Questioning real-world learning at ultra-Orthodox schools

(AP) — Complaints that some schools run by New Yorks strictly observant Hasidic Jews barely teach English, math, science or social studies have fueled a movement to demand stricter oversight by state and local educational authorities. The post Questioning real-world learning at ultra-Orthodox schools appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Photos of the Week

Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Church of England plans to test aspiring clergy for skills, aptitude — and narcissism

LONDON (RNS) — Better psychological profiling of clergy, experts say, can help to spot pathologies such as narcissism and Machiavellianism that can turn pastors into rivals of the God they purport to serve. The post Church of England plans to test aspiring clergy for skills, aptitude — and narcissism appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope’s hand

(RNS) — We cant effectively prevent the sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults by clergy while habitual and widespread failures in celibacy are quietly tolerated, said a Catholic seminary official. The post Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope’s hand appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Humanae Vitae: Sex and authority in the Catholic Church

(RNS) — Many Catholics left the church over the teaching, but even more stayed and simply ignored it, giving rise to the concept of cafeteria Catholics, who picked and chose which teachings they would accept. The post Humanae Vitae: Sex and authority in the Catholic Church appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


6 gifts of aging, from Quaker writer Parker Palmer

No matter how rich or important and famous you are, there is death coming, says Parker Palmer, who is now approaching 80. What are the gifts that aging brings The post 6 gifts of aging, from Quaker writer Parker Palmer appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


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Questioning real-world learning at ultra-Orthodox schools

(AP) — Complaints that some schools run by New Yorks strictly observant Hasidic Jews barely teach English, math, science or social studies have fueled a movement to demand stricter oversight by state and local educational authorities. The post Questioning real-world learning at ultra-Orthodox schools appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Photos of the Week

Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Church of England plans to test aspiring clergy for skills, aptitude — and narcissism

LONDON (RNS) — Better psychological profiling of clergy, experts say, can help to spot pathologies such as narcissism and Machiavellianism that can turn pastors into rivals of the God they purport to serve. The post Church of England plans to test aspiring clergy for skills, aptitude — and narcissism appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope’s hand

(RNS) — We cant effectively prevent the sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults by clergy while habitual and widespread failures in celibacy are quietly tolerated, said a Catholic seminary official. The post Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope’s hand appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


Humanae Vitae: Sex and authority in the Catholic Church

(RNS) — Many Catholics left the church over the teaching, but even more stayed and simply ignored it, giving rise to the concept of cafeteria Catholics, who picked and chose which teachings they would accept. The post Humanae Vitae: Sex and authority in the Catholic Church appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


6 gifts of aging, from Quaker writer Parker Palmer

No matter how rich or important and famous you are, there is death coming, says Parker Palmer, who is now approaching 80. What are the gifts that aging brings The post 6 gifts of aging, from Quaker writer Parker Palmer appeared first on Religion News Service. ...


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