NEW YORK (AP) – Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus, who leads a small congregation in suburban Chicago, will become the second woman to head the rabbinical assembly of Judaism’s liberal Reform movement. Dreyfus, 57, is to be installed as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis on Feb. 28 in Jerusalem and will begin her…

WASHINGTON — A move to require broadcasters to provide equal time to all sides of controversial issues has religious radio programs worried, even though no formal proposal has been introduced and the White House likely wouldn’t support it. At issue is the idea of reinstating the Fairness Doctrine, which policed public airwaves from 1949 to…

Argentina is expelling a Holocaust-denying bishop whose recent readmission to the Catholic Church prompted anger and outrage from Jewish groups, according to international reports. Bishop Richard Williamson, whose excommunication was lifted by the Vatican in January, will be forced to leave Argentina within 10 days, the Associated Press reported Thursday (Feb. 19). Argentina’s Interior Ministry…

A religious liberty watchdog group has joined a campaign to strip the Arkansas Constitution of a provision that prohibits atheists from holding office and testifying in court. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty sent a letter Tuesday (Feb.17) to the Arkansas legislature in support of a bill to amend Article 19, Section 1, of the…

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