubling down on Israel.
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What every Democratic presidential candidate needs to know about religious voters

(RNS) — The current crop of Democratic White House contenders can learn from how Senators Kennedy and Obama handled their very different faith-based crises.
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Is it antisemitic to call Stephen Miller a white nationalist?

Let’s reject sloppy labeling.
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In Québec, Christian liberalism becomes the religious authority

(RNS) — Bill 21, like the previous secularism bills, disproportionately targets religious minorities’ symbols and practices.
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