PARIS (RNS) Tens of thousands of faithful responded to calls by Muslim leaders across France to attend Friday prayers in honor of the 130 people who died during last week’s terrorist attacks around Paris.
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(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.
Judging from published lists of the 129 dead, about 6 percent have been identified by family and friends as Muslim by religion or by ethnic ties to majority-Muslim countries.
(RNS) One cannot erase the effects of such horrible attacks executed under the banner of religion. To claim that all Muslims are terrorists is far from correct, but to deny or underestimate the power of some Islamic texts and interpretations is not prudent, either.
(RNS) Mass killings by a group that calls itself the Islamic State have triggered a heated debate about militant Islam and our response. Rene Girard’s theories deserve wider appreciation.
(RNS) Pope Francis raises the specter of a World War III “in pieces,” Muslims issue statements of condemnation, while evangelical Christians in America debate whether to speak of a “war with Islam.”
PARIS — The European Court of Human Rights has rejected claims by a French comedian that his right to speak freely was denied when he was convicted and fined in France for insulting Jews. The court said Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a provocative performer who has been repeatedly accused of hate speech and anti-Semitism, could not […]
PARIS (RNS) The European bishops’ conference is expected to release an expert report detailing action and discussion items on climate change in response to the pope’s encyclical.
PARIS (RNS) The ruling addressed a long tradition of offering alternatives to pork in public school lunches, a tradition that has tapped simmering anti-immigrant sentiments in France.