Why, asks Dalil Boubakeur, should hundreds of empty churches not be converted to mosques? It's an intriguing question.
Submission is billed as a cautionary tale about Islam's threat to Europe. In fact it's more of an introspective tract on the West's ambivalence about survival.
In October 2013, a program entitled “Health Care from the Pulpit” was introduced by Enroll America, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to increase enrollment in services provided by the Affordable Care Act among the previously uninsured. They intend to bring churches of different faiths together to “be engaged in the education and outreach efforts around the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period.” Programs like “Health Care from the Pulpit” have existed for centuries and in a number of national contexts. The greatest example occurred during the spread of the smallpox vaccine in France in the early 19th century.
We don’t have to choose between solidarity with victims of violence and with religious minorities. But the latter may be more challenging work.
The vast majority of Muslims in France hail from former colonies in Africa. Of all of the relationships, the one with Algeria is the most fraught.
In Catholic Europe, Romani have long been faithful Catholics. They are devoted to the dark-skinned St. Sarah, believed to be a companion of the biblical Three Marys.
Beneath the many contrasts Pamela Druckerman draws between French and U.S. children is a deeper one between the two societies.
France's main Protestant grouping has added its voice to criticism of a government program aimed at repatriating Roma (Gypsy) immigrants and demolishing unauthorized Roma camps.