- Oct 26, 2020
Ending a five-year freeze in relations, Pope Francis is set to meet the Grand Imam of the al-Azhar Mosque, Ahmed el-Tayeb, in the Vatican on Monday. The al-Azhar mosque and university complex in Cairo, Egypt, is widely considered the most prestigious institution in the Sunni Muslim world. Just to put
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