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Past articles by Jack:

In Texas, Republicans push bills aimed at enhancing faith’s role in school

Cantor Sheri Allen, co-founder of the Jewish congregation Makom Shelanu, called the bills a “blatant violation of the separation of church and state.” → Read More

U.S. soccer leagues add game breaks for players fasting during Ramadan

The move comes on the heels of a similar policy implemented by the U.K.'s Premier League and English Football League. → Read More

How big Christian nationalism has come courting in North Idaho

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (RNS) — ‘If we put God back in Idaho, then God will always protect Idaho‚ amen?’ → Read More

Democrats pass resolution condemning 'white religious nationalism'

(RNS) — ‘Theocracy is incompatible with democracy and religious freedom in a pluralistic society,’ the resolution read in part. → Read More

U.S. faith leaders urge lawmakers to pass expanded child tax credit

Liberal-leaning religious groups and conservative evangelical organizations joined forces to push for an expanded version of the credit, which helps combat child poverty. → Read More

Will Trump’s former faith advisers back his 2024 candidacy?

Some have said they would support him. Others have stayed silent or hinted they may back alternatives such as former vice president Mike Pence or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. → Read More

As Trump launches new presidential bid, will former faith advisers back him?

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Most have remained silent about his new campaign, while others have hinted at allegiances to other potential contenders such as Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis. → Read More

Bowing to voters, candidates concede with help from a higher power

(RNS) — Multiple candidates appealed to the Almighty while embracing victory, defeat or something in between. → Read More

Abortion rights scored the biggest midterm victory

(RNS) — Not only did voters support abortion rights ballot measures, they probably also helped Democrats stave off a red wave. → Read More

Appeals to Christian nationalism will continue despite election losses, experts say

Appeals to Christian nationalism will continue despite election losses, experts say → Read More

In 'God made a fighter' ad, DeSantis paves way to replace Trump as anointed one

(RNS) — DeSantis may be positioning himself as the heir to Trump's Christian nationalist base. → Read More

Major Christian leaders asked Jan. 6 committee to investigate Christian nationalism

WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘The ideology of Christian nationalism helped motivate and intensify the insurrection,’ read the letter to the committee, signed by the heads of several major denominations. → Read More

Nearly half of Americans think U.S. should be ‘Christian nation,’ poll finds

Respondents differed greatly in describing what a Christian nation should look like, researchers found, suggesting a wide spectrum of beliefs. → Read More

Faith groups weigh the impact of abortion on the midterms

(RNS) — 'Pro-choice Catholics don’t just exist, we are the majority,' reads a line from a Catholics for Choice voter guide. → Read More

Supreme Court declines to hear Rhode Island fetal personhood case

(RNS) — The move is a setback for supporters of the idea that an unborn fetus is entitled to full constitutional rights. → Read More

How Doug Mastriano uses faith to fend off criticism — even from other Christians

GETTYSBURG, Pa.(RNS) — ‘They’re actually supposed to pray for me and support me as their government leader,’ Mastriano said, referring to the Lutheran pastors who criticized him. ‘I’m over them politically. I’m their senator.’ → Read More

Blowing shofars, Jewish lawmakers, rabbis hold abortion rights 'sho-test'

(RNS) — ‘Abortion justice is a Jewish value,’ said U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida. → Read More

Second gentleman meets with Jewish abortion rights activists at White House

(RNS) — Activists say second gentleman Douglas Emhoff expressed support for those who argue that various state-level abortion bans violate the religious freedom of many U.S. Jews. → Read More

Bible demands action on climate change, Evangelicals say in new report

The report by the National Association of Evangelicals lays out what its authors call the “biblical basis” for climate activism. → Read More

Evangelical group releases climate change report, urges a biblical mandate for action

WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘We worship God by caring for creation,’ the report reads. → Read More