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Renée Darline Roden holds a B.A. and M.T.S. in theology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. She lives at St. Francis Catholic Worker House in Chicago.

Eric Krewson of The Chairman Dances (photo courtesy of Eric Krewson)
Arts & CultureMusic
Renée Darline Roden
Eric Krewson and the band he headlines, The Chairman Dances, wrote a song that celebrates the friendship of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. And that song will shortly be on its way to the Vatican.
Arts & CultureBooks
Renée Darline Roden
In his analysis of Western theological education, Willie James Jennings argues for an institution that does not replicate structures of exclusion or division, but rather reflects the image of the body of Christ.
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
Renée Darline Roden
Until all structures of sexism are transformed and the patriarchal mores in our hearts and relationships are converted, there will always be unwanted pregnancies.
Politics & SocietyNews
Renée Darline RodenAlejandra Molina - Religion News Service
The panel consisted of six Catholics from across the medical field and around the globe and they made appeals to a shared faith identity and to “pro-life” values.
People evacuated from Afghanistan step off a bus as they arrive at a processing center.
Politics & SocietyNews
Renée Darline Roden
Keeping Our Promise, a volunteer-run refugee resettlement organization, partners closely with churches, synagogues and faith-based organizations to help Special Immigrant Visa hopefuls in Afghanistan.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Renée Darline Roden
Could the singer responsible for making Catholic schoolgirl uniforms a Halloween costume-party staple now herself be Catholic?
Arts & CultureBooks
Olga Segura’s book charts her personal journey of resisting systemic racism and her pain at finding herself unaccompanied on that path by many Catholics or by the institutional church.
FaithIdeas
Renée Darline Roden
Nearly half of American adults believe sharing their religious beliefs with a spouse is “very important,” according to a Pew survey from 2016. But think that JDate, Christian Mingle or Catholic Match will make the process easier? Think again.
Field technicians dig at a former plantation
Politics & SocietyNews
Renée Darline Roden
“You go through a lot of emotions visiting a plantation, walking in the same steps as your ancestors,” said Angela Wilson, a descendent. “It can be eerie. It can be exhilarating.”
Arts & CultureBooks
Renée Darline Roden
"Writing means being overheard," writes Zadie Smith in her new book.