RIGA, Latvia (Reuters) There were 210 synagogues in Latvia before World War II; today, there are only two synagogues operating.
Articles tagged “World War II”
(RNS) The idea for the museum comes from Austrian historian Andreas Maislinger, who says the “House of Responsibility” will allow students and young people to do research on crimes against humanity and World War II.
(RNS) How did a quiet American pastor come to be the spiritual care-giver of Nazi war criminals? A new book, “Mission at Nuremberg,” dusts off an overlooked corner of World War II history.
(RNS) A group of Christians, Hindus, Jews and humanists has asked the House of Representatives to reject a prayer plaque proposed for the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
(RNS) The filmmakers knew they wanted to tell a story about a Muslim who did something heroic during World War II, because so few stories are known. Noor Inayat Khan’s story was the most alluring because of her deep spirituality.
(RNS) According to a British newspaper, Pope Francis wants to release the Pius XII papers for study before determining whether to consider his controversial predecessor for sainthood. It’s time he did.
(RNS) The first U.S. exhibition exploring the “darker works” of Marc Chagall (1887-1985) shows a Jewish artist obsessed with Jesus.
(RNS) “If veterans have had a bad experience, it is clear that one alternative that has helped people understand the world or find a common community has been religion,” researcher Craig Wansink said.
(RNS) At least 10 military chaplains died in the line of duty in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
INDIANAPOLIS (RNS) How did we go from building the interstate highway system to not doing anything unless it benefits us? How did the party of Eisenhower degenerate into would-be demagogues defaming anyone who stands between them and power? How did a nation that fought totalitarianism spy on young adults just for questioning Wall Street? By Tom Ehrich.