The Union for Reform Judaism is encouraging its members to refuse money from the Dept. of Homeland Security because it violates the separation between church and state. That’s a bold stand, and I wish it would have gotten picked up by the mainstream media. This debate is one that needs to take place, and urgently. Faith based initiatives will become a bigger issue for Bush once he comes back from his man date.
Also, a group that specializes in the settlement of Russian Jewish immigrants in NY has made a Latino, presumably Catholic, its president. I can’t imagine any of the current national Muslim organizations choosing the best person to head them, just the best Muslim.