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Pope Francis sends e-mail on Holocaust to American Jewish leader

Pope Francis offers contributes to renewal of Catholic-Jewish relations in the form of a personal e-mail.

No government shutdown: A biblical case for government

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg Good government is not the enemy of the people, either in the Bible, or today in … Continued

Muslims reflect on the Holocaust

May 18-24 felt like a lifetime: emotional, exhausting, and exhilarating, as amid the horror of the Holocaust, we escorted a … Continued

Florida’s anti-Sharia law problematic, and not only for Muslims

State lawmakers around the country have proposed bills to effectively make sharia law illegal. FOR GOD’S SAKE | Having handily … Continued

The state of anti-sharia bills

Earlier this month, before the furor over several proposed abortion bills threw Virginia into the national spotlight, another controversial bill … Continued

Biblical Satan and GOP rhetoric: Is the enemy within?

Who is Satan and what is he doing in our presidential politics? The figure of Satan is popularly understood as … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI, Julian Assange, and John Galliano’s Jewish news

When Pope Benedict, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and designer John Galliano are all on the front page at the same time, … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI, Julian Assange, and John Galliano’s Jewish news

When Pope Benedict, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and designer John Galliano are all on the front page at the same time, … Continued

‘Blood libel,’ social sin and Sarah Palin

By Elizabeth Tenety Sarah Palin released a nearly eight-minute video Wednesday morning that says that those who imply she bears … Continued

Jerusalem: The heart of Israel, the heart of the Jewish people

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft We all have our lines in the sand. One of mine is the insidious historical revisionism … Continued

The theology of Harry Potter

In the world of the Harry Potter books (and films), good and evil aren’t abstract, and they aren’t polar opposites, … Continued

Jewish reflections on America’s relationship with Islam

By Rabbi Steve Gutow Last week two disturbing incidents occurred that I hope and pray are not the start of … Continued

Muslim leaders telling truths at Auschwitz

By Rabbi Jack Bemporad and Professor Marshall Breger During a time of raw hostility in the Middle East and heated … Continued

Is PR disaster worth it?

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Report:Pro-Earth/ Tisha B’Av rally, US Capitol, July 20

About 200 people took part in a unique fusion of political rally, multireligious prayer, and Tisha b’Av observance at noon … Continued

Presbyterian report condemns Israeli policies in Palestinian territories

By David Waters America’s largest Presbyterian denomination is preparing for a contentious General Assembly next month as delegates will be … Continued

Pope decries child abuse; satraps try to prevent victim lawsuits

In recent weeks, Pope Benedict XVI has owned up to the pedophile priest scandal in more honest terms than he … Continued

Jewish Groups Argue Over Nazi Analogies

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Rush Limbaugh’s recent remarks comparing Democrats to Nazis has drawn widespread condemnation among Jewish groups, but … Continued

Obama Issues Day of Prayer Proclamation

By Jacqueline L. Salmon President Obama just issued his much-awaited proclamation for the National Day of Prayer today, calling on … Continued

Gay-Rights Groups Employ Faith to Push Bills

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Today, more than 300 clergy from a variety of faith and denominations will fan out over … Continued