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The 20th-century philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote how refugees, in the absence of legal rights, were forced to live in a state of 'absolute lawlessness.' Her words matter today.
Guitarist David Hinds at Reggae on the Rocks in Denver, Colorado.
Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP
Reggae is the musical expression of Rastafari, a belief system of migrants to Jamaica. A popular song, 'Rivers of Babylon,' offers a window into their spirituality and longing for their homeland.
A mourner reads a sympathy card left for Anthony Bourdain at a makeshift memorial in New York.
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
Most religions have a fundamental belief that all human life belongs to God.
Philip Roth would call the Jewish resistance to his work “the luckiest break I could have had.”
AP Photo/Douglas Healey
With the Holocaust still on their mind, many American Jews were highly sensitive to portrayals of Jews in popular culture. So when Roth's sex-obsessed characters came along, the pushback was swift.
Protestors arrive at Labour HQ to call for action.
The very debate around how Labour has dealt with this issue revolves around some key tropes of anti-semitism.
The nose isn’t going under the knife like it once did.
People who’ve gotten nose jobs are also trying to revert to a more natural look.
Samuel Brownback appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
America has been promoting religious liberty abroad since its founding, but there has always been disagreement on what exactly it means.
Why Jerusalem matters to evangelicals.
Many American evangelicals believe that the establishment and protection of Israel set up a chain of event for the return of Jesus. What were the origins of this narrative?
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File
When people feel discriminated against because of their religion, they can feel threatened, triggering feelings of social isolation that can perhaps increase prejudice toward others.
A 1932 photograph showing the minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, Mosul.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
As Mosul rebuilds, its history is a reminder that people of many faiths lived in cooperation in the city. In the city was the Tomb of Prophet Jonah, venerated by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike.
What makes ‘Game of Thrones’ so popular?
A scholar argues that like many sacred books, the popular television show encourages men and women to reflect on their lives and choices.
Röhner Ellen/FHXB Museum
An exhibition in Berlin, called "Letters of Stone", shows that there is more to memory than words and ideas.
Tuskegee Airmen and P-47.
San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives
What WWII-era African-American protests reveal about the historical relationship between Nazism and white supremacy in the United States.
Can services be refused to same-sex couples?
Brennan Linsley/AP Photo
There are three very different kinds of liberty. When people talk about religious liberty, what kind of liberty they might mean?
What is the meaning of the 2,500-year old Hebrew psalm for oppressed groups?
Gebhard Fugel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Frederick Douglass used the words of Psalm 137 in his famous speech, 'What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?' For centuries, this poem has resonated with writers and composers on how humans deal with trauma.
West Germany’s Helmut Schmidt (l) and Romania’s Nicolae Ceaușescu in 1978.
Online communism photo collection Photo #BA245
EU citizens are being treated as pawns ahead of Brexit negotiations. This has happened before, at the height of the Cold War.
President Dwight Eisenhower at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Feb. 2, 1956.
President Trump gave a speech at the Prayer Breakfast that pledged to be "tougher" in international dealings and protect religious liberty. How does it compare with past Presidents?
The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers.
Land Rover MENA
The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
The candidates address the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference in May.
New data from researchers at Brandeis University suggest that the Jewish vote is important in key Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida counties.
Not far from where the infamous Krakow Ghetto gates once stood, Jewish caricatures are for sale.
Around 65,000 Jews lived in Krakow before the Second World War. Now, perhaps a hundred Jews regularly attend synagogue, and antisemitic figurines are sold in markets. What's wrong with this picture?