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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Houses of worship struggle back, and tread lightly on vaccines

Houses of worship struggle back, and tread lightly on vaccines
The New York Times *

Washington state’s vaccine mandate guidelines for school workers advocate caution in questioning religious exemptions
The Spokesman-Review *

The Mississippi clinic at the center of the fight to end abortion in America
The Washington Post *

‘Handmaidens’ hold peaceful demonstration denouncing abortion ban in Manatee County
Sarasota Herald-Tribune *

Local mosque overwhelmed with donations as Afghan refugees arrive in Northern Virginia
Prince William Times *

Judge strikes a blow in LGBTQ discrimination case against Yeshiva University
The Forward *

Neo-Nazi who led effort to threaten journalists gets three years
The Associated Press

Mosque bombing convict wants transgender identity recognized
The Associated Press
 

International headlines

Four years on, Rohingya stuck in Bangladesh camps yearn for home
Al Jazeera

Afghanistan: Taliban tell working women to stay at home
BBC News

Are India’s emergency visas for Afghans issued based on religion?
Deutsche Welle

Blast kills 10 jihadists at Syria training camp
Reuters *

Top rabbi says unvaccinated teachers not welcome in Haredi schools
The Times of Israel

Israeli rabbis ask pope to clarify remarks on Jewish law
Reuters *

Pope Francis sends financial aid to Haiti, Bangladesh and Vietnam
Religion News Service

Church of England admits to failings over allegations against priest who took his own life
The Guardian

Analysis and commentary

Will the ‘Taliban lite’ respect Afghan women’s rights?
Religion News Service

What the Taliban may be getting wrong about Islamic governance
Al Jazeera

Battling over religion and vaccines
CommonWealth

California megachurch joins effort exploiting religion to get around COVID-19 vaccines
The Modesto Bee *

American democracy nearly failed in its early decades. It’s important to remember why
Religion & Politics

How two Jewish sisters built a cultural oasis during World War II
The New York Times *

 

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