WASHINGTON (RNS) — The incoming class of lawmakers is predominantly Christian, but several newcomers are expected to take the oath of office while placing their hands on books other than the Christian Bible.
WASHINGTON (RNS) On display are a 1654 Torah scroll, a page from the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon and a text written by a slave who wanted to pass on the essentials of his Muslim heritage.
(Reuters) 'Our glorious diversity - our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds - that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are,' Michelle Obama said.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Jewish religious authorities hold that Christmas trees have no place in public settings in predominantly Jewish areas in Israel. But Israelis are pushing back.