religious-issues

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Hanukkah’s true meaning is about Jewish survival | Opinion

BY: - December 15, 2020

While critics sometimes identify Christmas as promoting the prevalence in America today of what one might refer to as Hanukkah kitsch, this assessment misses the social and theological significance of Hanukkah within Judaism itself.

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We say America is a ‘Christian nation.’ Here’s what that would look like if we really meant it | Opinion

BY: - December 4, 2020

There is more than enough to provide food, housing, healthcare, education, and so many other essentials for everyone to live with dignity if we are willing to share — and willing to work to create the political will to make it happen.

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The one religious question that Amy Coney Barrett shouldn’t have to answer | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - October 7, 2020

Barrett should not be criticized concerning her religious and moral commitments. She should be criticized over her lack of concern for justice.

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Cómo Jesús llegó a parecerse a un europeo blanco? | Opinión

BY: - August 2, 2020

Hay una larga tradición de pintores europeos que crearon y difundieron representaciones de Cristo hechas a su propia imagen, dice un historiador de arte.

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Pa.’s African-American, Jewish-American communities are united in the fight for justice | Opinion

BY: - July 31, 2020

The past collaboration in the fight against oppression between our communities has strengthened African-Americans and Jewish-Americans alike.

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A justification for unrest? Look no further than the Bible and the Founding Fathers | Opinion

BY: - June 5, 2020

Understanding how unrest informed both early Christianity and the foundational stories of the United States can serve as a guide in this period of turmoil.

Philly pastors reject Trump’s call to reopen churches

BY: - May 24, 2020

Pastors in Philadelphia and across the country are refusing President Donald Trump’s call to reopen their churches after Trump deemed them 'essential.'

Philly’s Black clergy encourage voters to vote by mail

BY: - May 10, 2020

Members of the Black clergy are encouraging voters to stay safe at home on primary election day and vote by mail.

This Philadelphia church dared to imagine a digital workaround to pews emptied by pandemic

BY: - May 5, 2020

Dare to Imagine Church, Inc. at 6610 Anderson St. had no troubles going digital during the pandemic because it was already digital.

Charity push distributes food to Philly families observing Ramadan

BY: - May 2, 2020

On Friday, the Philadelphia Ramadan and Eid Fund gave out 250 boxes of fresh produce and Halal meats to families observing Ramadan.

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Who will we be after COVID-19? The answer may come by looking inward | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - April 8, 2020

The ultimate meaning of the virus may be that it reveals a culture without a story. We have lost something important, maybe crucial.

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Campaign 2020: How an old debate over religion in school is opening up again | Opinion

BY: - January 17, 2020

By David Mislin As the 2020 election approaches in the United States, President Donald Trump is adding school prayer to the list of contentious issues up for debate. At a rally in early January he announced plans to “safeguard students’ and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our schools.” On the schedule of the […]