Israel's chief rabbis are among the Jews in Israel and abroad who
have strongly condemned an arson attack on a mosque in northern Israel.
The rabbis made a solidarity visit to the Israeli Arab village of
Tuba-Zangariyye, near Galilee, on October 3, soon after vandals torched
Berlin, Germany, October 7 (ENInews)--As more Muslims become part of European society, German universities have begun courses aimed at helping Islamic clergy (imams) and religious teachers understand German culture, including Christianity and Judaism.
As the lead guitarist of the world's preeminent rock band and a
prolific song writer, the Beatles' George Harrison has secured his place
in pop culture history. But his greatest legacy may be the way his
decades-long spiritual quest shaped the ways the West looks at God,
gurus and life.
Geneva, October 6 (ENInews)--An organization supported by Mennonites has made a significant contribution to the Lutheran church's work at refugee camps serving the Horn of Africa, a gesture that both groups said is a practical expression of a reconciliation that was celebrated last year.
ROME (RNS) The Jews of old wandered the wilderness for 40 years before
entering the Promised Land. For the exiled Jews of Libya, it's already
The struggle to reopen a synagogue in Libya, 44 years after the
forced departure of the country's last Jews, is emerging as a
high-profile test of the new Libyan government's commitment to freedom
in the post-Moammar Gadhafi era.
(RNS) Radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may be dead, but the
power of the Internet means he won't soon be forgotten. And that,
experts say, could make him just as dangerous dead as he was alive.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday (Oct.
5) on religious exemptions to employment law, and advocates for greater
church autonomy say several justices seemed to be on their side.
(RNS) Two recent books argue that explorers Christopher Columbus and
Vasco da Gama were more like Christian crusaders than greedy mercenaries
or curious adventurers. Other historians, however, remain skeptical.
Tokyo, October 4 (ENInews)--Shigeaki Hinohara, a Japanese Christian doctor who has carved out a reputation as an expert on healthy aging, marked his 100th birthday on October 4 by contemplating the potential for celebrating his 110th.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (RNS/ENInews) Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams
will visit Zimbabwe in a show of support for Anglicans who are under
siege from a renegade ex-bishop who plans to snub the leader of the
worldwide Anglican Communion.