PARIS (RNS) France’s half-a-million Jews ponder the question after a skullcap-wearing Jewish schoolteacher in Marseille was attacked Monday (Jan. 11) by a Kurdish teenager claiming allegiance to the Islamic State.
PARIS (RNS) In this weekend's regional elections, the fledgling Union of French Muslim Democrats party seeks to counter a rising tide of Islamophobia and give France’s five million Muslims a greater political voice.
PARIS (RNS) Tens of thousands of faithful responded to calls by Muslim leaders across France to attend Friday prayers in honor of the 130 people who died during last week’s terrorist attacks around Paris.
PARIS (RNS) Scattered anti-Muslim acts -- graffiti daubed on mosques, stones thrown at a kebab restaurant, “death to Muslims” scrawled on a wall of a Normandy town -- have already been reported since Friday’s attacks.
CERGY-PONTOISE, France (RNS) Busloads of refugees began arriving here, after the leftist government announced it would help out an overwhelmed Germany. They have received a warm welcome but questions loom.
PARIS (RNS) The pope's reaction, as reported in the media, appears to contrast starkly with his remarks two years ago in which he said, “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?”
PARIS (RNS) Dieudonne faces a charge of inciting terrorism for posting on Facebook that he felt like "Charlie Coulibaly" -- a reference to the gunman who killed four Jews at a kosher supermarket in Paris, just two days after the Charlie Hebdo attack.