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What would Maimonides say about Dennis Prager?

By Mark Silk — November 12, 2021
(RNS) — The 12th-century Jewish scholar would likely have called him a majnūn.

In praise of Archbishop Gómez’s anti-racism

By Charles C. Camosy — November 12, 2021

Gal Gadot represents. Seriously.

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 11, 2021
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Empowering Muslims to tell their own stories

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — A newly funded fellowship for Muslim artists puts power into the hands of Muslim creatives.

Gomez, painting Catholics as victims, goes after his woke oppressors

By Thomas Reese — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — Archbishop Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, attacked movements of ‘social justice,’ ‘wokeness,’ ‘identity politics,’ ‘intersectionality’ and ‘successor ideology’ as pseudo-religions.

Jacqui Lewis: In a divided America, no one is saved until everyone is saved

By Jana Riess — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — ‘The pendulum has swung so far to the right. And that’s not right,’ says the Rev. Jacqui Lewis. But the solution to tribalism isn’t more tribalism; it’s love — starting with love of self.

Why Black artists are essential freedom fighters

By Andre Henry — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Art is more than just a companion for activism.

They returned to synagogue. Now what?

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — What we do not know yet is simply this: When they can come back to live, in-person worship, will they?

New film offers a portrait of New Orleans, told through its unique jazz funerals

By Mark Silk — November 5, 2021
(RNS) — 'City of a Million Dreams' is based on the book of the same name by renowned New Orlean's journalist Jason Berry.

The Republican Jewish Coalition blew it

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 4, 2021
(RNS) — A Jewish group invites Trump to address them. This is the definition of shanda.

Caught between hope and despair on climate change

By Thomas Reese — November 4, 2021
(RNS) — One source of hope is religious leaders’ almost unanimous support for taking action.

Meet the Hindu god Rama, an immigrant

By Khyati Y. Joshi — November 4, 2021
(RNS) — How the Diwali story lights our path in the U.S.

Truth, justice and the torturing of tolerance

By Karen Swallow Prior — November 3, 2021
(RNS) — Too many in the church have tolerated too much for too long.

No, Jewish characters do not require Jewish actors

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 3, 2021
(RNS) — The problem of gentiles playing Jews? Is this really a thing?

What’s a ‘white evangelical’ anyway? It’s hard to pin down

By Jana Riess — October 29, 2021
(RNS) — How do you define white evangelicalism? A fascinating new book argues that people are what they read, so let's start by looking at bestselling novels.
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