(RNS) There is a saying in the Middle East: “Some days are for you, and some days are upon you.” No doubt the latter is the case for Muslims now.
Iraqi Shiites marched in Baghdad and southern cities. At least two Sunni Muslim mosques were attacked and two people killed.
Subdued ceremonies are to take place under heavy security to mark the Jan. 7, 2015, attacks on the weekly and a kosher supermarket.
JERUSALEM (RNS) A ministry committee recommended that the book not be taught in high schools at a time of heightened Palestinian attacks against Israeli Jews and reprisals by Israeli troops.
(RNS) A new survey shows “religious freedom is now in the eye of the beholder,” said Charles Haynes, of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute.
(RNS) “Faith-based” cleansing of ancient lands, murder and forgiveness motivated by scripture, and religiously inspired concern for the poor and the environment were hallmarks of 2015.
DETROIT — Terry Ali, a 48-year-old medical receptionist is suing Livonia Dermatology, claiming the clinic fired her two days after the deadly San Bernardino shooting because of her religious beliefs. Specifically, she wore a hijab to work.
Rouhani, a relative moderate, said Islamic principles opposed violence and the extremism of groups such as Islamic State stemmed from “narrow-mindedness and a lack of moderation”.