Protesters stood together holding signs asking President Obama to save Meriam Ibrahim. They then distributed baby announcements for Ibrahim’s newborn daughter, Maya, who was born in the prison where her mother is being kept. RNS photo by Heather Adams

On June 12, Protesters stood together holding signs asking President Obama to save Meriam Ibrahim. They then distributed baby announcements for Ibrahim’s newborn daughter, Maya, who was born in the prison where her mother was being kept. RNS photo by Heather Adams

Rocket fire in the Gaza strip has resumed after a “humanitarian window.” As Israel has attacked Gaza, Jews elsewhere feel an impact, writes John Lloyd for Reuters.

A lawsuit brought by a Sudanese Muslim father against Christian woman Mariam Yahya Ibrahim (also spelled Meriam) to formally establish her as his Muslim daughter was dropped on Wednesday, a move that could allow her to depart for the United States.
A Texas United Methodist minister set himself on fire and died to ‘inspire’ justice. He said he felt that after a lifetime of fighting for social justice, he needed to do more.

Hobby Lobby’s Green family has postponed the launch of a public school Bible curriculum, citing “unforeseen delays.” The family also has plans to build a massive Bible museum in D.C.

Pew has a new survey out on how different religions feel about each other. For instance, white evangelicals give their highest warmth score to Jews, but that warmth is not reciprocated. Jews gave evangelicals overall a much cooler score in return.

Bishop Vinton Anderson, the first African American president of the World Council of Churches and a major mentor in ecumenism, has died

Days after the Church of England voted to allow women to become bishops, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby decided to quit an exclusive gentlemen’s club in London, which opposed admitting female members earlier this year.

Nepal has reversed a decision to allow a monk prominent in Tibetan Buddhism to be cremated on its soil after pressure from China.

A treasure house of Yiddish is preparing to close. The Congress for Jewish Culture, founded in 1948 by a group of Yiddish writers and intellectuals to promote the language and culture, is shutting its Manhattan office.

As the digital version of “Noah” releases this week, the construction of the film’s ark is revealed in a new clip.

Worried about global warming, a growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting from fossil fuel companies. Efforts are underway to move the climate change debate from its hot-button political and scientific moorings to one based on theological morality.

Runner’s World has a piece on when running and religion collide, how religious holidays like Ramadan impact athletes.

Also, an Iowa priest is also a play-by-play baseball announcer.

Angola Prison, once known as the bloodiest prison in the nation, has become one that mixes faith.

In the new ‘The Devilers’ comic book, exorcists convene to stop hell from breaking loose.

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Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a national correspondent for RNS, covering how faith intersects with politics, culture and other news. She previously served as online editor for Christianity Today where she remains an editor-at-large.

2 Comments

  1. So as israel kills more and more civilians, along with taking their homes and land, supplies, means of self defense and ability to move freely….its the jews who feel an impact?

    Get real.

    America shares the same guilt, as the techniques israel uses were perfected under american foreign policy…but come on. I’m not going to feel sorry for jew or american if people don’t like us because we murder indiscriminately.

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