(The Christian Science Monitor) The agreement between the United States and Turkey to establish some form of protected zone in northern Syria that is free of the self-described Islamic State heralds a potential shift in Syria’s civil war.
(RNS) Americans are all for religious freedom—but disagree on who can claim it.
Diverse religious groups are recognized—but Christians and Jews are significantly more welcome than atheists, and many don’t see a welcome mat for Muslims. And not everyone means the same thing when speaking of a “Christian” nation.
(The Christian Science Monitor) Rep. Eliot Engel has seen the Iran ads on television: The somber “good deal or bad deal?” ad that urges Congress to reject the Iran nuclear agreement; and the promising “good deal” ad, that defends the agreement as a plus for American and Israeli security.
From a zero-waste synagogue to global development work after natural disasters, environmental projects by faith leaders are being hailed by the Obama administration as examples of exemplary leadership on climate change.