(RNS) — Vanessa Ochs’ new book, ‘The Passover Haggadah: A Biography,’ recounts how this wine-stained ritual manual, handed to each participant around the seder table, evolved. And no, she doesn’t think the coronavirus will emerge as the 11th plague.
(RNS) — In a year that has seen the deaths of thousands to a virulent virus sweeping the world, many are welcoming a focus on the health of the planet and finding it especially meaningful in a time of social isolation.
(RNS) — The Trappist monks of New Melleray Abbey have always given away child caskets. Now they're offering adult caskets to people in need.
(RNS) — Some New Yorkers have questioned whether the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital would treat LGBTQ patients equally.
(RNS) — The field hospital, which is expected to open Tuesday (March 31), will allow Mount Sinai Hospital additional surge capacity as New York City grapples with an overstretched medical system.
(RNS) — Written by two little-known poets, both poems preach slowing down, becoming more mindful, seeking out stillness and finding connection with humankind (without touching).
(RNS) — Best known for his popular books debunking the central assumptions of Christian Scriptures, the New Testament scholar continues this quest in his latest book, ‘Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife.’
(RNS) — Denominational leaders were concerned about the risk of contagion, but finances also played a role. With many churches closed, leaders did not want churches spending stretched resources on travel.
(RNS) — It presents particular challenges to Orthodox Jews, especially on Shabbat, a time when many refrain from using any electronic devices.
(RNS) — Rabbi Raachel Jurovics is now rabbi-in-residence at the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina — one of a handful of such posts in Episcopal dioceses.
(RNS) — The donation of the field hospital in Cremona, in northern Italy’s hardest-hit Lombardy region, represents one of the largest faith-based responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
CARY, N.C. (RNS) — Howard Shulman didn’t know it at the time, but his donation of the photographs came just as the Vatican was opening its archives into Pope Pius XII's wartime conduct.
(RNS) — The decision by the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County stipulated that all services, classes and celebrations should be canceled and that kosher restaurants under the group's jurisdiction serve only takeout.
(RNS) — Her new book, ‘The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism,’ is intended as a wake-up call — directed at more liberal Christians concerned with the fusion of God and country.
(RNS) — The former journalist who founded the Catholic Worker movement was a committed Catholic who gave her life to the cause of the poor, yet also disdained government assistance.