Public schools in Montgomery Country, Maryland, recently ended all religious holidays — at least in name — rather than adding Muslim ones to the school calendar. But is the practice of giving religious holidays off in public schools even legal in the first place?
Every Christmas Eve, Jewish Israelis flock to churches in the Old City of Jerusalem for Midnight Mass at the Dormition Abbey on Mt. Zion. There are often more Jews in the church than Christians. And a priest knows just what to tell them.
As we continue our series about immigrants' first days in America, we interview William and Alice Bradford, religious refugees from England. They risked their lives on an ocean crossing to start afresh in what they refer to as "the new world."
What do you get when you combine the sweet sounds of an obscure West Coast jazz composer with the most popular comic strip of all-time to create an animated Christmas special? "A Charlie Brown Christmas" — one of the most enduring and endearing cultural phenomenons of the last 50 years.
Christmas dominates almost everything in November and December, and it can be hard to tell non-Christian kids that they don't get a tree or visit from Santa. Here's how some non-Christian families do it, and also adapt the holiday to their own traditions.