(RNS) Michael Patchen didn’t want a Christmas tree in his Jewish home, but his wife did. So he invented the Menorah Tree, an unusual holiday item that he is now mass-producing for other families confronted by a Christmas tree dilemma.
Articles tagged “Christmas”
(RNS) The toys collected by Operation Christmas Child come with an invitation for recipients to accept Christianity. Since its founding in 1993, Operation Christmas Child has sent 100 million boxes of toys to poor children.
(RNS) The ban was met with opposition from the conservative legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, which sent the school board a letter charging that the district lawyer who advised the ban had misunderstood federal rulings on related cases.
(RNS) Hanukkah and Thanksgiving won’t converge again for another 77,798 years, so it’s time to break out your “menurky” to celebrate “Thanksgivukkah.”
(RNS) For many Muslim families and students, getting Eid al-Adha as an official school holiday isn’t just about equity and sparing students the hassle of make-up work, but connecting with their religious identity.
(RNS) Overlooked in the decline of organized labor is what religion-and-economics expert Lew Daly calls “arguably the deepest, most serious problem” in unions today: “the corrosion wrought by secularism” in both unions and society at large.
(RNS) Sarah Palin’s new book on Christmas will argue that “it is imperative that we stand up for our beliefs before the element of faith in a glorious and traditional holiday like Christmas is marginalized and ignored,” she says.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (RNS) A scruffy-looking man walked up and down St. Louis’ antiques row trying to peddle an old Bible to store owners, but several thought something was amiss. By Denise Hollinshed / The Post-Dispatch.
(RNS) Why do some Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7? Was it an inn or a ancestral home that rejected the Holy Family? And did department stores invent many of our Christmas traditions? Find out in Ask the Experts, a new feature from RNS.