November 24, 2017

LI Interfaith Candlelight Vigil Calls for Peace, Tolerance

Participants of an interfaith candlelight vigil at the Nassau County executive building in Minneola, Long Island, call for peace and tolerance, and pray for the safety and security of all Americans. Read More »

Faith Groups in Unprecedented Push for Climate Action

Religious leaders put their spiritual weight behind climate change. Read More »

Fear, Inc. 2.0

The Islamophobia network has launched a variety of attacks on the American Muslim community during the past several years, but there has been a rise in religious and interfaith groups pushing back against Islamophobia, says a new report by Center for American Progress. Read More »

Crimea’s Vanishing Religious Communities

Re-registration requirements and other red tape are driving out priests, nuns, even visiting imams. Read More »

Europe and Muslims

Far-right parties in European countries are increasing their share of votes and becoming more influential in the decision-making processes. Read More »

Europe’s Coming Battle

Forget the false frame of the West versus Islam. It’s not historically or conceptually accurate, and the two are basically on the same side against the crimes of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. The real battle is over the soul of Europe. And the far right is rallying like it’s 1099. Read More »

Pope Francis: Back to the Middle East

Pope Francis is desperately attempting to preserve Christianity as a viable faith in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. He realizes that it is vital that he and Christians have the support of the Turkish government and its Islamist president in this endeavor. Read More »

Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection

In China, the Hui Salafi sect, and its links with Saudi Arabia, have a long and complex history. Read More »

Fasting Smart in Ramadan

With Muslim holy month half complete, so are energy levels. Food during Ramadan can be both a virtue and vice. Fasting individuals need to eat the right food to keep themselves full and fit Read More »

Remains of Hate in Sri Lanka

Many Sri Lankans do not recognize the extremist Bodu Bala Sena as embodying Buddhist values at all, but they are increasingly unwilling to speak out about their opposition to it. The only punitive action seems to have come from Facebook, which took the BBS page offline after a flood of complaints. Read More »