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Religion News Service

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Evangelical Christians Mobilize to Help Israelis Touched by War

Although support for Israel has dwindled among younger evangelicals, according to a 2021 poll, it remains a core value for most, a Pew survey released in May found.

Despite terrorist attacks, the people of Israel live

There is something uniquely heinous about attacking Israeli civilians during Jewish holidays and on the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.

Hindu and Jewish Americans Foster Kinship through Shared Traditions, Connections to Homeland

Hindu and Jewish organizations hope interreligious dialogue will aid in the broader goal of allyship between India, Israel and the United States.

‘On 9/11 there was a sense of unity in the country. We’ve taken a collective step back.’

“We were just standing up there, watching the smoke and the debris and the paper all around us, when suddenly, the second plane hit the World Trade Center. We were stunned. No one said anything. And then, all of a sudden, everyone’s pagers started going off. And that’s when I realized this was a mass casualty event.

Michael Curry Responds to Complaints of ‘Free Passes’ for Accused Bishops, Spokane Bishop Calls for Action

At least 55 Episcopal bishops signed a letter saying they are ‘angered by and deeply concerned about the perception — or the reality — that bishops get a free pass on behavioral issues.’

Sinead O’Connor Was a Rock Star and a Muslim. Why Did Obituaries Miss This?

The obscuring of Sinead O’Connor’s Muslim faith by the mainstream media suggests that the Islamic faith is still seen as somehow incompatible with show business. Few Muslim female singers reach global fame on this scale, so it is disappointing that so few in the media saw O’Connor’s brilliant life as a chance to challenge Islamophobia.

How a Mysterious Indian Religious Figure United Hindus and Muslims

Shirdi Sai Baba’s influence was monumental in shaping Indian spirituality. He encouraged both his Hindu and Muslim followers to read their respective holy texts to become the best versions of themselves. He rejected material offerings and spent his life in contemplation, eschewing orthodoxy.

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