VATICAN CITY (RNS) Engaging Africa’s youth is the focus of the trip. But concerns over the pope’s safety have emerged, especially in the Central African Republic, where there has been ongoing violence since a 2013 coup.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS – “We’re the ones who need a special protected-class status, because we’re the ones that are being attacked by everybody,” says Rev. Ron Johnson Jr. of the Indiana Pastors Alliance.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The U.S. Embassy in Rome, identified St. Peter’s Basilica as a potential target for terrorists.
(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.
(RNS) The challenge to Americans is to recognize that Muslims are decisively on their side in the fight against extremism. The challenge to Muslims is to engage fully with the rest of the nation in identifying the safest and wisest paths forward.
ROME (RNS) The slaughter in Paris of 129 people and injuring of hundreds has intensified the debate in Europe about whether Syrian refugees pose a threat. The debate has spilled across the Atlantic.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The report cites rampant job discrimination and says that more than half of Britain’s Muslims have witnessed Islamophobic attacks between 2010 and 2014.