(RNS) If successful, Steve Green would galvanize the movement to teach the Bible academically in public schools across the nation.
(RNS) We seem a long way from the conditions that spawned Hitler and Nazism. But even the sturdiest democracy can lose its footing.
(RNS) Leaders of synagogues, schools and community centers are being encouraged to take extra precautions during the Passover holiday this week — but not to give in to fear.
(RNS) It’s Passover, which means you may be eating too much matzo but not enough gefilte fish (is there such a thing?). Unless you follow Odinism. Or were raptured in last night’s blood moon. All that and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord,” Joel 2:31 says.
HASSAN ABDAL, Pakistan (RNS) Sikhs from all over the world assemble at Gurdwara Panja Sahib each year for a religious ritual on the eve of Vaisakhi (sometimes known as Baisakhi), a centuries-old festival that also marks the spring harvest.
(RNS) In Gethsemane, Jesus experiences the full range of human emotions, and he shares them with his friends in a fully human way. For us, expressing sadness and fear allows us to set aside our desire to be in control. It is also an invitation to let others love us.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “We’re all children of God. We’re all made in his image, all worthy of his love and dignity,” President Obama said at his annual Easter prayer breakfast, adding that religious-fueled violence has “no place in our society.”
(RNS) A Maryland-based Sikh organization has honored a police officer for his service on the day a gunman killed six worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
“Woe to the bad shepherds who tend to themselves rather than their flocks.” – Pope Francis, addressing seminarians from around Rome about the dangers of “mediocrity” in the priesthood.