Demonstrators stand outside the Supreme Court

There is no one ‘religious view’ on abortion: A scholar of religion, gender and sexuality explains

June 24, 2022

Views on abortion differ not only among major religious traditions, but within each one.

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Students opening doors

June 22, 2022

Meet three CU Boulder students who are creating supportive, stronger communities by improving understanding, accessibility.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Patriarch of Russia Kirill and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (in background), at a monastery outside Moscow in 2017.

Russian church leader puts the blame of invasion on those who flout ‘God’s law,’ but taking biblical law out of its historical context doesn’t work

April 22, 2022

Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, preached a sermon on March 6, 2022, in which he suggested the violation of “ God’s law ” provided divine license for the war against Ukraine. In particular, Kirill pointed to Ukrainian acceptance of gay rights and the promotion of gay...

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Why translating ‘God’s law’ to government law isn’t easy

March 17, 2022

The relationship between certain interpretations of the Bible and public life in the U.S. continues to be in the headlines. During the March for Life anti-abortion rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2022, the Bible featured prominently, with passages from the books of Jeremiah and Proverbs, among others, on...

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Partners in Play

March 4, 2022

Alumnae create business to inspire connection and play at work

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Women lead religious groups in many ways—besides the growing number who have been ordained

Jan. 19, 2022

A scholar of gender and US religious history explains how women are trying to make religious communities more inclusive. Women’s ordination is only one piece of this ongoing work.

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Scholar reframes Western history away from Europe to the hot bed of the Mediterranean

Dec. 14, 2021

A new book by a religious studies professor explores the West’s origins in the ambiguities, intersections and nuances of the Mediterranean

The Jewish High Holy Days commemorate concepts such as renewal, forgiveness, freedom and joy. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

What are the Jewish High Holy Days? A look at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and a month of celebrating renewal and moral responsibility

Sept. 1, 2021

Religious calendars and festivals can force people to encounter certain ideas in the year.

A Jewish family gathers in person and over video conferencing for Passover celebrations in 2020. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

This Passover, as in the past, will be a time to recognize tragedies and offer hope for the future

April 7, 2021

Jewish families will gather for Passover this year in circumstances that will, like the celebration itself, reflect on dark times while holding out for better to come.

Joe Biden at the National Prayer Breakfast

How the National Prayer Breakfast became an opportunity for presidents and faith leaders alike to push their political agendas

Feb. 5, 2021

Since Eisenhower, every sitting U.S. president has attended the breakfast at least once during his term.

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