I started watching this show a few weeks ago called Somebody Somewhere on HBO and raved about it to anyone who would listen. A lot of things struck me about it — the fullness of the queer characters for one, and the…
Jewish settlers erect religious school in evacuated West Bank outpost after Israel repeals ban
Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank said Monday they erected a religious school in a dismantled outpost after Israel’s government lifted a ban on settlements in several evacuated areas in the northern part of the territory.
How the practice of Nichiren Buddhism sustained Tina Turner for 50 years
When Tina Turner, often dubbed the “Queen of Rock ‘N’ Roll,” died at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, on May 24, 2023, at the age of 83, media headlines praised both her dynamism as a performer and her many career achievements. What many…
Connecticut lawmakers absolve accused colonial-era witches, apologize for “miscarriage of justice”
With distant family members looking on, Connecticut senators voted Thursday to absolve the 12 women and men convicted of witchcraft — 11 of whom were executed — more than 370 years ago and apologize for the “miscarriage of justice” that…
‘Avatar’ Franchise Expands Ideas About Spirituality Beyond A Western, Christian Lens
The “Avatar” franchise — created by blockbuster director James Cameron — contains two of the highest-grossing movies in history. “Avatar” was released in 2009, and after earning $3 billion in sales, it became the highest-grossing movie of all time. “Avatar:…
Catholic Church in California grapples with more than 3,000 lawsuits, alleging child sex abuse
At least a third of the 12 Roman Catholic dioceses in California have either filed for bankruptcy or are contemplating doing so to deal with an influx of lawsuits filed by survivors of childhood sexual abuse after a state law…
Canadian Christians Launch Collective for Climate Action
When Matthew Schroeder thinks about the drought in Ethiopia—the worst in 50 years—he thinks of the starving animals and malnourished people.
As ‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’ ends, will its Jewish legacy be more than a punchline?
After five seasons, 20 Emmy awards and plenty of Jewish jokes, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” airs its final episode on Friday.
US Slavic Churches Booming with Ukrainian War Refugees
Sergei Karpenko’s Chicago church is now almost entirely made up of refugees from the Russian war against Ukraine.