Posts Tagged ‘Jewish’

Iceland’s circumcision ban bill draws religious protest Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

A proposal to ban circumcision in Iceland for non-medical reasons has drawn protest from Iceland’s Catholic bishop, Davíð Tencer. In common with other religious leaders in Iceland, Tencer is concerned the bill before Iceland’s parliament compromised the Icelandic Jewish and Muslim communities’ right to observe their religious practices. “Jesus Himself was circumcised, as were His Read more

Non-sectarian Bible Museum opens Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A non-sectarian Museum of the Bible opened in Washington on Saturday. The US$500 million museum’s aim is to entertain and educate visitors about the Bible’s history and significance. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States and the museum’s co-founder, evangelical businessman Steve Green, were at the opening. Wuerl spoke on behalf of Read more

Canada’s faith leaders seek help for famines Comments 0

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Faith leaders in Canada, including the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Baha’i faith leaders are asking for help to tackle the famines causing  death,  suffering and displacement in the world today. They have named four countries that need urgent help. Read more Related Posts:Pope Francis tells religious leaders “we Read more

Nostra Aetate and Catholic-Jewish relations Comments 1

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Vatican issued a declaration that established a new rapport between Jews and Catholics. On the eve of this anniversary, the Anti-Defamation League — founded to protect Jewish lives and rights — called the Church’s approval of Nostra Aetate “arguably the most important moment in modern Jewish-Christian relations.” How so? Read more

Elderly Nuns cared for in Jewish rest home Comments 0

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. She always thought she would live out her days as she had for decades, in a convent under the time-honored Roman Catholic tradition of younger nuns dutifully caring for their older sisters. But with few young women choosing religious Read more

What the media gets wrong about Israel Comments 0

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

During the Gaza war this summer, it became clear that one of the most important aspects of the media-saturated conflict between Jews and Arabs is also the least covered: the press itself. The Western press has become less an observer of this conflict than an actor in it, a role with consequences for the millions Read more

Two new saints for the Jews Comments 0

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

It is a poignant coincidence that Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonized as Catholic saints on the eve of Yom Hashoah, the international day of Holocaust remembrance observed in Israel and by Jews around the world. These two popes’ personal narratives are inseparable from the Holocaust, and their reactions to the Read more

Jesus and the Jews Comments 1

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

New Testament scholars have spent an impressive amount of energy on the study of the historical Jesus and much of it in the last few decades has revolved around his Jewishness. Christian reawakening to the Jewishness of Jesus began in the late nineteenth century but received greater attention as Christians devoted increased attention to Jews Read more

How Denmark saved its Jews from the Nazis Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

They left at night, thousands of Jewish families, setting out by car, bicycle, streetcar or train. They left the Danish cities they had long called home and fled to the countryside, which was unfamiliar to many of them. Along the way, they found shelter in the homes of friends or business partners, squatted in abandoned Read more

100-plus religious leaders oppose US contraception mandate Comments 0

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The leaders of dozens of religious groups have joined the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Southern Baptist Convention in signing an open letter opposing the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. They highlighted the threat to conscience posed by the mandate requiring almost all employers to cover contraception, sterilisation and abortifacient drugs and devices Read more