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FāVS Religion News Roundup: March 1

This week's Roundup carries several news stories worth reading. We write a regional update on homelessness, the rising hostility on progressive churches, an upcoming event in support of Palestinians, a 65-voice choir coming to Spokane, a unique piece of history about the LDS church and more.

How Alabama Supreme Court’s Ruling on Life Affects IVF

In vitro fertilization (IVF) fertility treatments are on pause in Alabama due to the perceived fear of prosecution and lawsuits in light of the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, Feb. 16, stating that human beings frozen in the embryonic stage have the same legal rights and protections as children who are born.

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Former Incarcerated Drug Addict Ministers to Spokane Homeless with Food, Clothing and Jesus

Daniel Aga launched Mighty to Save Ministries after spending several years in jail himself and becoming a Christian while there. He said he had a fire in his "heart to give" what he had received to the those living on the streets of Spokane.

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FāVS Religion News Roundup: March 1

This week's Roundup carries several news stories worth reading. We write a regional update on homelessness, the rising hostility on progressive churches, an upcoming event in support of Palestinians, a 65-voice choir coming to Spokane, a unique piece of history about the LDS church and more.

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How Alabama Supreme Court’s Ruling on Life Affects IVF

In vitro fertilization (IVF) fertility treatments are on pause in Alabama due to the perceived fear of prosecution and lawsuits in light of the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, Feb. 16, stating that human beings frozen in the embryonic stage have the same legal rights and protections as children who are born.

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New Survey Finds Pockets of Support for Christian Nationalism Across the Country

A Public Religion Research Institute Study found roughly 3 in 10 Americans express some sympathy for Christian nationalism, with its greatest popularity concentrated in the Southeast and Upper Midwest.

The Alabama ruling on embryos claimed to be Christian. Christians aren’t so sure.

Since the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children, theological opinions on IVF, let alone political ones, are difficult to ascertain and are far from universal across denominations.

Sex Is ‘Divine’: How Pope Francis Is Recasting Catholic Church’s Views on Intimacy

In his decade as pope, Francis has tried to usher in a more positive, frank approach to the topic of sex in the Catholic Church, urging the institution to reckon with the real-life experiences of faithful today and addressing topics ranging from pornography, abstinence and dating apps to orgasms.

New Pew Research Finds U.S. Atheists Are Mostly Young, White Males

New statistics from the Pew Research Center show atheists are mostly male (64%), mostly under the age of 49 (seven-in-ten compared with about half the U.S. adults overall (52%)), more likely to be white (77% vs. 62%) and have a college degree (48% vs. 34%).

Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday Coincide this Year: What’s a Catholic to Do?

For the first time since 2018, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day. It has happened three times in the last century – 1923, 1934 and 1945 – and will happen again in 2029 for the final time this century.

Super Bowl LVIII: Inside Sin City’s Christian Quarterback Duel

The Feb. 11 Super Bowl showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers may be contested at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas — known as Sin City — but it will feature two very pious quarterbacks. 

Elon Musk Visits Auschwitz after Uproar over Antisemitic Messages on X

Elon Musk, who has been accused of allowing antisemitic messages on his social media platform, X, visited the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp on Monday.

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The role of ethics in digital age journalism Journalists have access to a wide range of technologies that help them collect information. They can present the information in multiple ways and formats. They may choose to present it in the form of videos or audio. Others may choose to write texts or publish photographs. Media houses might not wait to process the gathered information. They could be under pressure due to urgency and competition. If they are late to publish or air the story, they might have lost viewership already. In this kind of environment, ethics is necessary. Journalists need to protect data and people’s privacy whenever necessary. The challenges might be many but ethics plays an important role in digital journalism. Ensuring stories remain credible The masses have access to huge volumes of information daily. Despite the volumes, journalism and ethics cannot be separated. They need to create clear lines between the truth and lies. They must show which sources are genuine and which ones are not. Ensuring they uphold transparency People get bombarded with fake stories all the time. The media landscape is more complicated today. Media houses should not be under pressure to conform to the poor standards. They need to prove their information sources to build trust from audiences. Disseminating accurate data Stories can be posted from the furthest corner of the world and reach another furthest corner in an instant. The readers rarely confirm how accurate the information is. They just consume it and react based on what they read. Journalism ethics require reporters to disseminate accurate information. It affects people’s reactions and could destabilize societies. Conclusion The work of journalists in the digital age is more challenging. It is harder to observe their code of ethics due to pressure to disseminate reports. Furthermore, their stories can be distorted and changed online by people with evil motives. No matter the challenges, ethics plays an important role. It guides journalists to ensure their reports are accurate and credible. They need to confirm their sources and share them with other professionals in the field before releasing information.

What to Gift to a Baby Christening?

Christening is a special religious ceremony that marks an important milestone in the baby’s and parents’ lives. Choosing a great gift for parents and adults is not an easy task, as it requires you to know the preferences and quirks of each person. But how do you choose a thoughtful present for a tiny baby? These top recommendations will help you select a meaningful and personalized present to mark this big occasion in the child’s life.