WASHINGTON (RNS) — Officials said their decision-making process concerning the windows sped up after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month.
(RNS) — 'Idolatry is counter to any religious idea worth its weight in salt. We Jews have a name for the tearing down of images that amplify and idolize racist hatred, anti-Semitism or bigotry of any kind. ... We call it: Judaism,' writes Rabbi Aaron Alexander.
(RNS) A statue of the Rev. Junipero Serra, canonized by Pope Francis but denounced by some Native Americans, was vandalized in Los Angeles.
The Band was wrong. The ideas that animated "Dixie" deserve to be "driven down."
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has released an Arabic-language guidebook, the first of its kind, which aims to bring the culture of the Catholic Church to a new audience. Titled “The Vatican, its Significance and its Monuments,” the book hit bookstores around the Holy See late last month.
(REUTERS) Archaeologists compare the assault on Nimrud to the Taliban's destruction of Afghanistan's Bamiyan Buddha statues in 2001. But the damage being wreaked by the Islamic State to ancient monuments and places of worship is even more relentless and wide-ranging.