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    The Supreme Court is weighing the legal challenge to Arizona’s strict immigration law, and religious groups opposed to the law are appealing to language throughout the scriptures “to take care of the stranger,” says Catholic News Service staff writer Patricia Zapor. More

    April 27, 2012 | Comments

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    They say Israel’s Law of Return permits them to become Israelis. But some Israelis wonder whether they are really Jews. More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “When we say grace we are grateful for the food on our plates. But where did that food travel? Who picked it? How did it get to us? As people of faith we are called to think about that.” More

    February 3, 2012 | Comments

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    We discuss the major religion and ethics stories anticipated in 2012, including religion in the upcoming elections, faith-based activity in the budget debates and immigration policy, key religion cases before the Supreme Court and mainline denominations and issues of homosexuality. More

    December 30, 2011 | Comments

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    We discuss the major religion and ethics stories of the past year in the U.S. and abroad with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Religion News Service editor Kevin Eckstrom and Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton. More

    December 23, 2011 | Comments

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    Religious leaders have joined civil rights activists, the Justice Department, and others in challenging Alabama’s tough new immigration law. “The government is trying to tell us what we can or can’t do in terms of works of mercy, works of charity, which are fundamental to our faith,” says Father Tom Ackerman of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham. More

    September 23, 2011 | Comments

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    “If Utah is enacting some draconian restrictive immigration law, you can sort of imagine the reaction and then the blame that might be placed on the church for allowing it to happen,” says BYU professor Quin Monson. More

    July 22, 2011 | Comments

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    “For most of the French, religion was an enemy of democracy, liberalization, freedom,” says this political scientist who specializes in Islamic studies, and “a synonym for public disorder.” More

    June 24, 2011 | Comments

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    Join our discussion of the most anticipated religion and ethics news stories in the year ahead. More

    December 30, 2010 | Comments

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    A new state law could shut down the city of Tucson’s high school ethnic studies program. The state superintendent says ethnic studies divides students by race. Supporters say it teaches mutual respect and fosters a commitment to democracy. More

    December 17, 2010 | Comments

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