ROME (Reuters) Elio Toaff was Rome’s chief rabbi in 1986 when then-Pope John Paul II made the first visit by a Roman Catholic pontiff to a synagogue in nearly 2,000 years.
NEW YORK (RNS) Everyone wants religions to get along and play nice. But is that even possible, and would it do any good?
(RNS) If Jews do not allow the world to compare the Holocaust to other genocides, then its relevance to the world will wither.
(RNS) I know how American Jews would be reacting if it had been Jewish students who were killed. We can only hope that Christian priests and pastors will do the same: Speak out about the lethal persecution of Christians.
NEW YORK (RNS) A rabbi, a minister, an imam and a cardinal walked into … a radio studio for a serious discussion on religious tensions.
NEW YORK (RNS) Good Friday has often been a day of dread and death for many Jews, but it doesn’t need to be that way.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Faith and foreign aid make a complex, controversial mix. Yet leaders of faith-based nonprofits say the two can’t be separated.
(RNS) Atheists and humanists unite to raise $20,000 to support the pet charity of slain Muslim student Deah Barakat, who authorities say was killed by a North Carolina neighbor with anti-theistic feelings.