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Leaders push for free Jewish preschool in US, Canada

RNS () — To keep younger Jews connected to Judaism, two top Jewish leaders are pushing free Jewish preschool for … Continued

COMMENTARY: Challenge and disruption

RNS () — I had the privilege of teaching a pastoral theology class at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, … Continued

What Prabhjot Singh’s attackers didn’t know about him

This summer, I walked through sweltering Harlem on a lazy, muggy afternoon to meet up with Prabhjot Singh. Friends at … Continued

Muslim mother seeks justice for the son she lost on 9/11

RNS () — It’s been five years now that Talat Hamdani has been able to talk about her son without … Continued

High holidays a juggling act of piety, politics for Jewish members of Congress

Being a Jewish member of Congress at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur — the most sacred days of the Jewish … Continued

Lifetree Cafes offer space for tough topics

WATERBURY, Conn. — On a recent Monday evening, a room inside Christ Community Church was transformed into a coffeehouse with … Continued

Is Kurdistan an Iraqi success story?

The 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war this week is a fitting occasion to consider the current … Continued

Canada names new minister for religious freedom

TORONTO — After nearly two years of delay, Canada on Tuesday (Feb. 19) finally named its ambassador for the Office … Continued

Finding the ‘living waters’

When I heard Jordan’s story, I knew I wouldn’t forget it. Jordan is a young medical practitioner who volunteered in … Continued

Still waiting for Obama to act

As I ran down to the White House with other Washington, D.C. college students to celebrate President Obama’s re-election in … Continued

Four priests, four friends: Bishops witness historic changes in Catholic life

Whether by accident, serendipity or divine design, four future heavyweights of American Catholicism found themselves in the Class of 1962 … Continued

Secularists see ‘HumanLight’ as new December holiday

Add another holiday to the December dilemma — HumanLight. In addition to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, secular humanists have added … Continued

Religious groups denounce anti-Muslim subway ads

Religious leaders are rallying against controversial ads placed in 10 New York City subway stations that insinuate that Muslims are … Continued

Muslim parents wrestle with passing on Islamic values

BOSTON — At 3:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning, nine Muslim parents anxiously watched the clock at an International House … Continued

Shining a light in Odessa

As a child, one of my favorite pleasures each week was going to synagogue with my parents. At the end … Continued

Sept. 11, 2001: Eleven years later, American Muslims are victims

AP Flags set on display by students at Norwich University in Northfield Vt. are seen on the upper parade ground … Continued

Q&A with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has spent most of his adult life trying to build interfaith and international bridges. But to … Continued

Blood on the hands of both sides in culture wars

Thank you, Family Research Council, for now conceding what conservative groups have been loath to acknowledge in recent years: the … Continued

Report shows 5,000+ multisite churches

The number of congregations that host worship services at more than one physical location has grown to more than 5,000 … Continued

Family Research Council shooting: A call for prayer to end violence

GETTY IMAGES Local and federal investigators work to gather evidence after a security guard was shot in the arm at … Continued