Jewish Kippah
October 25th, 2019

A recent survey shows that a significant portion of Jews are avoiding wearing the Star of David, skullcaps, and other religious markers in public. The survey results, which also show a rise in fears of increased anti-Semitism, have Jewish leaders wondering why hatred and fear is on the rise and how to stop it. Continue reading

Active Shooter Training
August 26th, 2019

After a seemingly never-ending series of violent attacks on religious institutions, some churches aren’t leaving anything to chance. Meet the churches who are arming their congregants and giving them active shooter training. Continue reading

Christian cross and American flag
August 12th, 2019

A group of influential Christian leaders recently endorsed a letter renouncing Christian nationalism. Given the recent surge of right-wing and religious terrorism in America, they say the link between Christian nationalism and right-wing extremism is too strong to ignore any longer. Continue reading

An armed guard protects a church
June 4th, 2019

After a flurry of violent attacks, churches are increasing security measures. But not all agree that armed guards and metal detectors are congruent with Christ. Continue reading

A letter declaring April 3 "Punish a Muslim Day"
March 15th, 2018

Copies of an anonymous letter declaring April 3 “Punish a Muslim Day” have generated waves of anxiety in Muslim communities throughout the United Kingdom. The letters even include a table awarding point values for specific acts of violence against Muslims: 25 points for pulling off a woman’s head scarf, 500 for killing a Muslim person, and 1,000 for bombing a mosque. Continue reading

Anti-Semitic graffiti
January 22nd, 2018

When someone mentions a hate crime, you probably picture an abhorrent act fueled by racist or homophobic sentiments. And many hate crimes do follow such a pattern. However, recent data reveal that in some places – contrary to popular understanding – the group most likely to become the victim of a hate crime is Jews. Continue reading

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
January 17th, 2018

Famous Jewish comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld is under fire after a visit to Israel earlier this month. Why the outrage? It started when he took his family to a so-called “anti-terror fantasy camp” in Jerusalem’s West Bank, which acts … Continue reading

Trump names Jerusalem capital of Israel
December 12th, 2017

When it comes to city politics, it doesn’t get much more complicated than Jerusalem. Now, a U.S. decision to officially recognize it as the capital of Israel puts an already-hostile situation at even higher risk of boiling over. Continue reading

Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar
December 5th, 2017

Although Pope Francis did finally meet with the Rohingya in Bangladesh, he appears to be offering a balm for the pain without any real solutions. There are still huge questions about the future of the Rohingya and we must do more to help, writes guest contributor Sandra Gilman. Continue reading

Pope Francis speaking in Myanmar
November 28th, 2017

Pope Francis has completed a visit to Myanmar, though not without severely damaging his image as a peacemaker. Interesting enough, it’s not what he said — but what he didn’t say — that has sparked backlash from humanitarian groups worldwide. Continue reading