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Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Preventing and Dealing with Outbursts of Religious Violence

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

It is hard to find a major religion or secular ideology that has not been used by some of its adherents to justify violence against others.

The Torah of Torture vs. Torah of Truth: Udall's Sacred Task

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.18.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

For a brief moment of sacred opportunity, the American people has a chance to learn the truth about our government's deliberate use of torture as an act of policy. Senator Mark Udall holds that moment in his hands.

Religious Groups Mobilize at People's Climate March

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion
Marcia G. Yerman

Religious groups of all denominations will be represented by a large segment of marchers. This will include Unitarian Universalists, Protestant/Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Humanists, and Indigenous peoples. What they have in common is a shared belief in a moral responsibility for "stewardship of the earth."

The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Jewish tradition, on this very day of disaster Mashiach (Messiah) was born, but hidden away till a generation would come that is ready to make peace and eco-social justice in the world.

Can We See All Earth as the Sacred Temple of Today?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How can we draw on the ancient wisdom of Biblical Israel as an indigenous people in sacred relationship with the Earth? How can we use this storehouse of wisdom toward helping heal all Humanity and Mother Earth today, from a crucial planetary crisis threatening the very life and health of all of us?

Preparing for Sinai: Uniting Earth and Heaven, Words and Wheat

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

From the evening of Tuesday June 3 through the evening of June 5, Jews will be celebrating the festival of Shavuot, which in most of Jewish life today is focused on the revelation and acceptance of Torah at Mount Sinai.

Experimenting Toward Sabbatical/Shmitah in America

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Can we turn our eco-wisdom Away from climate doom, Into a joyful future? Often the climate crisis is described only as approaching doom. As the offic...

Israel, Hillel, & Idolatry

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Recent controversies within Hillel International, the "home" for many Jewish college students of diverse backgrounds and beliefs, have made public in a sharper way a profound spiritual issue confronting American Jews and their "official" organizations.

ReNaming God, ReNaming the Climate Crisis

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

For millennia, many readers of the Bible (including me) have experienced the moments when the Voice pronounces a new Name to Moses as among the moment...

Why Is the 'Tinderbox West' the New Normal?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 10.02.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Arizona a few weeks ago, 19 highly skilled firefighters were killed by a fire in what the New York Times called "Deadly New Normal: A Tinderbox West."

Polarization: The Problem And Possibility

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

During the many years that we three faith leaders have worked together, we have realized that simply choosing one side or the other in a polarized situation will never help.

Reacting To The Death Of Osama Bin Laden: We Should Reflect, Not Rejoice

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

As I waited for the President's speech, I realized I really didn't know how I felt. Relief? Renewed sadness over 9/11? How are you supposed to feel when your enemy falls?

Jewish Activists Support Ground Zero Mosque

AP | MARC BEJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A group of Jewish activists and community leaders voiced their support for a planned mosque near ground zero and said opponents, incl...

Ground Zero Mosque Gets Support From Jewish Activists

AP | MARC BEJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A group of Jewish activists and community leaders voiced their support for a planned mosque near ground zero and said opponents, incl...