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After Roe’s demise, clergy lead faithful in praise, laments

By David Crary and Holly Meyer — June 27, 2022
(AP) — Views on abortions are not just polarizing within denominations; the divisions span the religious landscape.
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Why Muslim countries are quick at condemning defamation – but often ignore rights violations against Muslim minorities

By Ahmet T. Kuru — June 16, 2022
(The Conversation) — A scholar of Islam writes about how widespread authoritarianism in the Muslim world shapes governments’ foreign policy toward Muslim minorities abroad.

Thousands march in Bangladesh over comments about Islam

By Associated Press — June 16, 2022
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least five Arab nations have condemned the remarks and lodged official protests against India.

Thousands protest ‘bulldozer justice’ against Indian Muslims

By Biswajeet Banerjee — June 15, 2022
LUCKNOW, India (AP) - The protests were sparked by derogatory remarks about Islam and the Prophet Muhammed made recently by two spokespeople of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.

Global summit on religious persecution presents opportunity to fight abuse

By Knox Thames — June 14, 2022
(RNS) — The power of these summits is in bringing together all stakeholders around advancing religious freedom.

There is no one ‘religious view’ on abortion: A scholar of religion, gender and sexuality explains

By Samira Mehta — June 13, 2022
(The Conversation) — Views on abortion differ not only among major religious traditions, but within each one.

New book ‘Interpreting Religion’ dares to ask ‘how’

By Kathryn Post — June 13, 2022
(RNS) — How do religious people make meaning? And how are those meanings transmitted, contested and remade?

India’s dark turn from model of religious pluralism to cautionary tale

By Khyati Y. Joshi — June 10, 2022
(RNS) — We need to see ourselves in India’s religious minorities.

India’s insult of the Prophet Muhammad is a sign of deeper Islamophobia

By Omar Suleiman — June 8, 2022
(RNS) — Boycotts and media outrage won’t change India’s attacks on its own Muslim citizens.

Muslim nations slam India over insulting remarks about Islam

By Sheikh Saaliq — June 7, 2022
NEW DELHI (AP) — The controversial remarks follow increasing violence targeting India’s Muslim minority carried out by Hindu nationalists.

2/3 of US colleges and universities lack student groups for Muslims, Jews, Hindus or Buddhists

By Dhruba Das, Jonathan S. Coley, and Gary John Adler Jr. — June 7, 2022
(The Conversation) — Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim student organizations are rarities at most colleges and universities. An expert delves into why.

How the role and visibility of chaplains changed over the past century

By Wendy Cadge and Michael Skaggs — June 1, 2022
(The Conversation) — Chaplaincy emerged as a professional field in the mid-20th century. In the years since, their roles have evolved and they have also come to include many diverse religious traditions.

Dispute over mosque becomes religious flashpoint in India

By Krutika Pathi and Sheikh Saaliq — May 26, 2022
NEW DELHI (AP) — A group of Hindus seeks access to pray inside the Gyanvapi mosque, arguing it was built on top of the ruins of a medieval-era temple that was razed by a Mughal emperor.
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