ROME (RNS) During a trip to Rome for a conference on Christian persecution, David Saperstein, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, did not cite Donald Trump by name but took aim at recent controversial comments by presidential candidates.
(RNS) The Vatican’s new document on Jewish-Christian relations harks back to one published 50 years ago, which set the stage for increasingly warmer relations between the church and the Jewish people.
Lakewood, N.J., usually had a menorah displayed near its big Christmas tree. But it was removed when a woman insisted on a Nativity scene for religious balance.
(RNS) Christians and Jews, Muslims and Mormons are pressing leaders to forcefully address climate change. They’re powered by deep belief that a just society requires this.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office was silent on whether he will meet Trump but Israeli media said a meeting was set for Dec. 28.
(RNS) Most Orthodox rabbis won’t sign on, but it’s notable that even some Orthodox rabbis want to place Christianity in a Jewish theological perspective.
(RNS) Co-workers with opposing views of faith and Israel: one a radicalized Muslim, the other a Messianic Jew.
JERUSALEM (RNS) “Preventing the participation of women in state ceremonies, such as the ceremony in our case, just because they are women, is unacceptable discrimination,” Israel’s deputy attorney general said.
(RNS) Debt collection from refugees brings upward of $5 million a year to faith-based groups that are playing an increasingly central role in the refugees’ resettlement while arguing that America has a moral obligation to accept thousands of Syrian refugees. Some observers say the call to moral action rings hollow when these groups stand to benefit financially.