Holy Week in the Western Christian calendar is a time for Christians to confess their sins, ask for forgiveness, and seek to amend their lives. A billion believers will be doing all that in the five days ahead. Some may do it in their churches, some in other places of their choosing, and more in […]
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Acclaimed actor, comedian, author, and activist Stephen Fry speaks with RNS about why he decided to narrate a new video series for the British Humanist Association and how Humanism informs his approach to life.
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The “New York Times” bestselling author talks openly about personal topics, even sharing how aging affects her and whether she is afraid of dying.
There will be disagreements in the Church. That’s just a given. But we don’t need to seek to destroy one another just to come out on top in some theological or political argument.
The shooting in Kansas at two Jewish centers is but one of nearly a hundreds of violent crimes at Jews each year.
Over at Religion Dispatches, Rebecca Cynamon-Murphy — a Christian woman married to a Jewish man — urges her co-religionists to forego the increasingly popular American Christian practice of hosting their own Passover seders. I say why not?
One of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, is on a mission to redeem the darkness. Barbara Brown Taylor says Christians have never had anything to say about darkness, but she plans to change that.
Call the Kansas City Jewish Community Center attack what it is. This is a hate crime. This is politically motivated, domestic terrorism. If this is not terrorism, then indeed the term terrorism has no meaning.
In rescinding the honorary award for Hirsi Ali, Brandeis did the right thing. Eventually. But perhaps we should be asking another question: how could Brandeis have chosen such a hateful person whose views are easily exposed through a simple Google search in the first place? And would such views be tolerated, and rewarded, had they been made about other ethnic and religious communities?