Religion News Service: The synod on synodality gets the ball rolling on the question of female clergy, but the final decision will be up to Pope Francis.
Christianity Today: Some conservative churches that voted to disaffiliate say the denomination has responded by forcing out their pastors and charging them millions to keep their property.
Associated Press: Oklahoma’s Republican Attorney General Gentner Drummond on Friday sued to stop a state board from establishing and funding what would be the nation’s first religious public charter school after the board ignored Drummond’s warning that it would violate both the state and U.S. constitutions.
NPR: The dozen Palestinian Americans NPR talked to from around the U.S. say they are mourning Gaza, while feeling completely abandoned by their country. On top of that, they fear rising anti-Palestinian sentiment and Islamophobia.
Religion Unplugged: Congress allowed the draft to expire in 1973. Since then, the U.S. has been an all-volunteer military force and over time has represented certain demographics with a propensity for Christian nationalism.