WASHINGTON (RNS) Inmate Gregory Holt wants to grow a half-inch beard in observance of his Muslim faith. Arkansas prison officials say he can’t. The Supreme Court will decide.
Articles tagged “Muslim”
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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will consider a religion trifecta: One case focuses on prison inmates. Another deals with outdoor signs. The third affects Americans born in Jerusalem.
(RNS) A new British study shows that Muslim women who wear headscarfs think better of their bodies than Muslim women who don’t.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Middle East is high on the pope’s agenda and Francis has been particularly outspoken about worsening violence in Syria and Iraq and the persecution of Christian minorities in both countries.
(RNS) Civil rights and religious groups are asking the Obama administration to rid federal agencies of anti-Muslim bias.
“Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, continues to experience the violent persecution of its minority population of Rohingya Muslims. Muslims are being attacked by mobs of extremist Buddhist factions, despite Buddhist principles of nonviolence.”
(RNS) The newest Gallup poll finds most Christians don’t approve of President Obama and most Muslims do.
(RNS) Muslim-Jewish iftars are popping up across the nation, bringing together dozens and sometimes hundreds of people for a celebratory Ramadan meal at which both faiths can forge a deeper interfaith understanding.