Jesus depicted as a white man
April 26th, 2019

Forget the fair-skinned, blue-eyed man that still adorns many stained glass windows and paintings. Jesus was most likely a Palestinian, experts say. Continue reading

Jewish star and Torah
July 18th, 2018

After a college football coach was turned down for a job because he has “Jewish blood,” he filed suit against the school. A federal judge has since ruled that Jews are indeed a racial group, and are thus protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But not everyone thinks this is a good thing. Continue reading

Over 100 Jewish gravestones were knocked over in a Philadelphia cemetery
March 3rd, 2017

The United States has been rocked by a recent wave of anti-Semitism. Across the country, incidents of threats and vandalism have sparked alarm and forced Jewish communities into action. One bright spot: they’re not alone in the struggle for peace. Continue reading

The various religions have differing takes on the transgender issue.
September 5th, 2016

Lately, the lives of transgender people seem to be all over the news. For example, after a much-publicized transition from male to female, the press continues to document all the minor details in Caitlyn Jenner’s life. Policymakers have crafted transgender … Continue reading

November 26th, 2014

The gender you ascribe to God might reflect your attitude about women and sexual minorities, a new study suggests. In particular, it appears that belief in a male god correlates with greater opposition to same-sex marriage, since the latter conflicts … Continue reading

October 27th, 2014

Of all the religions of the world, Islam is perhaps the most often misunderstood, especially by Western audiences. Yet Islam is the closest, both ideologically and geographically, to the major Western religions. Islam falls in the Abrahamic family of religions, … Continue reading

Kindness - Universal Life Church Monastery
February 13th, 2014

  “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” -Dalai Lama Kindness is an ethical characteristic that includes pleasant … Continue reading

August 30th, 2013

Chasidim, or Hasidic Jews, should stop wearing traditional fur hats because it constitutes animal cruelty, a rabbi recently declared at an animal rights conference. Contrary to the widespread assumption that religious conservatives view animals purely as resources to be used, … Continue reading