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    Watch video excerpts of the Anti-Defamation League’s new CEO Jonathan Greenblatt talking about this season’s campaign rhetoric, US-relations with Israel, and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. More

    May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Donald Trump and the evangelical vote; frontier Mormons and control of the vast lands of the American West; and a dwindling Jewish community says goodbye to its historic synagogue on the Malabar Coast.
     
     

    May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Evangelicals have long been a key constituency for the Republican Party, but this year they are deeply divided over whether to support presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Host Bob Abernethy and managing editor Kim Lawton discuss the GOP’s dilemma over evangelical voters and the search for unity in a sharply divided party. More

    May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Does the federal government control so much Western land that it even violates some religious beliefs? Says historian Will Bagley: “I’ve found distinct similarities between what sagebrush rebels believe and what frontier Mormons believe. Both parties believe states’ rights are second only to scripture. The government persecutes them because they’re righteous, and they’re the only true patriots. They love the Constitution, but they hate the government.” More

    May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “The coming generation must know that there was a Jewish community here,” says Professor C. Karmachandran, who heads a local historic committee struggling to preserve Jewish heritage along India’s Malabar Coast. “One of the most important criticisms that India faces at present is religious intolerance, and this is a lesson of tolerance.” More

    May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Religious arbitration is replacing settlement of disputes in courts of law; Christian filmmakers have growing success with low-budget, big-screen features marketed through churches; and on Yom HaShoah visitors to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum recite the names of those who … More

    May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “At its best, religious arbitration is an opportunity for two parties who have shared religious values to resolve those disputes in accordance with their religious values,” says Pepperdine University Law School professor and rabbi  Michael Helfand. More

    May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I get stopped all the time because of the faith-based movies. People say please make more. They would come up to me and say we love this. We want more. Please tell Hollywood to make more like this,” says actor Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the hit film “God’s Not Dead.” More

    May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Reading the names makes me feel like I could continue their memories, since there are not many people left to even remember them, no place to visit their remains.” More

    May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “If you were to identify Catholic prophets in the twentieth century,” says Georgetown University professor Chester Gillis, Daniel Berrigan “would be right there with Dorothy Day or Thomas Merton.” His activism, adds Gillis, is “rooted in prayer. It is done out of the commitment to the Gospel. That differentiates it from all the other secular movements” Daniel Berrigan, SJ died on April 30, 2016. He was 94 years old. More

    May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments