(RNS) — Jewish law requires that the shofar be heard in person. But with synagogues shuttered because of the coronavirus, many Jews are dusting off old ritual objects and taking online lessons so they can produce that clarion wail.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity said Gov. Gavin Newsom can stop the transfers of detainees from state prisons to immigration detention facilities by issuing an executive order.
(RNS) — ‘I think progressive Christianity is a sleeping giant,’ said the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Hatch Act, which was passed in 1939, prohibits executive branch employees from ‘engag(ing) in political activity’ while on duty.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — COVID-19 can’t keep 17,000 international students from taking a gap year in Israel.
(RNS) — In a video to air at the Democratic National Convention, Beals recounts the time Biden showed up unannounced at a shiva prayer service for an elderly woman who lived in a subsidized senior citizen high-rise.
(RNS) — Why do Black Lives Matter? Because for all of American history, as an important new book catalogs, they simply didn't.
(AP) — Rites that have been the bedrock of beliefs for centuries have evolved swiftly during the pandemic lockdown.
(RNS) — Just because it's been embraced by the religious right doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
(RNS) — Much of the world focused on President Harry Truman's explanation for using the bomb 75 years ago, but the Japanese I met had a different question.
(RNS) — He misspoke about Israel, but about Jewish education he was right.
(RNS) — Some of the biggest faith-based challenges of infertility may be existing in a family-centered community.
(RNS) — Congregations without bells can ‘honor in other appropriate ways, including moments of silence, changing church signs, and more,’ reads the interfaith request about Lewis.
(The Conversation) — Demons appear throughout Jewish and Christian texts, often as evil, supernatural beings that torment people.
(RNS) — A group of Jews has been gathering daily at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza to lament injustices against Black Americans. It will culminate Thursday (July 30), on Tisha B’Av, the Jewish day of mourning for the Jerusalem Temple.