(RNS) As a young Jew, I can’t help but see expressions of evangelical philo-Semitism as an attempt to keep Jewishness in its New Testament box, and to continue the old fallacy of conflating the Jewish people (of Bible fame) with living Jewish people.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican said the pope considers the two men to be “men of peace” and Francis reminded the two leaders of the need for both sides and those who hold political office to work to end the hostilities and promote peace.
(RNS) If you’re going to knit a brick in protest, don’t throw it at the cobras in India (they’re protected). ‘Cuz that just won’t end well. All that and more in today’s Roundup.
(RNS) Ten years after designer Roberto Cavalli received harsh criticism for putting Hindu gods on an underwear and swimsuit line, he is at it again. This time the backlash is for the use of a Sufi school’s sacred symbol on the “Just Cavalli” clothing line.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Waumini House is about one kilometer from the Westgate Shopping Mall, where a terrorist attack in September 2013 left 67 people dead. That attack and others in Kenya are blamed on the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab.
(RNS) A state win would effectively nullify more than 1,000 unions gay and lesbian Utahns entered into during a 17-day legal marriage window.
As Gaza attacks continue, Jews elsewhere feel the impact. Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim could be free to leave. Plus, a Texas United Methodist minister set himself on fire.
(RNS) The nonprofit Museum of the Bible, has already poured millions of dollars into developing the courses and hoped to introduce the first textbook in Mustang, Okla., when classes begin later this summer.
(RNS) Worried about climate change, an increasing number of churches and religious groups are removing fossil fuel companies from their investment portfolios.