India’s transnational extrajudicial murders are global religious nationalism
By Tarunjit Singh Butalia — December 1, 2023
(RNS) — But there is a deeper issue in US-India relations that needs parsing.
From radical chic to Jew-hatred chic
By Jeffrey Salkin — December 1, 2023
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Stoicism and spirituality: A philosopher explains how more Americans’ search for meaning is turning them toward the classics
By The Conversation — December 1, 2023
(The Conversation) — Stoicism isn’t just a set of ideas; it’s meant to be put into practice. The ancient philosophy is finding new fans through online communities.
Israel’s mosaic of Jewish ethnic groups is key to understanding the country
By The Conversation — December 1, 2023
(The Conversation) — The diversity of Israel’s Jewish population has been a source of tensions, but also strength, over the decades.
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.
Hindu nationalists notwithstanding, barring caste discrimination is not anti-Hindu
By Mark Silk — November 29, 2023
(RNS) — A new federal court decision said it found no evidence of bias in Cal State’s policy.
‘Godzilla Minus One’ offers a profound critique of war and American pop culture
By Jim McDermott — November 29, 2023
(RNS) — The lizard god returns as a complex character reflecting his roots in postwar fears of nuclear weapons.
In Gaza, the cease-fire accentuates the barbarity of the war
By Paul O'Donnell — November 28, 2023
(RNS) — The relative quiet is only a reminder that the status quo in Gaza is cruelty.
How should Jews think about war?
By Jeffrey Salkin — November 28, 2023
(RNS) — As the old rock song put it: ‘War — what is it good for?’ It is a very old question and it is not easy to answer.
The challenges of being a religious scientist
By The Conversation — November 28, 2023
(The Conversation) — Stereotypes about religion vs. science are overblown – but those assumptions can create challenges for religious grad students, a sociologist finds.
In a world where Christ is king, authoritarian leaders can only be antichrists
By Thomas Reese — November 27, 2023
(RNS) — Today's anti-democratic leaders are promising to deliver justice by any means necessary.
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.
From past to present, Jews speak out in one voice
By Beth Kissileff — November 24, 2023
(RNS) — What does it mean for Jews to speak out at this moment?
We need to hear from the presidential candidates about poverty
By David Beckmann — November 24, 2023
(RNS) — Our leadership should be responsive to those who come to mind in our Thanksgiving prayers.