Reuters is an author at Religion News Service.
US top court set to rule on religious rights; travel ban looms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer potentially could narrow the separation of church and state.
Bomber planning to attack Mecca’s Grand Mosque blows himself up
DUBAI (Reuters) The interior ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax.
Man charged with terrorism-related murder in London van attack
LONDON (Reuters) Darren Osborne, 47, is accused of plowing the rented vehicle into the group of worshippers in Finsbury Park in the early hours of Monday morning.
US court lifts injunction on Mississippi law seen as anti-LGBT
(Reuters) Opponents said they will likely seek to overturn the decision, arguing that the measure, backed by Christian groups, allowed for sweeping discrimination.
Shock and anger in Mosul after ISIS destroys historic mosque
MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) For many in Mosul, the city can never be the same after Islamic State militants blew up the leaning minaret that had graced the city for nearly 850 years.
Israeli court stands up for woman in airline gender seat swap case
JERUSALEM (Reuters) The case against El Al was brought by 83-year-old Renee Rabinowitz, who was asked by a flight attendant, after boarding a flight from Newark, N.J., to Tel Aviv in 2015, if she would agree to move.
ISIS blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared ‘caliphate’
MOSUL/IRBIL, Iraq (Reuters) It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled “caliphate” spanning parts of Syria and Iraq.
Indonesian Islamic sect members say they’re denied state IDs over their beliefs
JAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) In order to obtain ID documents, Ahmadis, who identify as Muslims but believe another prophet followed the Prophet Muhammad, had to sign a form and declare their belief in Muhammad as God’s prophet.
Vatican’s first auditor-general resigns unexpectedly
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) No reason was given for the resignation of Libero Milone. But a Vatican source told Reuters, ‘It’s a pretty ugly situation and I hope it does not get worse.’
Central African Republic foes sign church-mediated peace accord
ROME (Reuters) The deal, which was mediated by the Roman Catholic Sant’ Egidio peace group, calls for an immediate end to hostilities and recognition of the results of last year’s presidential elections.
Virginia police probe Muslim girl’s killing as ‘road rage’ incident
(Reuters)The attack spurred an outpouring of grief and horror in a Muslim community that has been gathering to pray at a mosque about 30 miles outside Washington in observance of the last 10 days of Ramadan.
Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque; Prime minister calls it a ‘sickening’ terrorist attack
LONDON (Reuters) – Shortly after midnight, the rented vehicle swerved into a group of people leaving prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, one of the biggest in the country, witnesses said.
Delaware governor to sign first abortion rights bill under Trump
(Reuters) As early as the end of this week, Gov. John Carney Jr. could sign the bill that supporters said codifies at the state level provisions of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that protects a woman’s right to abortion.
Attackers bomb Ayatollah Khomeini tomb and Parliament; Saudis blamed
LONDON (Reuters) The attacks are the first claimed by ISIS, a hard-line Sunni Muslim militant group, inside the Shiite Muslim country.
London attacker’s mother blames internet for son’s radicalization
ROME (Reuters) The mother of the Italian-Moroccan jihadi who helped carry out a deadly attack in London last week said on Tuesday she had tried to keep her son from falling under the sway of Islamic State ideology, but the internet and his London friends changed him.