This week on Interfaith Voices:
Rev. Janamanchi, Hindu Unitarian Minister
On March 9th, a practicing Hindu became the senior minister of a church in Maryland. Rev. Abhi Janamanchi is a Hindu Unitarian Universalist, and he’s now leading Cedar Lane Unitarian Church in Bethesda, Maryland. For the Unitarian Universalist Church, a liberal-minded tradition that puts conscience above creed, drawing from the world’s religions is nothing new.
In the Studio With the Stars of ‘Jerusalem’
The National Geographic film Jerusalem, released last year in IMAX and 3D, is now playing in theaters around the world. It reveals Jerusalem through sweeping aerial shots of the city and exclusive looks at its most sacred spaces for Muslims, Jews and Christians. But it also tells the city’s story through the eyes of three young women who grew up there.
‘Messiah Clause’ Leaves No Stones Unturned
There’s a belief in Judaism that one day, a Messiah will return to the land of Israel. If you’re a devout Jew, you’ll want a front-row seat. But what if you own an apartment in Jerusalem when the big day comes–and you’re stuck overseas? Enter the “Messiah Clause,” a bit of fine print in some Jerusalem rental contracts which states that if the anointed one does return, the renters must move out.
Farah Ammouri, Nadia Tadros, and Revital Zacharie, Jerusalemites featured in Jerusalem