(RNS) The Bible and “Fifty Shades of Grey” share more than a few raunchy sex scenes. For Banned Books Week and International Blasphemy Rights Day (Sept. 30), these eight titles are still too hot to handle.
(RNS) It’s another “first” for the little-known but influential movement known as Reconstructionist Judaism.
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis asked God to “look on us, people of all faiths and religious traditions, who gather today on this hallowed ground, the scene of unspeakable violence and pain.”
(RNS) Catholics aren’t the only ones who admire and respect Pope Francis — so do Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and others. “This pope is our pope,” one imam said.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Putting aside bitterness and engaging in coexistence work, a group of Jews, Christians and Muslims gathered to better understand Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which coincide this week.
“What we want to thank you for today is your decision to cast your lot with the Jewish people by becoming part of this congregation, and the love and support you give to your Jewish partner.”
(RNS) Jesus said ‘You must become like a child.’ Maybe that’s part of the appeal in the new trend of adult coloring books, which fans describe as “meditative” and “centering.” But can coloring really be considered a spiritual practice?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the Legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church.