(RNS) He’s willing to sign a secular version of the Air Force oath but there’s no such legal option.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (RNS) For many people, the hijab is a kind of Rorschach test — we use it, unconsciously or not, as a barometer about our feelings on Muslims or Islam.
The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, led the Hasidic Chabad-Lubavitch movement until his death 20 years ago, and still has a strong influence on Jewish students.
(RNS) Slated to return to Iraq this year, at least parts of the Iraqi Jewish Archive will tour the country.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The rivalry between Al-Qaida and the Islamic State has forced the United States to rethink its approach to combating terrorism in the region.
(RNS) In an unusual public clash, Bishop Jenky of Peoria says Cardinal Dolan of New York reneged on a deal to send Sheen’s body back to Illinois so he could be beatified.
(RNS) The “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, frequently confronted severe prejudice and discrimination.
“In the past, most wars were motivated by the idea of nationhood. Today, however, wars are incited above all using religion as an excuse.” –Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, quoted in the Catholic magazine, Famiglia Cristiana, ahead of his meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday (Sept. 4).