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Court: UI violated religious club’s First Amendment rights

A federal appeals court has upheld a 2019 ruling against the University of Iowa, affirming that the university discriminated against a Christian club by stripping it and dozens of other religious club...

First Denomination to Condemn Uyghur Muslim Genocide? Southern Baptists

While headlines focused on intra-Baptist fights during the recent Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Nashville, many commentators overlooked a remarkable resolution advocating for Uyghur Muslims in ...

The Meaning of Israel’s First Religious Prime Minister

Israel is on the brink of its first government in 12 years led by someone other than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. If finalized over the coming week, the new coalition would be, in multiple ways,...

Calvin University’s first openly gay student body president paves a path

When she suited up in cap and gown to accept her diploma from Calvin University last month, Claire Murashima felt proud of her bachelor’s degree in marketing management. The post Calvin University’s f...

NEW iPad Pro 11 M1 First Impressions with White Magic Keyboard

New 2021 iPad Pro 11″ M1 First Impressions with the white Magic Keyboard. Is it worth the upgrade? Should you buy it? Want to add some amazing songs to your videos? Here’s where I get mine...

First Methodist Waco church appoints first Black pastor

After 171 years, First Methodist Waco is excited to welcome its first African American clergy person, Rev. Tina Dixon.

First Baptist in Dallas works to promote COVID-19 vaccines: Was this a big news story?

If you have followed news coverage of debates about COVID-19 vaccines, you know that the leaders of churches and major religious denominations — Black and White — have been walking a tightrope on this...

Ethics at the end of life: The first ethical issue is not who decides but who accompanies

This is the second in a four-part series. Secular Western medical ethics tends to be principlist and procedural. Two crucial core principles in medical ethics are autonomy and informed consent. The af...

New Podcast: Yes, election of first trans/queer/gender fluid ELCA bishop was a big story

Imagine that you are a pastor or a layperson in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod or one of the other conservative Lutheran bodies in the United States. So y...

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