Recalled to life

Inspired by Nepalese, British architect helps rebuild ancient temple

Subscriber onlyWhen a magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, villagers in Changu Narayan ran up the steep rocky path that cuts through their town to their renowned temple. Seeing the piles of rubble, they figured their lives were over. Continue reading...

Church of Nativity restoration half done

Subscriber onlyThe Italian firm restoring one of Christianity's holiest sites -- the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem -- says it's more than halfway finished with the $14.9 million project, which has already uncovered a Crusades-era mosaic angel hidden under plaster. Continue reading...

Deaf Jew on a quest at college

Subscriber onlyJacob Salem speaks six languages. Yet if he walked into a typical synagogue service in either of the countries where he grew up -- the United States or Israel -- he might still get lost. Continue reading...

Martin Luther goes on trial in off-Broadway play

Subscriber onlyThe drama unfolds in a Gothic sanctuary in a limbo zone between heaven and hell. Continue reading...

Theater preserves Yiddish culture

Subscriber only Just a few minutes on foot from the bustle of downtown Bucharest, the State Jewish Theater, down a small side street in the Romanian capital, cuts a forlorn figure. Continue reading...

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Fully engaged, fully informed, yet tranquil

Nuns of Osage set example

Subscriber onlyLate in the afternoon, the elderly but still energetic nuns would set aside whatever holy task had engaged them, gather around their black-and-white television and watch the evening news. As a retreatant, I was eager to break the silence I had maintained since the evening before, and so the news of the day offered a welcome diversion from the challenging practice of allowing my mind to let go of random thoughts. Continue reading...

Saints on standby

In tough times and good, many find comfort connecting with these godly spirits

Subscriber onlyFor Laura Humphries, St. Mary Magdalene is like a friend she can turn to in a time of need. Continue reading...

Respect symbols, Hindus ask marketers

Subscriber onlyBathroom mats. Toilet seats. Shoes. Dog tags. Continue reading...

Tiny piece of Jewish history to go home

Subscriber onlyIt is perhaps the most significant artifact documenting the arrival of Jews in the New World: a small, tattered 16th-century manuscript written in an almost microscopic hand by Luis de Carvajal the Younger, the man whose life and pain it chronicled. Continue reading...

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State's LGBQ parents face discrimination by health department

State’s LGBQ parents face discrimination by health department

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: The Rev. Lowell Grisham, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, contributed to this column. Continue reading...

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