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.
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.
Slate: Church conservatives are working to make sure the next leader isn’t as liberal as the one they have now.
Christian Century: Some of our dreams won’t be fulfilled. While this may be a mercy, that’s no consolation.
Sojourners: Last month Congress approved an annual military budget of $858 billion, a staggering new record.
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.
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.
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 Washington Post: Americans have helped spread a right-wing version of evangelical Christianity in Brazil. It played a role in the insurrection there.
Vox: The fight over whether religious conservatives enjoy special rights is coming to a workplace near you.