Religion News Service: Warren’s retirement will mark the end of a remarkable tenure as pastor.
The New York Times: At a time when more and more Americans call themselves spiritual but not religious, these coaches give us a glimpse of the allure and the hazards of 21st-century D.I.Y. religion.
The Guardian: The anti-abortion side has monopolized arguments based on religion. But some say their faith supports the right to choose.
19th News: The pandemic has created an opportunity for new movements in industries that haven’t organized before — movements also led by women.
Christianity Today: As Scott Morrison steps down, evangelicals assess the way he brought religion into politics.
Religion News Service: Reforms would include a website to track abusers and hiring staff to respond to abuse allegations.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Despite more than 200 mass shootings in 2022, gun reform remains a divisive issue in the United States — and an apparent impossibility in the current political climate.
Deseret News: Americans appear to choose friends who vote like them, worship like them and look like them.
The New York Times: Today’s culture war is being waged not between religion and secularism but between groups that the Catholic writer Matthew Schmitz has described as “the woke and the unwoke.”
The Conversation: As the pandemic unfolded, the work of chaplains changed. Some were declared essential employees and continued to work in person, but they were not allowed into rooms with COVID-19 patients.
Religion News Service: The Rev. Deanna Hollas urged Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to host Guns to Gardens events at their churches, inviting — and sometimes incentivizing — gun owners to hand over their weapons to be turned into garden tools.
Religion Dispatches: If patriarchy is about power, then this ideology sets up a power dynamic that creates an environment for abusers to thrive and victims to be disbelieved and further harmed.
Christianity Today: Faithful moms are adapting and developing new curricula as more families of color opt to educate at home.
Associated Press: McElroy, 68, has been one of a minority of U.S. bishops harshly criticizing the campaign to exclude Catholic politicians who support abortion rights from Communion.
The Conversation: To better grasp the evolution of media portrayals of Muslims and Islam, a new book tracked the tone of hundreds of thousands of articles over decades.