Three refugees, among them a Trump supporter, and a border diocese bishop were part of the March 20 panel discussion that explored immigration reform.
NCR Today: One would expect universal outrage from both the Israeli government and Jewish-American organizations to the resurgence in anti-Semitism. Yet this is not the case.
The rabbi feels she is running on a hamster wheel, a wheel built by President Donald Trump.
In the weeks since his inauguration, Trump has given progressive-minded rabbis much to resist and counter, and it’s exhausting, said Andrea London, who with more than 500 other rabbis is attending the annual convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in Atlanta, which ends March 22.
With his anti-Muslim rhetoric and planned travel bans, you’d think President Trump would be a favorite target for Islamic State’s propaganda. The jihadist caliphate in Syria and Iraq must be pulling out all the stops to slam him as the epitome of Islamophobia.
Well, think again. The extremist group that Trump vows to “totally obliterate” has hardly printed or broadcast a word about him since before the November election. The caliphate’s Ministry of Media acts almost as if he didn’t exist.
The conference will examine the role of the Hebrew God, Yahweh, in the evolution of faith and examine elements of the Torah and Jewish and Muslim philosophy.
NCR Today: Students for Justice in Palestine chapters, along with other concerned students, have faced bans on expression, discipline for protests, and other administrative actions.
NCR Today: Although Students for Justice in Palestine followed all the required procedures, Fordham has refused to recognize it. But its members have every right to organize for justice.
USCCB on Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The U.S. government should continue to promote a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and avoid actions that would undermine results, said Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.
NCR Today: Clohessy departs from SNAP; Catholic groups ask Trump to uphold dignity of life; Trump's refugee ban; Evangelicals speak out against Betsy DeVos
Spiritual Reflections: People of faith only change their behavior when they personally see a need to change, not when they're ordered to do so.