World magazine picks not just one but three people this year who exemplify Daniel. Is it OK to fake being gay to make a moral point? And so Jews don't get jealous: a gingerbread Hanukkah house.
(RNS) Jewish and Christian leaders are trying to revive a decade-old roundtable on Israel that's now in danger of falling apart after 15 Christian clergy asked Congress to investigate U.S. aid to Israel. By Lauren Markoe.
Today is for more spending, tomorrow for more giving? In religious Ghana, humanists rally. And four smart people square off on Pius XII.
(RNS) Muslims and Jews are together feeding the hungry this Thanksgiving season in an effort to improve Muslim-Jewish relations and answer both faiths' call to nourish the needy. By Lauren Markoe.
Some California editors make Romney an angel. The judge who sentenced a teen to church services defends himself. And Marco Rubio gets a pointed question on creationism and . . . err . . . ummm . . . well . . .
WASHINGTON (RNS) From this election forward, candidates won't be able to win the White House by relying on the white Christian vote, according to a new report. By Lauren Markoe.
Could Romney lead the LDS? What are the bishops up to in Baltimore? And how gay-friendly is organized Judaism?
(RNS) Gay rights supporters are marking Election Day 2012 as a turning point in their quest for marriage equality as opponents deny a cultural shift in American attitudes. By Lauren Markoe.
"Election Day Communion" could be a cure for the partisan blues. Paul Ryan gets a truck stop blessing for his rosary. And will those Values Voters turn out?
(RNS) The Anti-Defamation League reported a 13 percent decline in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. in 2011, the lowest number recorded by the ADL in two decades. By Lauren Markoe
Stephen Prothero's take on God and the storm. Muslim support for Obama is strong but weaker. And the Catholic Church in Poland takes a stand against Halloween.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Rabbi Miri Gold recently won a landmark case before Israel's Supreme Court that will make her the first non-Orthodox rabbi on the Jewish state's payroll. On her American victory tour, she talked about religious freedom, her belated bat mitzvah, and why she believes in the separation of church and state. By Lauren Markoe.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The largest slice of Obama’s religious coalition -- at 23 percent -- is not very religious. They’re “nones,” also known as unaffiliated voters, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. By Lauren Markoe.
Tim Tebow tries for a trademark. Mormon mission applications skyrocket after the LDS Church lowers age requirements. And Election Day Communion seeks to heal the rifts between the faithful of all political persuasions.
(RNS) Dinesh D’Souza resigned as president of The King’s College Thursday (Oct. 18) amidst a scandal involving the married intellectual’s relationship with a woman who is not his wife.