As numbers dwindle, Jews who fought Nazis recall struggle

KFAR SABA, Israel – While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union,...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Two-thirds of millennials don’t know what Auschwitz is, Holocaust study says

Two-thirds of American millennials cannot identify what Auschwitz is, according to a study released on Holocaust Memorial Day that found that knowledge of the genocide that killed 6 million Jews...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Israeli series exposes raw wounds from ethnic Jewish divide

JERUSALEM – An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel’s European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

What happens when a church dedicated to fighting white supremacy is accused of it

It felt like a typical Sunday at the “diverse, spirit-growing, justice-seeking” church. That is the motto of All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, one of the most respected and most multiracial...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope seeks ‘saints next door’ not doctrinaire perfectionists

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is calling for ordinary Catholics to live holy lives in whatever they do, stressing that the “saints next door” are more pleasing to God than religious elites who insist...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Grant helps scholars mine church records for hidden history

BOSTON – The history of the Congregational Church is the history of Colonial New England. Before the birth of the nation and the separation of church and state, the plain Congregational churches...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope admits he made ‘grave errors’ in Chile sex abuse case

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis admitted Wednesday he made “grave errors” in judgment in Chile’s sex abuse scandal and invited the victims he had discredited to Rome to beg their forgiveness. In an...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls

TEL AVIV, Israel – Violent attacks on Jews worldwide dropped in 2017 despite a rise in other forms of anti-Semitism, researchers reported Wednesday, in a year characterized by normalization and...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Missionaries at border spread Christianity to North Korea

SOUTHERN JILIN PROVINCE, China – To the North Koreans gathered beneath a crucifix in an apartment in this northeastern Chinese border region, she is known as “mom.” She feeds them, gives them a...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

For scientist, an epiphany leads to unexpected spiritual quest

Science writers generally fall into one of two categories: Some of us are textbook authors trying to convince ourselves that we are storytellers, while others are journalists who aren’t real...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Woman sues Mormon church alleging rape by leader in 1980s

SALT LAKE CITY – A woman who says a former Mormon missionary leader raped her in the 1980s and that the church failed to take her allegations seriously has filed a lawsuit, saying Thursday she...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

New Asian-American, Brazilian apostles make Mormon history

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church made history and injected a bit of diversity into a previously all-white top leadership panel on Saturday by selecting the first-ever Latin-American apostle and...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion