(RNS) — It spreads a message that many Africans say is too rarely heard: that people from different religious groups on the continent can be each other's heroes.
Was Rick in Casablanca Jewish? A guide to the hidden Jews of the cinema.
A look at the best and worst dressed at the 2016 Academy Awards...with a bite
Can "Hollywood" talk about rape culture for a minute?
There is a tiny inaccuracy in "Son of Saul." It only makes the film more sacred.
(RNS) Hungarian actor Geza Rohrig was no ordinary actor among Oscar contenders. He is a poet, novelist and teacher -- and most of all an Orthodox Jew.
(RNS) The diminution of investigative reporting places a deeper responsibility on faith communities to seek out the truth and to insist on transparency from authorities.
The Oscars are narcissistic, indulgent, and a ridiculous waste of time for any serious-minded person. Except when they're not.
Joni Eareckson Tada, a well-known Christian writer and quadriplegic, is the voice behind this year's biggest Oscar upset, the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the film of the same name. She talks about her surprise at the song's nomination, singing on half-capacity lungs, and what she would wear to the Academy Awards.
The larger issue is this: Is it *ever* appropriate to call a woman or a girl a cunt?
No joke, he was asked to leave. And he was sober. But a nun is going to the Oscars. Jesuits want bishops to tone down the "war on religion" chatter. China may invite religious freedom envoy. And Richard Dawkins needs to Google Darwin.