PARIS (RNS) A casual suggestion by a Muslim leader that unused French churches be turned into mosques has created a national outcry.
NEW DELHI (RNS) Despite growing momentum for equal rights across India, openly LGBT people face fear of prosecution.
(RNS) Some members of India’s ancient “hijra” community fear that the new, official third-gender classification will prevent them from practicing their traditions.
(RNS) For the past decade, Michel Serfaty has toured France in a beat-up minibus plastered with slogans such as “Solidarity between Jews and Muslims” and “We’re more alike than you think.”
(RNS) Searching for a recitation from a female “qariah” or reciter, Jerusha Lamptey, assistant professor of Islam and ministry at Union Theological Seminary, found none.
(Reuters) French President Francois Hollande described it as a terrorist attack and said all measures would be taken to stop any future strikes on a country still reeling from Islamist assaults in January.
(RNS) The forgiveness in Charleston and Boston has startled and moved people. But it has also provoked skeptics who wonder why — in the face of little, late or no remorse — victims have pronounced these violent young men “forgiven.”