Category - judaism

  • July 22, 2010

    The willingness to stand out has brought about both a kind of ‘Jewish renaissance’ in Britain and also a very public discourse of insecurity, says Keith Kahn-Harris. But the resulting turbulence that has brought about some very positive outcomes.

  • July 21, 2010

    Two hundred years ago, a revolution was ushered in by Reform Judaism, catering for Jews no longer isolated from the rest of society or fearful of surrounding culture, says Jonathan Romain. Through it, Jewish people are thoroughly engaged with society, looking to apply ancient roots to modern realities in a positive way.

  • June 3, 2010

    When religion is invoked as a reason to stand up against injustice, a cynic might say that religion really has nothing to do with it, that the people involved would have taken the same political action anyway. So does religion really have the power to be an effective force for social change? A brief look at mysticism can help us to answer this question.

  • November 6, 2009

    Over 100 faith leaders have written to the United Nations Secretary-General ahead of a crucial international meeting on corruption. They insist that corruption is underming attempts to reduce global poverty.

  • October 9, 2009

    The Board of Deputies of British Jews has written to Tory leader David Cameron “seeking assurances” about the Conservative Party’s links with allegedly anti-Semitic politicians from Poland and Latvia.

  • October 2, 2009

    The Vatican's representative at the United Nations has shocked listeners by suggesting that there could be more child abuse within Protestant and Jewish communities than in the Roman Catholic Church.

  • March 3, 2009

    A group of Jewish women say they were asked to leave Jerusalem's Western Wall area - a holy site for Judaism - after their prayers were deemed offensive to the 'local custom'.

  • January 29, 2009

    Barack Obama spoke in his inauguration of "being on the wrong side of history", says Uri Avnery. For the USA and Israel the Gaza tragedy shows what this means. But there is 'another Israel'.

  • May 27, 2008

    The leadership of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) has praised an initiative by King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia for a reinforced dialogue between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

  • October 22, 2007

    Supersessionism, or replacement theology, is the view that one religion can replace another revealed earlier in time.