Julia Neuberger


Julia Neuberger is a trustee of the British Council, Jewish Care, and the Booker Prize Foundation, as well as founding trustee of the Walter and Liesel Schwab Charitable Trust.

Stories by Julia Neuberger

For Jewish women, slow but genuine progress

On International Women’s Day, this series answering, “Is religion good for women?” runs in collaboration with the Tony Blair Faith … Continued

Christmas belongs to Christians

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Rally for humility

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Mixed faiths a mixed blessing

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

‘Islamic terrorism’ an unacceptable term

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Arizona’s moral failure

Of course we in the affluent parts of the world have a moral obligation to help the less fortunate, including … Continued

Courts must reflect the people they serve

I do not believe religion matters in the composition of a court. There has been something of a parallel in … Continued

Social justice rooted in the Bible

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

Heaven is here

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

resignation
If a Pastor Loses Faith — Resign First

Part 26 of the OnFaith Forum “Disbelief in the Pulpit.”

Ethics of stem cell research

When we have had discussions about stem cell research and use of pre-embryos in the UK in recent years, it … Continued

How to study sacred texts

Q: Should a layperson read sacred texts alone, without the help of clergy or community? How do you read and … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI has offered a number of apologies recently — for

The fact that the Pope has apologised for various things in recent > months is excellent. It makes it clear … Continued

Reactions to shooting at US Holocaust Museum

The Holocaust Museum shooting is horrific. We do not know for certain what the motive was, but can only suspect … Continued

Former President Jimmy Carter, writing this month on behalf of a dozen world leaders including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, condemned “the male interpretations of religious texts” that have “provided a reason or excuse for the deprivation of women’s e

Former President Jimmy Carter, writing this month on behalf of a dozen world leaders including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, … Continued

What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of faith and Why?

The best case for God to a sceptic or unbeliever is a combination of all these things. But for me … Continued

Proposed health-care reform legislation includes a provision that allows Medicare to pay for “end-of-life” counseling for seniors and their families who request it. The provision — which Sarah Palin erroneously described as “death panels” for seniors —

End of life care in no way rations health care in the United Kingdom. What it does is to recognise … Continued

God Gave us Minds to Use to Improve Life

When we have had discussions about stem cell research and use of pre-embryos in the UK in recent years, it … Continued

Domestic Violence More About Culture Than Religion

Some religions have given women, particularly, a second class status and have allowed husbands to beat their wives. Most religions … Continued

Even When Our Brother is a Loser

Yes, we are our brother’s keeper economically and in all ways. Indeed, we are taught by the rabbis that you … Continued