(RNS) Jewish conversion seems to be all over the media lately. But what does it actually entail? Let us ‘Splain …
Religion can be complicated. The ‘Splainer isn't.
(RNS) The Vatican hosts two conferences on human trafficking and climate change this week, inviting many U.S. mayors to the event. What do human trafficking and climate change have to do with each other and with religion? Let us ‘Splain . . . .
(RNS) The Episcopal Church voted to approve same-sex marriages Wednesday (July 1). Say what? Don’t we all know at least one married, same-sex Episcopal couple? Let us ‘Splain . . . .
(RNS) When Al Smith ran for president in 1928, his status as the first Catholic to head a major party ticket was challenged on the basis that he would have to follow papal encyclicals, not the U.S. Constitution. “What the hell is an encyclical?” Smith reportedly replied.
(RNS) “I have lived thirty years in these thirty days,” wrote Sheryl Sandberg after the end of the monthlong period of Jewish mourning. “I am thirty years sadder. I feel like I am thirty years wiser.”
(RNS) This weekend marks the Christian holy day of Pentecost and the Jewish holy day Shavuot. Both involve “gifts,” but not the kind that come with bows. Let us ‘Splain …
(RNS) Thousands of Rohingya have left Myanmar this spring and at least hundreds are now stranded at sea. Who are these Rohingya and what are they running from? Let us ‘splain …
(RNS) Was the finale of AMC’s “Mad Men” really a lesson of American religious history in disguise? Let us ‘splain.
(RNS) In one minute, the April 25 earthquake in Nepal toppled, destroyed and damaged a millennium of religious history. This ‘Splainer looks at the damaged sites and their religious and historical significance.