WASHINGTON (RNS) Days ahead of a controversial congressional hearing on
Islamic extremism, the Obama administration is highlighting the role
Muslim Americans play in combating radicalism in their communities.
NEW YORK (RNS) When Anam Chaudhry, 17, sang the national anthem to
several hundred protesters in Times Square on Sunday afternoon, she wore
a Muslim headscarf, and around her shoulders, another garment: the
Warsaw, March 4 (ENInews)--A senior Turkish Protestant has said his country's small Christian churches still face severe hardships, despite recent pledges by the government to improve protection of religious rights.
WASHINGTON (RNS) House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday (March 4)
that he and fellow lawmakers will defend the Defense of Marriage Act
after the Obama administration dropped its support for the law last
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) As a high-school student in the mid-1960s, Greg Aymond
occasionally saw an angry teacher cuff a student. It never happened to
him, nor does the memory of faculty discipline in those days
particularly trouble the man who later became the archbishop of New
Christian schools and colleges across Pakistan shut down for three
days to protest the March 2 assassination in Islamabad of Shahbaz
Bhatti, a Roman Catholic who was minister for religious minorities.
Christians and secular groups marched in the cities of Lahore, Karachi,
Hyderabad and Faisalabad to protest the killing.