(RNS) — For queer Jews, the rainbow flag with the Star of David has nothing to do with Israel. They say it’s a Jewish symbol and an ancient one at that, predating the modern State of Israel by more than 1,500 years.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — Jerusalem's parade draws thousands of LGBTQ Israelis and their allies, to an event guarded by thousands of police. Unlike in Tel Aviv, known as one of the most LGBTQ-friendly cities in the world, Jerusalem's residents aren't always welcoming. Its pride parade has sparked controversy and, in at least one case, violence, in the past.
One of my favorite high school teachers died. Here is what we didn't know -- or thought we didn't know.
Blogger Jarrid Wilson's new book doesn't pull any punches in its criticism of mainstream Christianity. He claims many Jesus-followers merely have a religious outer shell.
As we begin 2015, here's a look back at the most read 'Faitheist' posts from last year—from whether or not atheists can be fundamentalists to why atheists shouldn't call religion a mental illness.
In a time when more and more atheists are encouraging their fellow nonbelievers to be "openly secular," I wonder if Boghossian sees any parallels between the celebratory spirit of LGBTQ pride and the joy many atheists find in being honest about what they believe.
I don't have much patience with the "more organic than thou" attitude. It smacks of privilege and judgmentalism.
A certain sect of Calvinist Christians are growing in prominence and influence, but certain trends are holding this faithful faction back from becoming a sustainable, mainstream movement.
The pastor of one of America's largest churches says men should "man up."
Peter Greer talks about the dark side of doing good.
The glitter has been swept up, the borrowed jewelry returned, and star-struck fans are left to process all that transpired last night. Another Grammy Awards has come and gone, ...