(RNS) Until now, “all stories found decorating ancient synagogues have been taken from the Hebrew Bible,” said archaeologist Jodi Magness.
(RNS) The theater’s board decided not to host the festival under its current sponsorship arrangement because of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
ROME (RNS) Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said he had ordered the imam, Raoudi Aldelbar, to be expelled “for seriously disturbing the peace, endangering national security and religious discrimination.”
(RNS) Several hundred people endured a rainy Dallas morning to crowd the synagogue where Mike Jacobs had been a member for many years. And yes, they heard about his Holocaust-related history. But that wasn’t all. Not hardly.
(RNS) The leading advocacy group for people who have suffered clergy sexual abuse is wrestling with how to respond to a flood of inquiries from victims from other faiths and institutions, and how to push for changes beyond the familiar precincts of the Catholic Church.
(RNS) Millions of religious and non-religious people were displaced last year according to the State Department’s latest religious freedom report, which for the first time cites Turkmenistan for escalating religious freedom violations.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A Reform rabbi and lawyer, Saperstein, 66, has led the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism for 40 years, and has spent his career in Washington, focusing on social justice and religious freedom issues.
(RNS) Rabbi Regina Jonas’ grim task was to meet the incoming trains and provide counseling to the frightened and bewildered Jews arriving at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
(RNS) The problem confronting many Wikipedia editors is that religion elicits passion — and often, more than a little vitriol as believers and critics spar over facts, sources and context.