Muslim-majority Bangladesh has seen a rise in Islamist violence in recent months, with two foreigners, four secular writers and a publisher killed this year.
When news of the plan to house 50 refugees in the church and suspend Sunday services spread through the town, angry residents pressed church and city officials to reconsider. But nearly a month on, the uproar has died down and residents are beginning to warm to the refugees.
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WASHINGTON – All the donors appear to have ties to a Turkish religious movement named for its founder, Fethullah Gülen, which has been accused by the Turkish government of attempting a coup in that country.
(RNS) Naghmeh Abedini’s accusations raise the question: Why do evangelical women wait so long before reporting spousal abuse?
PARIS (RNS) Tens of thousands of faithful responded to calls by Muslim leaders across France to attend Friday prayers in honor of the 130 people who died during last week’s terrorist attacks around Paris.
(RNS) Many extreme jihadists believe they are in the midst of an apocalyptic struggle against Christians and Jews. And their views are spreading.
(RNS) Religious groups are pushing back against a wave of opposition toward Syrian refugees and are working to preserve the U.S. as a haven for them.