The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Faith

The Politics of Faith

After decades of debate in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. over the inclusion of gays and lesbians in ministry,  the first openly gay minister was ordained by the denomination on Saturday. [JS Online]

Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement and it is the holiest of Jewish holidays.  This year, a Friday night Kol Nidre service was held in Zuccuotti Park, site of the Occupy Wall Street protests.  [Religion Dispatches]

In Egypt, clashes between Christians and Muslims over a recent church attack leave 24 dead. [NPR]


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