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Women of the Wall pluck Torah scroll across partition to women’s section  
04-22-2015From around the web
By MICHELE CHABIN | JERUSALEM (RNS) For the first time in its 26-year history, the feminist prayer group Women of the Wall managed to read from a full-sized Torah scroll Monday (April 20) after one...

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The Presidential Religion Parade (so far)  
04-20-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen conjectures religion's role in the upcoming presidential race. ...

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Panel offers pastors advice on becoming ‘ministers of reconciliation’ in African-American communities  
04-16-2015From around the web
By CHRISTOPHER HUTTON | ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) Christian ministers should establish relationships with law enforcement, seek ways to become moral authorities in their communities and listen. Those were the ...

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Why conservatives want Obama to say ‘Islamic’ terrorism  
04-14-2015From around the web
By TREVIN WAX (RNS) When Sen. Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for president, the Texas Republican asked the audience at Liberty University to “imagine a president who says, ‘We will stand up and defe...

Ruth Morris
China, an officially atheist country, promotes Buddhism  
04-13-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen reflects on the latest episode of our God and Government series, ini which we explore the Chinese government's peculiar relationship with Buddhism. ...

Deal with Iran breathes new life into the world of diplomacy  
04-13-2015Maureen's Corner
Maureen remarks on the diplomatic happenings on Holy Thursday this year...a preliminary agreement to the Iran nuclear talks. ...

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The problem with creating ‘Christian’ versions of things (COMMENTARY)  
04-13-2015From around the web
By SCOTT CHRISTIAN | NEW YORK (RNS) If someone offered you the chance to live in a world designed to look and feel like the real one, but is actually a tidier, more ordered Stepford-ish facsimile, would...