3 hrs ago | The Washington Post
In a city where three major faiths guard their holy places with quarrelsome zeal and moving a single stone can have deep religious and geopolitical implications, a new proposal to double the area for Jewish prayer along the iconic Western Wall represents dramatic change for a place that does not easily embrace it.
7 hrs ago | The Day
The latest events in the religious life of our country, in particular, those connected with the 1,025th anniversary of baptism of Rus'-Ukraine, recognition of sacraments performed by the UOC KP, etc., have become reason to meet with the head of Synod Information-Enlightenment Department and Press Secretary of the Primate of Ukrainian Orthodox ... (more)
This week at Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, the first of hundreds of cookies were being prepared in anticipation of the church's annual Greek Festival.
Orthodox filmmaker Rama Burshtein is a special case. Not only does she come from a community that frowns on film-watching - never mind film-making - but she has managed to create "Fill the Void," a movie that has won awards and acclaim around the world.
Thousands of anti-gay protestors organized by the Georgian Orthodox Church took over central Tbilisi to halt a small rally of LGBT activists on May 17, International Day Against Homophobia.
Jewish well-wishers from around the world attended the Ultra Orthodox Jewish wedding to witness the marriage of the grandson of the leader of the Hasidic dynasty Belz Rebbe yesterday.
Former IDF chief rabbi Brig.- Gen. Avichai Rontzki has been appointed to head up the new Directorate for Jewish Identity, which has been created within the Religious Services Ministry.
On May 15, Pope Francis sent a telegram to Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan as Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew traveled to the Italian city to commemorate the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan.
Egypt's Christian minority suffered two more violent assaults during the past week, with bombings at Coptic Orthodox churches in two different towns.
At a conference commemorating the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, in which Emperor Constantine decreed the toleration of Christianity in the Roman Empire, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople said that "the divinely-inspired Emperor established in action and legislation the fundamental principles on which modern Christian ... (more)
The prime minister of Romania this week instructed authorities to investigate an apparent anti-Semitic assault on a journalist in Bucharest.
The election of extreme right Golden Dawn members to Greece's Parliament led to an increased expression of anti-Semitism in Greece in 2012, according to the annual US State Department's report on international religious freedom released on May 20.
Fire dancing is a Bulgarian tradition still alive in the southern Strandzha mountain region.
The recent dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library in Texas briefly rekindled debate about the defining event of his presidency, the Iraq War.
A Coptic Catholic bishop has expressed hopes that the historic meeting May 10 between Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II will lead to the Coptic Orthodox Church recognizing Catholic baptism.
Newspaper estimates of the numbers taking part in recent demonstrations tell us something about the ranking of items on the agendas of various sectors.