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David Rosen

David Rosen is an author at Religion News Service.

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Saudi Arabia again leads interfaith understanding — this time on its own soil

By David Rosen — May 24, 2022
(RNS) — A forum in Riyadh for Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist leaders reflects remarkable changes.

The religious foundations of Arab-Israel peace

By David Rosen — March 26, 2021
(RNS) — If we aspire to forge truly sustainable peace between people, we must also invoke the values and identities by which they define their lives.

This won’t be the first ‘social distancing’ Passover

By David Rosen — April 2, 2020
(RNS) — Judaism has a long tradition of isolation in times of contagion, but this Passover many Jews are trying to strike a balance between technology and true community.

What Pope Francis’ visit to Auschwitz means to the Jews

By David Rosen — August 5, 2016
JERUSALEM (RNS) The memory of past hostility toward the Jews enables us to appreciate the remarkable Catholic-Jewish reconciliation of the last 50 years.

50 years of Christian-Jewish revolution: What we can all learn (COMMENTARY)

By David Rosen — February 13, 2015
(RNS) If one religion can go from seeing another as contemptible and condemnable, to one that is respected and beloved, it can surely serve as a model for humanity at large.

Why we have to take the Saudis’ interfaith offer seriously

By David Rosen — November 27, 2012
(RNS) — The King Abdullah Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue has come from the very heart of the Muslim world.

Declining Vulture Population Impacts Zoroastrian Death Rites

By David Rosen — March 28, 2007
c. 2007 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Not only do the Zoroastrians in India (called Parsis) face declining numbers, there is another disappearing population that threatens their sacred traditions: vultures. The predatory birds are integral to the community’s traditional death ritual. At the top of a building in Mumbai called the “Towers of Silence,” the Parsis […]

Zoroastrianism 101

By David Rosen — March 28, 2007
c. 2007 Religion News Service Good and Evil Zoroastrians believe their God, Ahura Mazda, created all that is good in the world and gave humans the ability to make choices. One of those choices is evil. Evil is a force in the world called Angra Mainyu, but it was neither created by Ahura Mazda nor […]

Zoroastrians, Divided Over Conversion, Face a Shrinking Future

By David Rosen — March 28, 2007
c. 2007 Religion News Service CHICAGO _ As a high school boy in Minnesota, Joseph Peterson spent the late 1960s reading at the local library, passing over Mad Magazine or sci-fi novels in favor of ancient religious texts. The scripture of the Zoroastrians _ the faith of the old Persian Empire _ captured the Christian […]
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