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    • Woman chosen to lead Religions for Peace as others urge greater female visibility August 22, 2019
      LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — Azza Karam, an expert who works with the U.N. on issues of religion and development, succeeds William Vendley, who has held the role since 1994. The post Woman chosen to lead Religions for Peace as others urge greater female visibility appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Adelle M. Banks
    • 2019 RNA Annual Conference August 22, 2019
      Each year, RNA’s Conference brings together religion reporters and scholars from across the country. Anticipated attendees include religion reporters at newspapers, online outlets, radio and television stations; experts and communicators of religion. Typical outlets include: The Associated Press, CBS News, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Religion News Service and dozens of […]
      Emily Churchill
    • President Trump’s ‘expression of concern’ commendable, rabbis say August 21, 2019
      The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 1000 traditional rabbis in matters of public policy, today expressed thanks to President Trump for his expression of concern for Jewish interests, and both rejected and deplored comparisons of the President’s remarks to Antisemitic tropes. The President made his comments in the face of an ongoing anti-Semitic […]
      RNS Press Release Distribution Service
    • A Jewish movement against ICE takes off by deploying its most famous mantra August 21, 2019
      (RNS) — In less than two months since it was formed, Never Again Action has mounted 37 demonstrations around the country — a breathtaking feat for a small and decentralized organization of young Jewish liberal activists. The post A Jewish movement against ICE takes off by deploying its most famous mantra appeared first on Religion News […]
      Yonat Shimron
    • Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list August 21, 2019
      NEW YORK (AP) — Mat Staver, president of the legal advocacy organization Liberty Counsel, said Trump has fulfilled about 90% of the goals on a list that Staver and other conservative leaders compiled. The post Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list appeared first on Religion News Service.
      David Crary
    • International interfaith gathering: ‘We must work together or we will all fail’ August 21, 2019
      LINDAU, Germany (RNS) — Interfaith leaders meeting in Germany this week will discuss how they can help address issues like climate change, terrorism, women’s rights, warfare, poverty, sexual violence and migration. The post International interfaith gathering: ‘We must work together or we will all fail’ appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Bob Smietana
    • Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal August 21, 2019
      WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump's claim triggered an uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes amid an ongoing feud with Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. The post Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Jonathan Lemire
    • Confessions of a disloyal Jew August 21, 2019
      (RNS) — On Tuesday, President Trump said, 'I think that any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.' Of the two, I have to choose disloyalty — and I'm proud of it. The post Confessions of a disloyal Jew appeared first on […]
      Mark Silk
    • Science, facts and truth matter most when human lives are at stake August 21, 2019
      (RNS) — When the facts are uncertain, when the research is incomplete, we must lean toward the solution that is safest for the people affected. Gambling with people's lives is not acceptable. The post Science, facts and truth matter most when human lives are at stake appeared first on Religion News Service.
      Thomas Reese
    • Utah Mormon official removed from local position after voyeurism arrest August 21, 2019
      (RNS) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has removed a high councilman from his local church position in Utah after he was charged with taking photos of a woman undressing in a Tennessee clothing store. The post Utah Mormon official removed from local position after voyeurism arrest appeared first on Religion News […]
      Aysha Khan