What to know about the Sikh independence movement following US accusation that activist was targeted
By Sheikh Saaliq — December 1, 2023
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Sikh independence movement eventually became a bloody armed insurgency that shook India in the 1970s and 1980s.R
Israel’s mosaic of Jewish ethnic groups is key to understanding the country
By David L. Graizbord — December 1, 2023
(The Conversation) — The diversity of Israel’s Jewish population has been a source of tensions, but also strength, over the decades.
Leading African ecumenical group elects first female president
By Fredrick Nzwili — November 30, 2023
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The Rev. Lydia Chituku Neshangwe, a Presbyterian minister, became the first woman to lead the ecumenical All Africa Conference of Churches.
Cardinal Tobin: Faith leaders can influence the world on climate change
By Joseph W. Tobin — November 30, 2023
(RNS) — We must align our spiritual values with our actions toward the planet and each other.
Opposing communities plan separate memorial services for Carlton Pearson
By Adelle M. Banks — November 29, 2023
(RNS) — ‘I want to show diversity,’ Pearson said in a recording near the end of his life, which has ended up being shown through the range of services.
Argentina’s new president takes spiritual pilgrimage toward radical political change
By Eduardo Campos Lima — November 29, 2023
(RNS) — The country’s president-elect, who overcame the opposition of the Catholic left, talks of converting to Judaism as he awaits his inauguration. But political observers say the country’s economic crisis will soon make him too busy to dally with religious questions, personal or public.
Poll: Less than half of Jewish college students feel safe on campus
By Yonat Shimron — November 29, 2023
(RNS) — The poll of 3,084 American college students, of whom 527 were Jewish, comes amid an alarming rise in incidents of both antisemitism and Islamophobia as Israel and Hamas wage war.
An Indian official plotted to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader in New York, US prosecutors say
By Ashok Sharma and Larry Neumeister — November 29, 2023
NEW YORK (AP) — India had set up a high-level inquiry after U.S. authorities raised concerns with New Delhi that its government may have had knowledge of a plot to kill a Sikh separatist leader on American soil.
German-Israeli singer admits he lied when accusing hotel of antisemitism in a video that went viral
By Kirsten Grieshaber — November 29, 2023
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's leading Jewish group, which initially stood behind the singer, sharply condemned him after his surprise confession.
Pope cancels trip to Dubai for UN climate conference on doctors’ orders while recovering from flu
By Nicole Winfield — November 29, 2023
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope revealed Sunday that he had lung inflammation but said at the time that he still planned to go to Dubai.
Pope Francis cancels trip to Dubai for COP28 upon doctor’s advice
By Claire Giangravé — November 28, 2023
(RNS) — On Saturday, the Vatican had announced that the pope was sick with the flu.
In Gaza, the cease-fire accentuates the barbarity of the war
By Omar Suleiman — November 28, 2023
(RNS) — The relative quiet is only a reminder that the status quo in Gaza is cruelty.
Pope Francis getting antibiotics intravenously for lung problem, limiting appointments, Vatican says
By Associated Press — November 28, 2023
ROME (AP) — The Vatican’s press office said on Monday that the inflammation was causing some respiratory difficulties for Francis.
Tens of thousands march against antisemitism in London including UK ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson
By Sylvia Hui — November 28, 2023
LONDON (AP) —Johnson was joined by U.K. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and other senior government officials at the march to express solidarity with the Jewish community.
Fighting antisemitism and Islamophobia in one breath
By Elyse Wechterman — November 27, 2023
(RNS) — This is not a time to turn our back on interfaith and interethnic partnerships.