When Jewish leaders say “I was wrong”
By Jeffrey Salkin — October 1, 2022
It takes moral courage to say that you were wrong. 'Tis the season to do so.
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How the great Muslim poet Rumi is helping today’s displaced youth find themselves
By Michael Wolfe — September 30, 2022
(RNS) — Some of Rumi’s best-known poems speak about uprootedness and the desire to relocate. Now they are helping refugee and US Muslim youth adjust.
Remembering Brother Andrew, a fearless smuggler of Bibles
By David Curry — September 29, 2022
(RNS) — He could not stand silent, knowing people were persecuted for their faith.
For many Mormons who question, Faith Matters is a spiritual lifeline
By Jana Riess — September 29, 2022
(RNS) — With a podcast, a magazine, a publishing imprint and a major in-person gathering in Salt Lake City in October, the young Faith Matters organization is on the move.
Iranian women have been rebelling against restrictions since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 – with renewed hope that protests this time will end differently
By The Conversation — September 29, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar of Iranian politics explains how Iranians have organized resistance movements for the past several decades while risking arrest and public flogging.
I wear hijab. I also respect any woman who chooses not to.
By Dilshad Ali — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — Iran’s ‘morality police’ focus on the hijab not to enforce Islam but to target vulnerable women.
As a country we’re in need of healing. Here’s how Shabbat can help.
By Aliza Kline — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — The ancient Jewish ritual of Shabbat, especially Friday night dinners, can help young adults navigate the obstacles to well-being.
The Jewish word that no one uses anymore
By Jeffrey Salkin — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — A word that comes straight out of the Jewish moral vocabulary list. Sometimes, it is about our own families.
Church’s use of anti-porn ‘shameware’ ignites Christian debates over sex and sin
By Jacob Lupfer — September 27, 2022
(RNS) — We need to be careful about how we outsource our accountability.
Synod on Synodality had its doubters, but it’s proving to be balm for ‘enduring wounds’
By Thomas Reese — September 27, 2022
(RNS) — Many wounds reported by laity are inflicted not by individuals but by the institution itself.
How are Gen Z Mormons doing with mental health?
By Jana Riess — September 26, 2022
(RNS) — Young Latter-day Saints who struggle with mental health say they depend on strong support from outside their homes.
‘Traditional’ Jewish American foods keep changing, with cookbooks playing an influential role in how Jews mark Rosh Hashana
By The Conversation — September 26, 2022
(The Conversation) — A historian of American Judaism explains how cookbooks across the 20th century have influenced and reflected the shifting tastes of American Jews.
Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne at a time of deep religious divisions and worked to bring tolerance
By The Conversation — September 26, 2022
(The Conversation) — Queen Elizabeth II encouraged tolerance in a multifaith United Kingdom. To appreciate the significance of her efforts, it is important to understand the country’s complicated religious history.