This post was originally published on this siteBERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) A 6-foot-tall African-American, Russell performs Yiddish songs from New York to Florida, from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, to full houses and wide acclaim. The post African-American opera singer revives the songs of the shtetl appeared first on Religion News Service.

This post was originally published on this site(RNS) He blasted Obama’s 2015 prayer breakfast speech in which he cited the Crusades, the Inquisition, slavery and Jim Crow as “terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” Gilmore told The Washington Post, those words were “the most offensive I’ve ever heard a president make in my lifetime. The post 5 faith facts about Jim Gilmore: Staunch supporter of ‘family values’ appeared first

This post was originally published on this siteCASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (RNS) The silence that hangs over Castel Gandolfo is, according to the locals, principally the result of Pope Francis’ absence. The post Pope Francis shuns summer palace again; locals say town losing tourism appeared first on Religion News Service.

This post was originally published on this siteBeing a bi-vocational pastor can be dreadfully taxing. Marty Duren shares how to make sermon prep not as burdensome. There may be no more under appreciated person in the Kingdom that the bi-vocational pastor. Many of them are the only staff member of a small church. They work a job during the week and are still expected to perform most, if not all,

This post was originally published on this siteWhat is it about this lion’s death that has us so outraged? Even though the story of Dr. Walter J. Palmer and Cecil the Lion was an unusual one—a Minnesota dentist who illegally lured, tortured, and killed a famous lion in Zimbabwe— it was easy to predict how people would react: 1. Palmer would become a public enemy, criticized and declared evil. He

This post was originally published on this siteATLANTA — Four Confederate flags were placed outside of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church here Thursday. Authorities said they are looking for two white men who were caught on surveillance video. Authorities have images of the men placing the flags outside Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, said Atlanta Police Chief George Turner. Local authorities The post Confederate flags placed outside MLK’s

This post was originally published on this siteThe home in a village near Nablus was firebombed before dawn and graffiti in Hebrew reading “revenge” was scrawled outside, below a Star of David. Israel’s prime minister called it “terrorism.” The post Toddler killed in suspected Jewish settler ‘revenge’ attack on Palestinian home appeared first on Religion News Service.

This post was originally published on this siteSaving the world—and a dark and bloated summer movie season—at the last possible second. mpaa rating:PG-13 (For sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity.) Genre:Action Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie Cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg Theatre Release:July 31, 2015 by Paramount Pictures I suspect that by the time the next Mission: Impossible film rolls around I won’t remember

This post was originally published on this siteMu’adh RA reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) took hold of my hand and said, “O Mu’adh! By Allah I love you, so I advise you to never forget to recite after every prayer: “Allahumma a’inni ala dhikrika, wa shukrika, wa husni ‘ibadatika (O Allah, help me remember You, to be grateful to You, and to worship You in an

This post was originally published on this siteAs-salaamu alaykum, Many of us enter the masjid before the time of Iqama (establishment of prayer) – or at least, we should. 🙂 But do we know how valuable that time truly is? Do we know some of the Sunnan (Prophetic practices) that are performed during this blessed period? I will be sharing with you two beautiful ahadith that you can start applying