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Friday, January 20, 2023

The politics of being Pope Francis

After Roe, 50th March for Life a turning point for national, state abortion protests
Religion News Service: Since last summer’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, much of the focus of the abortion fight has moved to statehouses.
Religious leaders sue to block Missouri’s abortion ban
Associated Press: A group of religious leaders who support abortion rights filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Missouri’s abortion ban, saying lawmakers openly invoked their religious beliefs while drafting the measure and thereby imposed those beliefs on others who don’t share them.
The politics of being Pope Francis*
Slate: Church conservatives are working to make sure the next leader isn’t as liberal as the one they have now.
Giving disappointment its due*
Christian Century: Some of our dreams won’t be fulfilled. While this may be a mercy, that’s no consolation.
Our excessive military budget builds U.S. empire, not God's kingdom
Sojourners: Last month Congress approved an annual military budget of $858 billion, a staggering new record.
Christian persecution higher than ever as Open Doors’ World Watch List marks 30 years
Religion News Service: North Korea has returned to the top of the World Watch List with its highest-ever persecution score after an increase of arrests of Christians under its “anti-reactionary thought” law.
The world's oldest person, Sister André of France, dies at age 118
NPR: Sister André, the world's oldest known person, died Tuesday at age 118 and 340 days. Less than a month away from her 119th birthday, she held the record for both oldest living person and oldest living nun, according to Guinness World Records.
March for Life comes back to D.C. amid backlash to abortion ruling
National Catholic Reporter: Nearly seven months since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade and returned the issue of abortion to the individual state legislatures, tens of thousands of anti-abortion activists will descend on Washington, D.C., for the 50th annual March for Life on Jan. 20.
The shared religious roots of twin insurrections in the U.S. and Brazil*
The Washington Post: Americans have helped spread a right-wing version of evangelical Christianity in Brazil. It played a role in the insurrection there.
A new Supreme Court case could turn every workplace into a religious battleground
Vox: The fight over whether religious conservatives enjoy special rights is coming to a workplace near you.

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