Faithists reborn

New York Kosmon Temple ditches Christianity, takes up forgotten 'bible' from 1800s written by dentist

Subscriber onlyThe New York Kosmon Temple has no stained-glass windows, crucifixes or sounds of gospel ringing from its doors. A banner with a shot of pink hangs outside the church with the cryptic message: "Faithists meet here." Small crystals jingle when the front doors swing open. Continue reading...

Orthodox Jewish comic demystifies his faith

Subscriber onlyThe conundrum of Jewish comedy today is this: How does a sensibility that has long benefited from its outsider status adjust to a world where it has not only assimilated into popular culture but also helped define it. Continue reading...

Religion News Briefs

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Four schools of thought emerge from cake ruling

Subscriber onlyThe Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America has long been a touchstone for gay spirituality, so it wasn't surprising that actor Andrew Garfield celebrated winning a Tony Award in the play's revival with remarks mixing faith and politics. Continue reading...

Holocaust survivor Gena Turgel was voice for millions

Subscriber onlyGena Turgel, who was half of an oft-told love story born in the Holocaust and whose barracks mates at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp included Anne Frank, died on June 7. She was 95. Continue reading...

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Share with others what you have

Subscriber onlyI'm not sure I've ever met a family as in need of a vacation as we were. Continue reading...

Local notes

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Baptist group denounces sex abuse, misconduct

Subscriber onlySouthern Baptist Convention delegates adopted resolutions Tuesday that included condemning sexual abuse and misbehavior by members of the denomination. Continue reading...

Focused on mission, Southern Baptists say

Event not seen as place to solve issues

Subscriber onlySouthern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines called last month for Southern Baptists to pray for unity in the 21 days leading up to their annual gathering. Continue reading...

In the cross hairs: crucifixes go up in public offices in Germany, stirring culture wars

Subscriber onlyWhen the order came to hang a cross in the entrance of every state building in Bavaria, the mayor of Deggendorf was not particularly bothered by the religious symbolism. Continue reading...

Mormons still grapple with race decades later

Subscriber onlyThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 1 celebrated the 40th anniversary of reversing its ban on black people serving in the lay priesthood, going on missions or getting married in temples, rekindling debate about one of the faith's most sensitive topics. Continue reading...

Religion News Briefs

Subscriber onlyRector induction at Christ Church Continue reading...

Premarital sex banned by society

Subscriber onlyThe American Bible Society, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that translates and distributes Bibles around the world, wants employees to agree to abstain from sex outside marriage -- or resign. Continue reading...

Cultural crisis saps Catholic church, cardinal says

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes to Catholicism's future in Europe, it appears that Pope Francis has started to do the math. Continue reading...

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