YANGON, Myanmar (RNS) Buddhists and Muslims in the central city of Meiktila were separated along faith lines after interreligious violence destroyed roughly 800 homes in 2013. Some remain skeptical about the neighbors’ prospects for peace.
VIENNA (RNS) The law bans foreign funding for Islamic organizations and requires any group claiming to represent Austrian Muslims to submit and use a standardized German translation of the Quran.
(RNS) A fashionista teen wears her headscarf to an Abercrombie & Fitch interview and doesn’t get the job. Now her religious freedom case is the Supreme Court’s to decide.
(RNS) Mohamed Fall’s lawsuit said he was accosted by gym employees while praying alone in the locker room; they told him he would be banned if he were again seen praying.
(RNS) To a layman it sure as hell looks like a collision of civilizations — specifically between the advocates of a malignant interpretation of Islam and a Christian West which, a millennium ago, produced the Crusades.
French citizens of all stripes are part of a “national community” that transcends religion, village and country of origin, she said. “We cannot accept this opposition or violence of one group over another within a national community in Paris.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) A headscarf-wearing teenager wanted to work at Abercrombie & Fitch. The store said no. Now the Supreme Court will decide whether she faced religious discrimination.
TORONTO (RNS) “I believe, and I think most Canadians believe, that it is offensive that someone would hide their identity at the very moment where they are committing to join the Canadian family,” said Stephen Harper.