- May 27, 2020
Last week’s Paris terror attacks, and then the renewed controversy over the Syrian refugee crisis and resistance to accepting Muslim refugees into the United States, reflects ongoing concerns about terrorism among Americans. But it also reflects, in some circles, animosity and suspicion toward Muslims in general, or even toward Islam itself.
ROME — Pope Francis on Wednesday called on the world’s religions to join forces in the fight against fundamentalism and extremism, arguing instead for a focus on “positive values” such as the promotion of peace, care for the poor, and environmental protection. The pontiff was speaking to a delegation of
ROME — Against the backdrop of an increasingly secularized world, a senior Vatican official told leading representatives of both Judaism and Islam on Thursday that “God is not dead.” French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran said it’s a paradox that religions are associated with violence, the result of minority groups of terrorists
WASHINGTON — A starkly worded ad began appearing this week at bus stops near the White House. Next to a silhouette of President Barack Obama’s back reads the words: “Don’t walk away from women and girls raped in conflict. Act now.” A coalition of religious and human rights leaders on
ROME — Two days after the Vatican announced its first bilateral accord with the “State of Palestine,” Pope Francis on Saturday welcomed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Rome as an “angel of peace.” The two leaders met for 20 minutes on the eve of the canonization of two Palestinian nuns,