First there was the sponsored ad promoting the album, now there’s this snippet that appears to come straight from the heart.
Ten measures of beauty came into the world: Jerusalem took nine and the rest of the world one.
It’s been called the holy grail of the teaching profession academic freedom plus job security all rolled nicely into a union contract. But to Michelle Rhee, superintendent of Washington D.C
In Thailand it’s often referred to, usually in hushed tones, as “the institution.” In a land where the holy trinity consists of nation, religion and king, talking about the monarchy, except in terms of adulation, can be risky business. Political activists, university professors, webmasters and now even a U.S
Alta Jacko is the mother of eight children. She is also an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
Indignantly denying that during his exile at Rome he has become a Roman Catholic, ex-King Amanullah of Afghanistan landed last week at Jidda on the Red Sea, the port for Mecca.
The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been pursuing a divide-and-conquer strategy against dissent, using specific carrots-and-sticks to appease and repress the country’s complicated collection of tribal, ethnic and religious interests.
The sign outside the door read “Cinema Club”, but inside, a Catholic priest was conducting Friday mass in Arabic for Gaza’s furtive Christians. Many of those Christians bowing their heads before a statue of the Virgin Mary were hoping that the power of prayer might nudge along the Israeli security bureaucracy. Six weeks ago, 250 Christians applied for permission from the Israelis to exit the locked down Palestinian enclave of Gaza for a day to see Pope Benedict XVI as he visits in Israel on his tour of the Middle East
Pope Benedict XVI will leave for a weeklong tour of the Middle East Friday morning, the first papal visit to some of Christianity’s most holy places since Pope John Paul II made the pilgrimage in 2000. The trip will take him to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories
It’s Good Friday, the day that Christians believe Jesus was crucified. Jerusalem’s Old City is crowded with the faithful, retracing the steps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa — the Way of Suffering — to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Christians believe he was crucified. But they’re all taking the wrong route, according to Israeli archaeologist Shimon Gibson