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COMMENTARY: Somebody else’s problem

RNS () — IBM’s decision to cut loose 110,000 retirees from its company health plan continues a disturbing trend toward … Continued

Unsafe abortions on the rise across Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — Amid increasing calls for legalization of abortion in Africa, botched cases among young women are on the … Continued

Britain’s Girl Guides drop oath to God

CANTERBURY, England — For more than 100 years, Britain’s Girl Guides took an oath to “love God and serve the … Continued

Can a Christian watch ‘Game of Thrones’?

Is there anything morally redeeming about “Game of Thrones”? Does the hit HBO series even have a moral vision? The … Continued

Coalition to protect religious freedom shows its fault lines

WASHINGTON — In a conference full of people who champion traditional religious values, Amardeep Singh knew that everyone might not … Continued

Sex assaults in the military: An epidemic that is being ignored

Can you believe that there were about 26,000 incidents of sexual assault in the military last year? That’s an astounding … Continued

More Gospel inclusiveness, please

A journalist recently asked what I thought about possible changes in the Catholic Church with our new pope. He specifically … Continued

Feminism and the future of the Catholic Church

This commentary is adapted from a Berkley Center lecture delivered at Georgetown University on November 5, 2012. The unexpected election … Continued

Delayed marriage fallout: More unwed births, report says

First comes baby, then comes marriage? That is the new norm for many middle-class young Americans — and they and … Continued

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded programs

No American should be denied a taxpayer-funded job because of what he or she believes about religion. Yet that’s exactly … Continued

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves evangelicals beyond black and white sexuality

Ask Kelley Taylor, a Southern Baptist college student, if she’s opened the steamy pages of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and … Continued

12 myths about Mormonism that persist despite the’Mormon moment’

SALT LAKE CITY — As Americans cast their ballots and the clock ticks toward midnight in Mitt Romney’s quest for … Continued

Jews rally around woman arrested for praying at Western Wall

JERUSALEM — Jews from Manhattan to Mozambique held prayer vigils on Monday (Oct. 22) to protest the arrest and incarceration … Continued

Mormon missionary applications soar by 471 percent

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon apostle Jeffrey R. Holland predicted that lowering the age limits for young Mormon missionaries would … Continued

Why we need feminist theology: Romney and ‘binders full of women’

AP Moderator Candy Crowley, center, applauds as President Obama, right, shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the … Continued

Mormon missionary age change may promote equality between women, men

AP Jeffrey R. Holland gives a news conference at the church office building about the change in missionary age during … Continued

Mormons lower age for missionaries, setting off changes for parents, women, schools

SALT LAKE CITY — Call it a change for the ages. In a surprising move that promises to transform Mormon … Continued

Bishop McKenzie speaks at DNC, remembers Barbara Jordan

GETTY IMAGES Bishop Vashti McKenzie presents the credentials committee report from co-chairs during day one of the Democratic National Convention … Continued

Old-fashioned nuns say the past is key to the future

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — The light, clear tones of young women’s voices filled the chapel, their chanted prayers drifting across the … Continued

Mormon women seeking middle ground to greater equality

SALT LAKE CITY — For some Mormon feminists, there can be only one goal on the road to gender equality: … Continued