WASHINGTON (RNS) “No religion is responsible for terrorism — people are responsible for violence and terrorism,” Obama told delegates at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.
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(RNS) There is no profile of someone who will become a terrorist and no reliable way to predict who will turn to violence.
COPENHAGEN (RNS) “It feels surrealistic that this happened in Denmark, just around the corner from where I live,” said Uffe Alici Pedersen of Copenhagen, who is Muslim.
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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Drones have become a weapon of first resort and not last resort,” said the Rev. Richard Killmer. “It has made it a lot easier to go to war.”
MINNEAPOLIS (RNS) A Minneapolis gas station manager has poured thousands of dollars of his own money into producing a series of animated cartoon messages to rebut the extremist group’s messaging.
As ethno-religious conflicts and extremism hinder Myanmar’s democratic reforms, faith leaders across the country emphasize the need for interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance.
NEW YORK (RNS) The archbishop of New York seemed to part ways with another prominent New York Catholic, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who essentially said Charlie Hebdo editors had brought on their own slaughter.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The Vatican and the pope may be targets … but it is not opportune to feed a state of particular alarm, because at the moment it is neither justified or well-founded,” the Vatican’s chief spokesman said.