(RNS) David Hellman admitted to traveling with seven co-conspirators from New York to a New Jersey warehouse with the intention of forcing a Jewish man to give his wife a divorce document known under Jewish law as a “get.”
NEW YORK (RNS) “There’s no constitutional requirement the cross has to be balanced by something else,” attorney Mark Alcott said. “The museum is not a proponent or opponent of religion.”
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of colonization by the West.
“Acquaintances have asked if I have seen Son of God, currently showing at major movie theaters. Some want my critique of the movie, others just want to tell me how much they enjoyed it. For sure, they don’t expect my reply, which is that I haven’t seen it and have no intention of doing so.”
Dancing around the school wearing feather masquerade masks, fluffy hats and carrying purple and green feather umbrellas, the students of St. Mary Catholic School celebrated Fat Tuesday (March 4) with the school’s annual parade on the last day before the solemn period of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 5).
“My Dance with Ivey” is a tribute sculpture show and artist Justine Ferreri’s effort to make the silhouetted figures with Ivey Hayes’ signature small head, bulbous thighs, feet and bottoms step off the canvas into 3-D. With the number of jazz pieces in the show, Ferreri plans to open it 5:30-8 p.m. on Fat Tuesday (March 4) and show the pieces through April 8 at Creations by Justine, 225 S. Water St. in downtown Wilmington.
Among the activities at the first Port City Peace Breakfast will be a teach-in on the 19 steps of folding origami peace cranes with artist Linda Hudspeth.
Sam Wazan speaks in this video about the need for all people to care about sectarian-based violence around the world. He will be the main speaker at the Port City Peace Breakfast at 8 a.m. on March 15 at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center. Tickets are just $25.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Two-thirds of imprisoned Islamists in England have told police and prison authorities that they will never change their violent ways.