(RNS) ISIS offers a version of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad that few Muslims would recognize or honor. Like many Christian charlatans, ISIS dresses itself up in all the panoply of true religion.
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(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.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Be they Catholic, Orthodox, Copts, Lutherans, it doesn’t matter: They’re Christian! The blood is the same: It is the blood which confesses Christ,” Francis said.
(RNS) Forty-five percent of the senior Protestant pastors surveyed say the Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, “gives a true indication of what an Islamic society looks like.”
(RNS) Remember Bishop Bling? Mark Driscoll? Brittany Maynard? They all helped shape the top religion headlines of 2014.
QAMISHLI, Syria (RNS) A Kurdish boy who looks no older than 11 mans the entrance of a military base in northeastern Syria. His pants drag on the ground and his shirt hangs off his bony shoulders as he stands in an ill-fitting military uniform next to a Kalashnikov automatic rifle. Like many of the child […]
(RNS) Clicktivism — for good or for ill — brings attention to online hate speech, and “attention is never powerless”‘
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Please stop calling them the ‘Islamic State,’ because they are not a state and they are not religious,” said Ahmed Bedier, a Muslim and the president of United Voices of America.
(RNS) “In Defense of Christians,” a Washington-based group, wants to press the point that Christianity is endangered in the Middle East — its birthplace — and that its survival is in the interests of all nations.