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Religious leaders are choosing sides as the U.S. debates what to do with Syria. S.E. Cupp explains what it's like to be a conservative atheist. And RNS has a winner in its Pope Francis art contest.

Categories: Beliefs

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a national correspondent for RNS, covering how faith intersects with politics, culture and other news. She previously served as online editor for Christianity Today where she remains an editor-at-large.


  1. Pope Francis did not say that intervention would be futile in Syria but that military intervention would be futile. He has spoken out strongly in favor of humanitarian and diplomatic intervention.

  1. […] Syria Divides * Conservatheist? * Pope Portrait Winner: Monday's Religion News … #35 – Pontifex Omnibus by Jason Bach, Gresham, Ore. (Ink and watercolor) – “Based on the portrait of Pope Innocent X by Diego Velazquez. Velazquez drew Innocent X looking very imperial and imperious on his papal throne. Francis, by contrast, sits not a … Read more on Religion News Service […]