(RNS) — Sixty years ago, the Catholic Church was the largest ideologically antisemitic organization in the world. Many of its leaders and adherents publicly blamed Jews for the death of Jesus. Today, it is the largest philosemitic organization in...
(RNS) — Religious anti-abortion advocates in California may be celebrating the end of Roe v. Wade, but they face a push by their government to expand abortion access, even as other states enact bans on the procedure. On the day...
BERLIN (AP) — A group tracking antisemitism in Germany said Tuesday it documented more than 2,700 incidents in the country last year, including 63 attacks and six cases of extreme violence. In a report, the Department for Research and Information...
(RNS) — After nearly 50 years, Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, is no more. In a 6-3 decision Friday (June 24), the Supreme Court overruled both Roe, decided in 1973, and a 1992 decision...
(RNS) — When we were in our early 20s, my younger brother, Bob, was diagnosed as severely bipolar. He was kept on a locked psychiatric ward and heavily medicated, and when he was released, our terrified parents were warned...
(RNS) — The songs sung at this Friday night Sabbath service included the traditional, “Lecha Dodi,” as well as “Wade in the Water.” The musical accompaniments were a guitar and an African drum. This pioneering service marking Juneteenth — the day...
(RNS) — Mohammad El Halabi, the director of the Christian charity World Vision in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, was known for working hard in one of the most difficult humanitarian environments in the world. His work...
(The Conversation) — The Catholic Church’s official line on abortion, and even on any artificial birth control, is well known: Don’t do it. Surveys of how American Catholics live their lives, though, tell a different story. The vast majority of Catholic...
(RNS) — Each Saturday, several members of a Jewish congregation are called up to the podium to bless the Torah before a portion of it is read aloud. This calling forward, called an aliyah, is considered an honor. But the...
(The Conversation) — The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Most U.S. colleges and universities lack minority religious student groups for Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim students. This is according to our new peer-reviewed...