Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for Religion News Service and author of American Prophets (HarperOne, 2021).

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As Equality Act hearing begins, faith leaders meet with Sen. Coons to voice support

A group of clergy and activists met with Sen. Chris Coons to show support for the sweeping LGBTQ rights bill known as the Equality Act, ahead of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the bill.

US bishops discourage Catholics from getting Johnson & Johnson vaccine if given a choice

Leaders at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are discouraging Catholics from using the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine if given a choice, citing the use of cells with a distant link to abortion in the development of the vaccine.

New Orleans archdiocese urges Catholics to avoid new Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The archdiocese said the vaccine is 'morally compromised' because it utilized cells with a decades-old link to an aborted fetus.

When religion was present — and notably absent — at the impeachment trial

References to faith were a constant at last week's impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump, with Democrats appearing especially comfortable invoking religion when discussing the attack on the U.S. Capitol by insurrectionists on Jan. 6.