Tag: Judaism

Why I am committed to building relationships with those from different religious and ethical traditions – 1

Krista Dalton, State of Formation, Mar.07 The call for interreligious discourse runs deep within my personal and academic story. When I was a young girl, I grew up in the predominantly Mormon city of Salt Lake. I naively forged intimate…

Faith leaders unite behind call to change financial system

Ekklesia, Jan.24 In response to the European debt crisis, thirty-seven Church of England bishops have signed a multifaith statement calling for debt audits in Europe, cancelling the unjust debts of the most indebted nations, more progressive taxation and control of…

Muslim-Jewish marriages herald a brave new world

Jonathan Romain, The Guardian – Comment is free, Jan.19 Muslims and Jews in the UK are beginning to get together – a living example to the Middle East peace process. Something surprising is beginning to emerge in marriage patterns between…

Remember MLK’s Dream by Supporting American Muslims

Rabbi Marc Schneier and Russell Simmons, Huffington Post, Jan.17 On Jan. 7, exactly two weeks before we are to simultaneously celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and inaugurate Barack Obama to his second term as President of…

Jesus ‘Used to Be Jewish’? That’s Not What the Gospels Say

Bernard Starr, Huffington Post, Jan.17 When I interviewed Christians and Jews for my book “Jesus Uncensored: Restoring the Authentic Jew,” I heard over and over “everyone knows Jesus was Jewish.” But when I dug a little deeper I discovered that…

Vatican says calling Jews ‘enemies’ of the church is unacceptable

Alessandro Speciale, Religious News Service, Jan.07 The Vatican reaffirmed its commitment to dialogue with Jews on Monday (Jan. 7) after the head of a traditionalist breakaway group called them “enemies of the Church.” The Vatican chief spokesman, the Rev. Federico…

Berlin art show explores tradition and taboo in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Ruby Russell, ENInews, Jul.17, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5801 An exhibition showing this summer in Berlin entitled “Journey to Jerusalem: Artistic Positions Between Religion, Tradition and Taboo” brings together the work of ten artists who deal with the place of religion in contemporary life.…

What place do people of faith have at Occupy Everywhere?

Jonathan Oskins, State of Formation, Oct.23, www.stateofformation.org/2011/10/what-place-do-people-of-faith-have-at-occupy-everywhere/ News agencies were already slow to cover the movement in New York, so it is no surprise that reporting on the involvement of religious people at Occupy Together took even longer. But the…

German Jews praise Pope but warn on Pius XII and Holocaust

Tom Heneghan, Reuters, Sep.21, www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/22/us-pope-germany-jews-idUSTRE78L50L20110922 Germany’s small Jewish community praised Pope Benedict on Thursday for stressing the common roots of Christianity and Judaism but warned him it would be hurt if he honors wartime Pope Pius XII, who it said…

After 9/11, four tasks for religion

Eric Yoffie, Washington Post, Sep.10, www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/after-sept-11-four-tasks-for-religion/2011/09/10/gIQA9h4kHK_blog.html Ten years ago this weekend, a terror attack changed the world and changed America forever. It left Americans frightened and dismayed, and filled American hearts with bewilderment and enduring rage. We stand here today…