Leaders vow to learn from Holocaust, offer competing lessons

Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn ceremony in Jerusalem marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Auschwitz death camp.

German court may reject bid to remove anti-Semitic relic

The so-called “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,” sculpture on the Town Church in Wittenberg dates back to around 1300. It is perhaps the best-known of more than 20 such anti-Semitic relics from the Middle Ages that still adorn churches across Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

Man pours juice on church altar during Mass

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn released CCTV footage on January 14 of what it called “a heinous act of religious intolerance,” which had occurred during the 9:30 am Mass at St Anthony of Padua Church the previous Sunday.

Ex-Gov. John Rowland asks for early release from probation

After two stints in federal prison, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland has asked to be released early from the probationary period. He is regional director of development for Prison Fellowship, a Christian group that ministers to convicts.

Thousands march on Long Island against anti-Semitism

Over 2,500 Long Islanders joined Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Peter King and a host of other local officials, faith leaders and community advocates in Mineola on Saturday to march in solidarity with the Jewish community and against anti-Semitism.

Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

United Methodist Church leaders from around the world and across ideological divides unveiled a plan Friday for a new conservative denomination that would split from the church in an attempt to resolve a decades-long dispute over gay marriage and gay clergy.