NEWS STORY: Religious Leaders Issue Christmas Messages

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Editors: Here the texts of the Christmas messages issued by a number of U.S. and international religious leaders: The Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold Presiding Bishop, the Episcopal Church “O come thou Wisdom from on high. All is neither calm nor bright as we once again celebrate the Savior’s […]

COMMENTARY: Nationalism and Human Dignity: New Possibilities

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Rabbi Brad Hirschfield is the director of Leadership and Communities for CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.) UNDATED _ Recent disputes about the nature and extent of German nationalism have been making the headlines. The news has focused on German parliamentary leader Friedrich Merz’s call for all immigrants […]

COMMENTARY: Nationalism and Human Dignity: New Possibilities

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Rabbi Brad Hirschfield is the director of Leadership and Communities for CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.) UNDATED _ Recent disputes about the nature and extent of German nationalism have been making the headlines. The news has focused on German parliamentary leader Friedrich Merz’s call for all immigrants […]

NEWS FEATURE: ‘Tis the Season _ for the Holiday Blues

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Do you greet the holiday season with “Bah humbug!” rather than “Ho! Ho! Ho!?” Would you be thrilled if the Grinch did steal Christmas? If you answered yes to either of these questions, don’t worry. You’re not deranged, malevolent or uncaring. You have the “Christmas blues.” Every year, between […]

NEWS SIDEBAR: A Prayer for the Feast of St. Chad

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) A prayer for the Feast Day of St. Chad, celebrated March 2: Almighty God, whose servant Chad, for the peace of the church, relinquished cheerfully the honors that had been thrust upon him, only to be rewarded with equal responsibility: keep us, we pray Thee, from thinking of ourselves […]

NEWS SIDEBAR: A Prayer for the Feast of St. Chad

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) A prayer for the Feast Day of St. Chad, celebrated March 2: Almighty God, whose servant Chad, for the peace of the church, relinquished cheerfully the honors that had been thrust upon him, only to be rewarded with equal responsibility: keep us, we pray Thee, from thinking of ourselves […]

Reform Jewish Seminary President Steps Down Under Cloud of Suspicion

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, the widely-respected leader of Reform Judaism’s central seminary, has resigned his post and been suspended from rabbinical duties for at least two years because of inappropriate “personal relationships” before he became president. Zimmerman, who has led Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion since 1996, will undergo […]

Reform Jewish Seminary President Steps Down Under Cloud of Suspicion

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, the widely-respected leader of Reform Judaism’s central seminary, has resigned his post and been suspended from rabbinical duties for at least two years because of inappropriate “personal relationships” before he became president. Zimmerman, who has led Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion since 1996, will undergo […]

COMMENTARY: The Color of Christmas

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and computer consultant, managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) CATANIA, Sicily _ It is strange to board an Alitalia airplane in Rome on a 60-degree day, bound for the eastern coast of Sicily where they are in greater danger […]

COMMENTARY: The Color of Christmas

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and computer consultant, managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) CATANIA, Sicily _ It is strange to board an Alitalia airplane in Rome on a 60-degree day, bound for the eastern coast of Sicily where they are in greater danger […]