(RNS) — The return follows an investigation the museum is conducting on the origins of more than 3,000 items in its collection.
Arts & Media
Religion News Service reports on how religion influences and shapes today’s arts and media.
MOSHAV BEIT MEIR, Israel (RNS) — After a fire destroyed his life's work two years ago, American-Israeli painter Yoram Raanan finds new inspiration for paintings that depict key scenes from the Torah.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Voices of Reason, thought to be the only atheist choir in the U.S., performs at events for other religious skeptics while offering the benefits of community for its church-adverse members.
(RNS) — 'I suppose if there is anything I could say I reject, it is the idea that God’s love and acceptance is dependent on our right belief. I no longer see how that could be possible,' said Audrey Assad.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernstein's lifelong effort to find the solution to 'the 20th century crisis of faith' through music is on moving, and sometimes surprising, display at Philadelphia's National Museum of American Jewish History.
(The Conversation) — In the 1960s many Americans may have only known Hinduism through meditation, but the story of this country’s relationship with Hinduism is much longer and more complex.
(RNS) — The award-winning comedy celebrates postwar Jewish success.
(RNS) For Prince, who died in April 2016, 'every song was either a prayer or foreplay.'
(RNS) — A trip to the Holy Land in 1867 launched Twain from local journalist to international satirist and cemented his skepticism of organized religion.
"if you don't care what anyone else thinks about you, you can easily find yourself locked in an echo-chamber," Jacobs says.
(RNS) — The celebrity journalist charts his path back to faith amidst the 'me, me, me' culture of Hollywood in his new book.
(RNS) Get serious with this list of 10 new or recently released books with religion (or no religion) between the covers.
(RNS) — India has filed a complaint against an Australian ad showing a pantheon of gods, including the Hindu deity Ganesh, promoting lamb as "the meat we can all eat." The problem — Ganesh, being Hindu, is a vegetarian.
(RNS) — 'There are simply fewer religion writers today. They have either been laid off or jumped ship before they got pushed out.'
The following is an adaptation from “Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God.” I have decided to feature it here because it was one of the most profound and readable theological reflections that I’ve encountered in my life. I highly...