The Splainer Why is Jerusalems Temple Mount so disputed?

The Splainer Why is Jerusalems Temple Mount so disputed?

The Splainer Why is Jerusalems Temple Mount so disputed? The ‘Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ‘splaining to do”) is an occasional online feature in which RNS staff give you everything you need to know about current events to hold your own at the water cooler. Jerusalems Temple Mount is the holiest site in the world for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims — a place where millions of people have prayed for a millennia. Yet, often, it is a launching pad for deadly attacks and counterattacks. The most recent…

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Mormon ‘gospel art’: Kitsch or classic?

Mormon ‘gospel art’: Kitsch or classic

Mormon ‘gospel art’: Kitsch or classic? At the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ visitors center in Salt Lake City,  “The Baptism of Jesus” by Harry Anderson presents John baptizing Jesus as though it happened between two mountain men in the valleys of the American West, reinforcing the early church’s idea of its history as a very American story. Religion News Service photo by Kimberly Winston SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Enter the North Visitors’ Center in Temple Square here, home of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,…

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‘Now Is Time to Behead Unbelievers’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, October 2016

‘Now Is Time to Behead Unbelievers’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, October 2016

‘Now Is Time to Behead Unbelievers’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, October 2016 ‘Now Is Time to Behead Unbelievers’: Muslim Persecution of Christians, October 2016 01/02/2017 by Raymond Ibrahim 6 Comments Originally published by the Gatestone Institute Reports of Muslims torturing, raping, and forcing Christians to embrace Islam continued to mount throughout the month of October.   Alice Assaf, a Christian woman recounted the experiences of Christians—including her son’s execution for refusing to deny his faith—in a village near Damascus at the hands of the Islamic State.  She also told how the…

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