Noting concern that “threatening, authoritarian messages” accompanying the recent election of Donald J. Trump “open the way to more radical attacks on human rights and democratic processes” within the United States, 50 Christian leaders from across America have called on congregations and assemblies to deepen their engagements in the political and economic health of local communities.
Like the most recent Smithsonian museum that chronicles the African American experience, a new biographical novel tackles concentric themes – the triumph of spirituality and significance over racism and poverty. Set in Baltimore at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement, The Legacy of Nobody Smith traces one man’s rise to influence despite tremendous odds.
A little known part of the histories of Israel and Cyprus, and one of the darker episodes of the British Empire, will be commemorated in a photo exhibit entitled “Jewish Refugees in Cyprus En Route to Israel” sponsored by Temple Israel of Lawrence, who is hosting the exhibition, AJC Long Island, the Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus and the Consulate General of Israel in New York.
Sixty former bishops, pastors, preachers, lay ministers, lay priests and missionary priests met in the Philippines this month for a multi-day conference to learn more about the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ).
We are thankful that the Charleston, South Carolina jury rendered a just decision in the case of the heinous and cowardly murder of the nine martyrs of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015.
World powers are preparing to convene at a summit in Paris later this month to discuss the future of Israel and Palestine. Neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians have been invited to take part in the actual summit. They were merely invited to a separate meeting following the summit where they would be presented with the conclusions and recommendations of the countries which did participate.
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What is the definition of anti-Semitism? Previous efforts to define ‘anti-Semitism’ have been complicated by the disreputable origins of the term, the discredited sources of its origin and the contested politics of its applications. Kenneth L. Marcus, founder of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law will answer this question and more as he delves into the subject of ‘anti-Semitism’ during an author talk on Friday, January 20, 2017, at Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, New York.
Persecution watchdog and aid organization International Christian Concern (ICC) today released its annual “Hall of Shame” report for 2016, highlighting the world’s 12 countries that are the worst persecutors of Christians.