Prominent American Jews embrace Kerry peace talks

(RNS) In a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the 140 signatories — including former Sen. Joseph Lieberman; professor Alan Dershowitz; philanthropist Charles Bronfman; and Republican Jewish Coalition board member Morris W. Offit — said they appreciated the risks the government is taking to achieve peace.

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Quote of the Day: Stephen Ward, Mormon missionary

“From a religious standpoint, I’d like to say that God has something in store for me and that there’s a reason I’m still here,” Stephen Ward said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “I count myself very lucky and very blessed to have been able to survive so many things.” –Stephen Ward, a […]

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Friday’s Religion News Roundup: Reviving Latin * A Retweetable Pope * Faith in Horror

  FEMA is still denying aid to religious groups hit by Hurricane Sandy, even though the House voted in February to approve a bill that would allow faith-based groups to follow the same reimbursement process as private nonprofit organizations. A Senate version awaits review by a subcommittee, according to the Asbury Park Press. An 18-year-old Mormon missionary […]

Quote of the Day: Dora Charles, former assistant to Paula Deen

“I still have to be her friend if I’m God’s child. I might feed her with a long-handled spoon, but, yeah, I’m still her friend.” — Dora Charles, a former assistant to Paula Deen, about her strained relationship with the celebrity cook. She was quoted by The New York Times.

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