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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Muslims : The ’Splainer: What is Laylat al-Qadr, Muslims’ ‘Night of Destiny’?

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Muslims : The ’Splainer: What is Laylat al-Qadr, Muslims’ ‘Night of Destiny’? (RNS) The ’Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ’splaining to do”) is an occasional feature in which the RNS staff gives you everything you need to know about current events to hold your own at the water cooler. The attack early Monday (June 19) at a mosque overflowing with worshippers in London, which injured 11 people — and which British Prime Minister Theresa May called a “sickening” terrorist attack — occurred during the last 10 days of Ramadan, the…

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The Splainer Who is Our Lady of Fatima and what is the ‘Third Secret’?

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The Splainer Who is Our Lady of Fatima and what is the ‘Third Secret’? (RNS) The ’Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ’splaining to do”) is an The ’Splainer: Who is Our Lady of Fatima and what is the ‘Third Secret’? Splainer : Pope Francis heads to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in northern Portugal on Friday (May 12) to celebrate the centenary of the first appearances of the Virgin Mary as described by three shepherd children on May 13, 1917. What were those apparitions and why have…

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The Splainer What is Epiphany?

The Splainer What is Epiphany? (RNS) The ’Splainer (as in “You’ve got some ’splaining to do”) is an occasional feature in which the RNS staff gives you everything you need to know about current events to hold your own at the water cooler. You thought the holidays were over. Technically, no — not until Jan. 6, when Christians all over the world celebrate Epiphany. In some places, the day is known as “Three Kings Day” after the wise men, or Magi, who, the Bible says, brought the infant gifts and proclaimed him…

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