(RNS) At the end of a three-day tour, the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation told Buddhist-majority Myanmar to repeal “laws restricting fundamental freedoms” after more than 240 Muslims were killed by Buddhist mobs during the past year.
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(RNS) “The Burmese government must make a concerted effort to allow an effective investigation into these abuses and hold perpetrators accountable,” Physicians for Human Rights concluded in its report.
Religion News Service’s regional hubs — the Faith & Values news sites — debut their first team series, “From Bullets to Burnings: Religion & Violence in America.” Part 1: The Business of Church Safety In its first weeklong series, Faith & Values news explores what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. […]
(RNS) The two sides want to achieve a violence-free month of Ramadan in four Thailand provinces where a decade of fighting has killed more than 5,700 people.
Father Charles Dahm has come to a parish on Chicago’s north side to deliver the kind of homily the parishioners have probably never heard before—one which will make some of them uncomfortable.
(RNS) President Obama's forceful speech at the United Nations on Tuesday contained the outlines of what is emerging as his administration's religious doctrine. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) After Friday's deadly shootings in Colorado, religious leaders called for stricter gun control. But is gun control a “religious” issue? By David Gibson.
BOSTON (RNS) While Somali Muslims in America have been in the news for joining terrorist groups overseas, few people have paid attention to a more substantive problem of young men getting involved in the drug trade and joining gangs. By Omar Sacirbey.
Concern over the killing of unarmed Trayvon Martin was echoed in religious centers from Atlanta to New York and California, with many preachers and their congregations wearing hooded sweatshirts in Martin's memory.