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Mormon temple changes are a step forward for women

“I honestly never thought change would come in my lifetime,” says guest blogger Kristin Lowe. But the Mormon temple ceremony did indeed change to be more inclusive of women, which filled her with hope.
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Christian leaders, time to check your own yearbooks for past racist actions

Pastors should not wait for their racist past to be exposed before they deal with it.
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The evolution of sin

(RNS) — Virtue and vice have long been inextricably linked to self-control. But lately we’ve been asking, what’s it all for?
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After attack on Hindu community, Kentucky shows the way forward

(RNS) — Indian and Hindu Kentuckians work with leaders across faith and cultural backgrounds to show a united front in the face of hate crime against Hindu temple in Louisville, Ky.
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Raising expectations for the Vatican’s abuse summit

There’s good reason to think significant progress will be made.
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How Julian Edelman became a Jewish hero

Julian Edelman is a touchdown for Jewish identity.
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Why freaking out about Christian schools proves evangelicals’ irrational fears

(RNS) — Unless we treat our neighbors who believe differently with grace and tolerance, we put our heritage as a pluralistic society at risk.
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How interfaith values support New York’s Reproductive Health Act

(RNS) — Policies like New York’s recently enacted Reproductive Health Act allows women of all religions to follow their own faiths and consciences in their own lives, argues Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
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Don’t give me a Mormon funeral

Bury me in purple, with a funeral that is geared for (and planned by) my non-Mormon family. But funeral potatoes are definitely OK.
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We need more biblical literacy in America

But, teaching Bible in schools? A qualified “meh.”
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