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Church members stopped by Gilead Church Chicago on Wednesday night (Nov. 18) to pick up the wreaths they’d ordered for the coming Advent season — OK, so they were cardboard drink holders filled with Advent-themed […]

NEWS STORY
RNS-Advent-Beer: Chicago church releases a beer for Advent — and the end of the world
CHICAGO (RNS) — Church members stopped by Gilead Church Chicago on Wednesday night (Nov. 18) to pick up the wreaths they’d ordered for the coming Advent season — OK, so they were cardboard drink holders filled with Advent-themed beers and topped with a green ribbon and Christ candle to light on Christmas Eve. By Emily McFarlan Miller. Photos. 900 words. (category: a)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Baker-Oped: Banning circumcision is an unnecessary bar to Jewish belonging in Europe
(RNS) — After a decade of rising anti-Semitic violence and harassment in Europe, the Danish Parliament will vote soon on a motion to ban circumcision in Denmark, with similar legislation brewing in other countries. Europe cannot be a home for Jews if they are subject to violence, but much less if they cannot practice their faith like any other citizen. By Andrew Baker. 715 words. (category: k)