NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Somali Islamic militants, clerics and other extremist groups in Muslim majority countries are applying apostasy as a political tool, branding those with contrary opinions as apostates who need to be killed, said the writer.
TORONTO (RNS) The “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act” would ban arranged marriages of minors and deport polygamists.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A conflict unfolding in the Tana Delta has led a Canadian-based genocide prevention organization to launch an innovative project to monitor false rumors and give community members neutral and accurate information.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) Nearly 1,000 people attended the Oct. 19 event at a park in the western state of Selangor, aimed at helping Muslims overcome religious stigma and fear of canines and learn permissible ways to touch a dog.
(RNS) Paige Patterson, one of the most revered Southern Baptist leaders, faced heavy criticism for admitting a Muslim student to the flagship seminary.
(RNS) The campaign was designed to counter the anti-Islam ads that appeared months ago on D.C. city buses and still circulate on New York City buses.
(RNS) In the first religion case of the Supreme Court season, a Muslim prisoner asks for the right to grow a very short beard.
(RNS) The Supreme Court will decide whether a Muslim inmate can grow a beard. So what does facial hair have to do with religion, anyway? Let us ‘Splain …
(RNS) A new study of Twitter finds that atheists — among the smallest populations in the U.S. — are the most prolific tweeters.