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In Jerusalem, Jews, Muslims clash over mosque loudspeakers

By Michele Chabin JERUSALEM (RNS) The call of the muezzin, broadcast by loudspeakers on nearly 200 minarets, can be heard across Jerusalem’s hills and valleys, especially in the middle of the night, when the rest of the city is asleep. The post In Jerusalem, Jews, Muslims clash over mosque loudspeakers appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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COMMENTARY: Evangelical, pro-Israel and pro-Palestine

By Todd Deatherage WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelicals who want what’s best for Israel need to reconsider the narrative that some members of our community would have us believe. Our role cannot be one that supports the perpetuation of war and conflict; it has to be firmly rooted in the values of freedom, security and dignity for all God’s children. The post COMMENTARY: Evangelical, pro-Israel and pro-Palestine appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Does Mormon modesty mantra reduce women to sex objects?

By Peggy Fletcher Stack SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The church’s message remains largely the same: Cover up, lest you cause the males around you to sin. The post Does Mormon modesty mantra reduce women to sex objects? appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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COMMENTARY: A parched patch of prejudice

By Tom Ehrich (RNS) What’s next? Disobeying traffic signs because a gay-friendly city government put them up? Drawing down on a policeman because he happens to be gay? Obeying only those laws that no gay person supports or benefits from? The post COMMENTARY: A parched patch of prejudice appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Accidental Cuss * Drive-in Church * Pro-Gay GOP : Tuesday’s Roundup

By Lauren Markoe The pope says a bad word. Go to church and never leave your car. Big names in the GOP come out for gay marriage. The post Accidental Cuss * Drive-in Church * Pro-Gay GOP : Tuesday’s Roundup appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Supreme Court rejects asylum bid for German home-schooling family

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey (RNS) Advocates for Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their six children are now looking to Congress to pass a bill allowing the home-schooling family to remain in the U.S. The post Supreme Court rejects asylum bid for German home-schooling family appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Quote of the Day: Actor Matthew McConaughey

By Kevin Eckstrom “First off, I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to,” he said. “He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or another human hand. He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.” – Actor Matthew McConaughey, accepting his Oscar for best The post Quote of the Day: Actor Matthew McConaughey appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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COMMENTARY: Pope Francis, Marc Chagall and the Jews

By Noam E. Marans NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis is a devoted fan of artist Marc Chagall, and his favorite is Chagall’s “White Crucifixion,” which depicts Jesus on the cross, wrapped in a Jewish prayer shawl and encircled by scenes of endangered Jews. That tells us a lot about this pope, and the future of Christian-Jewish relations. The post COMMENTARY: Pope Francis, Marc Chagall and the Jews appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Bhutan takes a second look at phallus worship

By Tara Limbu THIMPHU, Bhutan (RNS) Bhutan’s phallic worship is getting a second look. The age-old tradition is being reconsidered — to preserve its rich narratives, as artistic inspiration and as a tool for religious belief. The post Bhutan takes a second look at phallus worship appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Archbishop’s pricey retirement home spurs giving backlash

By Mark Mueller NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Parishioners, infuriated by Archbishop John J. Myers’ addition to a lavish retirement home, say they’re cutting off contributions entirely or sharply curtailing them. The post Archbishop’s pricey retirement home spurs giving backlash appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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Ultra-Orthodox protest military draft law in Jerusalem

By Michele Chabin (RNS) The rally, part protest, part prayer vigil, was organized by the religious and political leadership of the insular haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community in Israel, which strongly opposes mandatory conscription on the grounds that it would tear yeshiva students from their full-time religious studies. The post Ultra-Orthodox protest military draft law in Jerusalem appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service...
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