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(COMMENTARY) The persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East was not one of 2018's big news stories. Instead, this parade of horrors became a kind of "old news" that rarely reached the prime headlines offered by elite newsrooms.
(COMMENTARY) Israel is preparing to officially demand compensation for assets abandoned by Jews who were forced to flee eight Arab countries after the establishment of the State of Israel, to the tune of $250 billion.
(COMMENTARY) Catholics in the Democratic Republic of Congo are pushing the non-democratic regime toward greater election transparency.
(COMMENTARY) Often religion reporters miss some of the most important stories when they happen, but recognize their magnitude later.
(COMMENTARY) Columnist Terry Mattingly shares his picks for 2018’s top religion stories, parting ways with Religion News Association (RNA)’s list.
(COMMENTARY) When one rejects the disciplines and principles of religion, one loses the premises necessary to understand the world without falling into skepticism and nihilism. Though the ideas of secular culture will continue to dominate the younger generations, I believe that the revival of religion will restore life to pockets of the population, unlocking the gate to new heights of flourishing in the coming years.
(COMMENTARY) Mark your calendars for these religion events from the Vatican and United Methodist Church.
(COMMENTARY) Without making an effort to understand how all these small differences expressed in eating habits add up to create the chasms that divide us, we have no hope of overcoming them.
(COMMENTARY) A new commentary on the Biblical book of Luke is the first major commentary authored by both a Jew and a Christian.
(COMMENTARY) A growing number of Jews in the UK, Germany and Sweden are considering emigrating to escape anti-Semitism, according to a recent survey by an EU agency.
(COMMENTARY) On December 17, the United Nations approved a resolution which rejected Iran’s continuing rights violations against women.
(COMMENTARY) A leading British Muslim slams Britain’s atheist killjoys for ‘discrimination’ against Muslim children as US charity comes under spotlight.
(COMMENTARY) Can Prince Charles commend the faith of persecuted Middle East Christians – while ignoring the religious source of their suffering?
(COMMENTARY) 72 percent of Americans believe in a place "where people who have led good lives are eternally rewarded.”
(COMMENTARY) Handel’s “Messiah” — the Easter cantata that is so frequently heard at Christmastime — is probably the most-performed and most-beloved piece of great music ever written.
(COMMENTARY) In late November, PBS NewsHour broadcast a piece that, like other attempts to explain the Iranian Jewish community, came up frustratingly short.
(COMMENTARY) Lots of Rome’s 900-plus churches will be empty in the next generation or so.
Christian women in Egypt face an epidemic of kidnapping, rape, beatings and torture.
(COMMENTARY) Twenty-six years ago, Hindu nationalists destroyed a 16th century mosque. Today, the right wing’s campaign issue is how to build a temple on that site.
(COMMENTARY) In democracies, politics and politicians come and go, but Trump or no Trump, Jew-hatred moves steadily along its historic path as an unrivaled and utterly devastating source of evil.