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After Meriam Ibrahim's Release, Why Are Two Christians Still Facing The Death Penalty In Sudan?

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Last year, a death penalty sentence slapped on a Sudanese doctor for refusing to renounce her Christian faith stirred international outrage and ...

ISIS Declares War on Mohammad's Covenant

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Azeem Ibrahim

Back when ISIS was still expanding into the multi-ethnic and religiously diverse northern Iraq, not just Yazidis but also the country's 1 million Christians were some of their main targets. They were asked to either convert or leave, otherwise they would be killed.

Kosovo Widens Its International Interfaith Scope

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The Kosovo government has committed notably to public reconciliation efforts bringing official Albanian Muslim clerical authorities together with representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Revenge Killings In Central African Republic Town Leave 75 Dead

AP | HIPPOLYTE MARBOUA and KRISTA LARSON | Posted 04.05.2014 | World

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Clashes between Muslim and Christian residents have left at least 75 people dead in a single town, a local p...

Head Of Egyptian Coptic Church Tweets Support For Prostestors

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion

The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, Pope Tawadros II, tweeted his support Tuesday for the millions of people protesting in the streets of...

The Fall Of Constantinople, Queen Of Cities

Evagelos Sotiropoulos | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion
Evagelos Sotiropoulos

More than just the cultural, economic and political core of Eurasia, Constantinople was the center of Christianity. Today (May 29), the Orthodox Church remembers the fall of the city.

A Muslim Message To Pope Francis

Common Ground News Service | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

I hope that Pope Francis will do what he can to work with Muslims and others in order to build an ark that will save this common humanity of ours. May God bless us all to be friends to one another.

The Day I Joined The Catholics For Lent

Common Ground News Service | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

While Catholic and Islamic services are different, many of our practices are the same, and I felt overwhelmed by a feeling of our shared human endeavours to get closer to the divine.

Learning To Play Well With Others: Religion And Conflict In Nigeria

Nick Street | Posted 04.18.2013 | Religion
Nick Street

On a brilliantly sunny Monday morning, a couple of dozen young men gathered for a game of soccer in Jos, central Nigeria. At first glance the event seemed unremarkable. But the armed guard who kept vigil by the gate at the Hillcrest School was the first indication that more serious matters were at stake.

Islamic Clerics Seek Dialogue With New Pope

Agence France Presse | Haitham El-Tabei | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion

Senior Muslim clerics in Egypt believe Pope Benedict XVI's abrupt resignation could reopen the way for dialogue with the Catholic Church, severed afte...

God's Spirit Talks To Everyone, Muslim And Christian Alike

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

Perhaps the reason why we have so many different religions with which we share that same journey is to give us each better perspectives on the path before us.

Walking in a Muslim's Moccasins: A Different Perspective on the Muslim Protests

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 11.23.2012 | World
Zaman Stanizai

With Muslim faith and fancy lands and resources under continuous military and media attack for more than a decade, we should not be surprised at their resentment.

The Uncertain Future Of Father Paolo's Interfaith Legacy In Syria

Lucas Van Rompay | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Lucas Van Rompay

At around the same time last week that news broke of a high-ranking Syrian colonel's defection to Jordan, it was reported that Syria had expelled an activist Jesuit priest.

Call To Them In A Most Kindly Manner: The Quranic Case For Interfaith Engagement

Mohammed Salarbux | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Mohammed Salarbux

The Quran acknowledges many of the prophets in the Torah and Bible, and it made it acceptable for Muslims to dine with Jews and Christians, demonstrating that the Quran unequivocally establishes a special bond between the three monotheistic religions.

The Global War Against Christians: Fallacy Or Reality?

Joyce S. Dubensky | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Joyce S. Dubensky

To focus exclusively on one dimension -- violence against Christians -- misses the nuances and complexities at play, few of which are due to religious difference alone.

Muslims Must Stand Up Against The Horrific Attacks Against Christians In Nigeria

Imam Mohamed Magid | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Imam Mohamed Magid

It is with great sadness that we have heard the devastating news of the deplorable acts of violence committed against our brothers and sisters of the Christian faith in Nigeria.

Hundreds March In Egypt To Mourn Slain Christians

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion

CAIRO — Hundreds of Egyptians marched Friday through Cairo to commemorate 27 people killed last month in clashes with the military that triggere...

What Do The Copts Mean For The Arab Spring?

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

During the peak of euphoria in Tahrir Square, many Egyptian Christians set aside their grievances with the Muslim majority. A long-forming pattern of anti-Christian violence has since increased across the country.

Moving Beyond 'Clash Of Civilizations'

Lee C. Camp | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Lee C. Camp

While demonizing speech-acts may work well at galvanizing a given constituency for a short-burst of fear-driven action, they do little to make space for the possibility of peaceable co-existence.

Jaweed Kaleem

Prominent Evangelicals Make Appeal Ahead Of 9/11 | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- As Americans continue to debate the controversial decision by New York City officials to not include clergy-recited prayers in the Sept. 1...

Christian Terrorist Is Grim News On Eve Of Ramadan And 9/11

David Crumm | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
David Crumm

This Norwegian terrorist struck at a horrendous moment in global Christian-Muslim relations, when huge numbers of Muslims around the world say they are suspicious of the Crusader-like violence they perceive among Western Christians.

Jaweed Kaleem

Mohamed Magid: A Portrait of An American Imam | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.31.2011 | Religion

STERLING, Va. -- In the middle of the night a few years ago, Imam Mohamed Magid got a peculiar phone call from a young man who attended his Northern V...

Faith Shared In Iowa: Finding Our Commonalities And Respecting Our Differences

Rev. William Lovin | Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion
Rev. William Lovin

A house of God where Christians, Jews, and Muslims worship together, listen to each other's sacred texts, and work toward justice and equality for all with civility and respect. Is this heaven? No, it is Iowa.