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Is Christian-owned Hobby Lobby boycotting Hanukkah?

RNS () — Hanukkah comes early this year. But it apparently never comes to Hobby Lobby. The national craft store … Continued

Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green unveils ‘oldest Jewish prayer book ever found’

AUSTIN, Texas — Evangelical businessman Steve Green on Thursday (Oct. 26) unveiled what he called “the oldest Jewish prayer book … Continued

Southern Baptist Richard Land passes baton to Russell Moore

WASHINGTON — In a generational changing of the guard, Southern Baptists are gaining a new advocate for their values in … Continued

Girls go to the Western Wall

This past February, we took 16 8th grade students from Congregation Beth Elohim on a trip to Israel. With little … Continued

Orthodoxy and equality at the Western Wall

A few days ago a compromise; now a controversy. So it goes when religious sensibilities clash. This week, the remarkable … Continued

Jews trek to the Mojave Desert for a visceral Passover

More than 3,000 years ago, the Israelites escaped bondage in Egypt and made themselves into a nation in the Sinai … Continued

Former rector of nation’s largest Episcopal church becomes a Catholic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The former rector of the nation’s largest Episcopal church has become a Roman Catholic. The Rev. Larry … Continued

Methodists to debate gay clergy and same-sex unions

As nearly 1,000 delegates from across the world gather in Tampa, Fla., for the United Methodist Church’s General Conference, gay … Continued

Man spends 12 months practicing 12 different religions, and finds peace at year’s end

LUMBERTON, N.C. — Andrew Bowen sat yoga-style in his armchair, absent-mindedly fingering a set of Muslim prayer beads in his … Continued

Why we need the Haggadah

I recently went to England to speak about “New American Haggadah.” When I arrived at Heathrow, I was interrogated by … Continued

Breakaway Anglicans ordered to return property by April 30

A Virginia judge has ordered seven congregations that broke from the Episcopal Church to return all property to the local … Continued

Evangelicals too sexy?

It’s too early to call it, but if evangelicals keep their frenetic pace up, 2012 will be the year they … Continued

The good and the bad of the new mass translation

Cindy Yamanaka, AP Laura DeRosa of Mission Viejo, center, prays at the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. on … Continued

A Muslim Goes to Temple For His First Rosh Hashanah

I took a long sigh when the five-hour service at my local Jewish synagogue was over, but I learned a lot from it.

Jewish High Holidays for newcomers

By Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky The Jewish High Holidays begin on September 8, and for synagogues, that means undertaking complex … Continued

Summer spirit

“In Summer, in the open air, I seek my Sabbath house of prayer Among the friendly trees, Beneath a blue … Continued

Like Nike, Judaism says ‘just do it!’

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … Continued

God’s requirements for building a just society

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

Interfaith light in the darkness

By Tamara Millerrabbi, chaplain Several months following the tragic and untimely death of Officer Stephen Johns at the Holocaust Museum … Continued

Our faith and health experts

The Rev. Dr. Anne C. Brower is senior chaplain and director of the Healing Ministry at the Washington National Cathedral. … Continued