(RNS) I don't believe the Olympics should be a religion, but I also don't think athletic competition should be completely secular. Sports and religion belong together because health involves both body and soul. By Henry G. Brinton.
Archives: July 2012
(RNS) Likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney unveiled his Catholic outreach team today – with some prominent names on the list.
(RNS) The Obama administration's policy requiring most employers to provide free birth control coverage in their health insurance policies takes effect on Wednesday — a deadline that has sparked apocalyptic warnings from conservatives. By David Gibson.
(RNS) It could get pretty crowded at Chick-fil-A this week – and not because of the fast-food restuarant's famous waffle fries. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) The Republican Jewish Coalition has launched a $6.5 million ad campaign, titled “My Buyer’s Remorse,” targeting Jewish voters in battleground states who have changed their minds about Obama. By Steve Strunsky.
(RNS) For Mitt Romney the answer to the Palestinians is crystal clear: Give up. After all, in his view Palestinians are “culturally” defective and God is on the other side. By Sam Bahour.
(RNS) As 150,000 Orthodox Jews in North America celebrate the completion of a seven-year Talmud study program August 1, it’s easier than ever to study scripture, with the advent of websites, podcasts and smartphone apps. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) Instead of turning on each other, as the wealthy and powerful want us to do, let's name the bad and incompetent behavior of the wealthy and powerful – and hold them accountable. By Tom Ehrich.
A Dutch man has a dream and builds a replica of Noah's ark. The Democrats may put a pro-gay marriage plank in their national platform. And a Jewish pool party gets shut down.