WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelicals’ tentative endorsement of the Senate’s immigration blueprint could be key because more than any other religious group, white evangelicals harbor the most reservations about opening citizenship to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) A resolution aiming to give North Carolina the freedom to defy the Constitution and establish its own religion won’t get a vote in the N.C. General Assembly, but religious minorities say it’s a dangerous sign for a majority-Christian state with a growing minority population.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary that Jewish women will not be arrested if they try to hold prayer rallies at the holy site, despite a warning from Israeli police.
(RNS) Against great odds, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus set out from Philadelphia to rescue 50 children from Nazi-controlled Austria, the subject of a new HBO documentary set to air on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
TORONTO (RNS) A group of prisoners in British Columbia is suing the Canadian government over a policy to cancel the contracts of non-Christian chaplains.
(RNS) In the gap between faith and practice, millions of Americans will delight in Easter and Passover as “holidays,” not “holy days.”
(RNS) Though the project may seem heretical to some Christians, a group of scholars has added 10 new texts to the New Testament, including some that were rejected by the early church and others that just came to light in the last century.
(RNS) Jewish tradition commands us to see ourselves as though we were slaves in Egypt. As I sit at my Passover Seder this year, I will wonder about my dining room chairs, and my tablecloth, both of which seem too inexpensive for the labor that must have gone into producing them.
(RNS) More than 100 Jews will spend four nights and five days in the California desert this year to celebrate Passover, an experience, they hope, that will allow them to more viscerally understand the liberation of the Israelites who left bondage in Egypt and wandered in the desert 3,500 years ago.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious freedom activists scolded the State Department for not appearing at a hearing Friday on Iran’s treatment of religious minorities and called for greater government involvement in securing the release of people imprisoned there for their faith.