Religious Stories, Opinion & Controversy

  • France Rules Against Burkini Swimwear for Religious Reasons
    by Associated Press on June 26, 2022 at 6:12 am

    Associated Press France’s top administrative court ruled Tuesday against allowing body-covering “burkini” swimwear in public pools for religious reasons, arguing that it violates the principle of government neutrality toward religion.

  • Catholics Must Fully Commit to the Pro-Life Cause
    by National Catholic Reporter on June 24, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    National Catholic Reporter Today many Catholics will celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which halts the nearly 50-year history of federally protected legal abortion in the United States. The Catholic Church’s teaching about the beginning and the sanctity of human life is quite clear. For those who hold to it, the court’s decision may well be considered an enormous step forward in the protection of basic human rights for the preborn.

  • Roe is Over: Faith Leaders On What That Means for Christians
    by Atencio, Sojourners on June 24, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Atencio, Sojourners The Supreme Court overturned 49 years of federal abortion rights on Friday, in its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Thirteen states have trigger laws that will soon make abortion illegal at various stages, and numerous states are expected to enact or enforce laws that outlaw abortion outright.

  • Jewish Progressives Dead Wrong About ‘Abortion Justice’
    by Y. Menken, Newsweek on June 24, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Y. Menken, Newsweek The “Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice” is set to take place today in Washington, D.C. Led by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), the list of rally sponsors includes the ADL, Hadassah, Hillel and several Jewish Community Centers and Jewish Community Relations Council chapters. Rabbinic, cantorial and synagogue associations of all major Jewish-American denominations will be represented, with one glaring exception: those of the Orthodox.

  • Abortion Arguments That Misinterpret Judaism
    by Howard Slugh & Tal Fortgang, NR on June 24, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Howard Slugh & Tal Fortgang, NR Judaism demands the death penalty for Sabbath violators; therefore, the First Amendment’s free-exercise clause provides a constitutional right to kill anyone who desecrates the Sabbath. The Bible mandates supporting the poor among us; therefore, programs like food stamps, which many people support because of their religious views, violate the First Amendment’s ban on government establishment of religion. These arguments aren’t merely legally wrong; they are so absurd that saying them out loud is embarrassing.

  • ‘After Shabbat, We Will Act:’ Jews Gear Up for Post-Roe Activism
    by Kampeas, JTA on June 24, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Kampeas, JTA An array of Jewish groups across the country are kickstarting into action to protest and potentially challenge the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that had enshrined the right to an abortion in the United States.

  • Abortion Bans Trample Religious Freedom of Muslims
    by Asifa Quraishi-Landes, SFC on June 24, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Asifa Quraishi-Landes, SFC As the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade continues to cause alarm across the country, religious minority groups are gearing up for a legal battle to protect their religious freedoms. On June 10, a Florida synagogue filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks saying it prevents Jews from having a procedure that, in some cases, Jewish law would require them to have. They’re not alone.

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