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8 hrs ago | New Jersey Jewish News

From Catholic high to Jerusalem yeshiva NEW

The 18-year-old from Montclair, brought up in a black Baptist-Catholic family, and schooled at a Catholic high school, left for Israel this week for 10 months of study at a yeshiva in Jerusalem.


Related Topix: Montclair, NJ, Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Judaism, Livingston, NJ, Orange, NJ

12 hrs ago | BBC News

The last Armenians of Myanmar

One of the oldest churches in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is struggling to keep going - its congregation only occasionally reaches double figures.


Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Religion, Wedding

16 hrs ago | Catholic World News

Russia, Moscow patriarchate spreading 'misinformation' about Ukraine, Catholic prelate charges

A Ukrainian Catholic bishop in England has charged that the Russian Orthodox Church is spreading misinformation about the role of the Eastern Catholic Church in Ukraine.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

22 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Market Basket Standoff Hits 40-Day Mark

In several theologies, including the Greek Orthodox faith of the Demoulas family who own Market Basket, 40 days and 40 nights is symbolic for a prolonged period of trial and suffering.


Related Topix: Religion

Yesterday |

Family, officials in NJ press Israelis in search for missing student

Public officials and the family of 23-year-old Aaron Sofer, an Orthodox Jew who went missing Friday from a Jerusalem woods, implored the United States and Israeli governments on Tuesday to do all they could to find him.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Christopher Smith, Religion, Ocean County, NJ

Tue Aug 26, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Search for missing U.S. student in Israel

Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a U.S. religious student who disappeared while on a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Cristobal, Natural Disasters

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

The 2014 Greek Fest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit

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Related Topix: Religion, Life, Food, Greek Cuisine

5 stories to follow: Aug. 26

2. Freeh hurt in crash: Former FBI director Louis Freeh, who was hired by Penn State to investigate the university's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, was seriously injured in a car crash in Vermont.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Religion


For 25 Years, 'The Simpsons' Has Been Good for the Jews

"The Simpsons" 25th anniversary marathon on cable network FXX - now airing every episode, plus the 2007 feature film - includes a surprising insight for careful observers: The award-winning cartoon sitcom is one of the Jews' best friends.


Related Topix: Comedy, Animated TV, The Simpsons, Entertainment, Television, Religion, Lower East Side (New York, NY), ZZ Top, Pop/Rock, Homer, NY, Israel, World News, Middle East

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Israeli rabbi attacked visiting mall in Australia

A visiting rabbi from Jerusalem was threatened and verbally abused by a gang of youths in a shopping mall in Western Australia on Monday.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion

NJ student goes missing hiking in Israel

A young Orthodox Jewish man from Lakewood, Ocean County, is the object of a massive search effort in Israel after he went missing Friday while hiking in woods outside Jerusalem.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Ocean County, NJ,

DFW Catholic

Orthodox patriarch denounces ISIS violence, stresses dialogue

Istanbul, Turkey, Aug 25, 2014 / 02:10 pm .- The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church has spoken out against the persecution of religious minorities in Iraq, calling for dialogue and immediate humanitarian aid.


Related Topix: Religion, Turkey, World News, Opinion

Sun Aug 24, 2014


VIDEO: Undercover cops infiltrate haredi protest

The arrests of nine Haredi rioters last Sunday at a rally in Jerusalem against the imprisonment of a yeshiva student for ignoring an IDF draft order were carried out in the most un-Orthodox of ways.


Related Topix: Religion

The Daily Beast

Jerusalem More Divided Than EverBy Peter Schwartzstein

There's nothing holy about Jerusalem. Its civility has been crushed; its fragile peace has been blown apart by the mindless toxicity of a summer of violence.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Religion

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Catholic Sun Phoenix

As battles rage, Catholics in Ukraine request Independence Day prayers

As Ukrainians prepared to mark their Aug. 24 Independence Day under the cloud of fierce fighting in the East, Catholic leaders condemned the threat to Ukraine's territorial integrity and prayed for a speedy end to the hostilities.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Terrorism, Russia, Asia

Deseret News

New Greek Orthodox parish formed in Salt Lake Valley

A little more than 100 people gathered at Hillcrest Junior High, 156 E. 5600 South, to create the Greek Orthodox Mission Parish Saturday.


Related Topix: Religion, Kingston, NY


When We Marched Together in Selma

Selma. Nearly 50 years ago it was violent Selma, impossibly racist Selma, site of Bloody Sunday, when peaceful civil rights marchers made their first attempt to cross the Pettus Street Bridge on the way to the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.


Related Topix: Montgomery, AL, Religion, African-American

The Wichita Eagle

Finding a middle ground between evangelical and liturgical churches

Those who like to argue the merits and demerits of free-style Christian worship versus a traditional, liturgical form of worship will find Melanie Ross to be an even-handed mediator in the battle of worship rites.


Related Topix: Religion

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Accuracy In Media

Why Won't Putin Help Middle East Christians?

An article titled, " Iraq's Christians See Putin As Savior ," appeared on the website of The Daily Beast in late June.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Religion

Catholic World News

Ukrainian Catholic leader blasts Russian Orthodox statements, says Church is being oppressed

In a letter to bishops and political leaders around the world, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said that the Catholic Church is being oppressed in eastern Ukraine.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Europe, World News, Ukraine, Terrorism, Episcopal Church