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Is ‘Jewish supremacy’ translating into anti-Christian violence in Jerusalem?

By Daoud Kuttab — February 3, 2023
(RNS) — The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is a political one; it must stay as such.
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His art was an act of ‘sacred listening’ says ‘Portraits in Faith’ photographer

By Bob Smietana — January 27, 2023
(RNS)— A selection of Daniel Epstein's portraits is now on display as part of an exhibit called 'See the Other,' at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

Student groups show support for Minnesota college president

By Associated Press — January 27, 2023
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several student groups at a Minnesota college that dismissed an adjunct art instructor for showing an image of the Prophet Muhammad to her class say they do not want the school's embattled president to resign.

The WWI propaganda mosque: A new exhibit showcases a Muslim POW camp

By Kathryn Post — January 27, 2023
(RNS) — A new online exhibit from the National WWI Museum and Memorial presents the overlooked story of the Halbmondlager, a WWI Muslim prisoner of war camp.

Hamline University faculty call on president to resign over handling of Islamic art

By Yonat Shimron — January 25, 2023
(RNS) — The faculty council voted 71-12 to ask the president to step down, saying its members no longer have faith in her ability to lead the St. Paul, Minnesota, school.

Pope Francis moves ahead with delayed Africa visit despite violence in Congo

By Junno Arocho Esteves — January 25, 2023
(RNS) — A Vatican spokesman said ‘there was no specific threat’ to the 86-year-old pontiff.

Two years after US recognized Uyghur genocide, rights groups warn time is running out

By Kathryn Post — January 19, 2023
(RNS) — ‘If China’s genocidal policies and colonialism continue, Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples … will cease to exist,’ said one activist.

Mufti’s talk of women’s duties angers some Turkish Cypriots

By Menelaos Hadjicostis — January 19, 2023
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Muslim religious leader’s instruction to women to dutifully accept a husband's 'invitation to bed' to procreate has sparked outrage among many Turkish Cypriots.

Religious diversity is my day job. The Hamline Muhammad controversy isn’t easy.

By LaTanya Lane — January 19, 2023
(RNS) — Sometimes interfaith work results in dulcet outcomes. And sometimes the differences are irreconcilable.

Kenyan faith leaders fight to preserve ‘Sunday best’ at church

By Fredrick Nzwili — January 18, 2023
(RNS) — While some of the new debate over dress codes in church has to do with morality, one Catholic priest explained a more practical concern: ‘One needs to be properly dressed so that they are not a distraction to other worshippers who want to focus on their creator.’

Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians unite in support for Apache fight to save Oak Flat

By Alejandra Molina — January 18, 2023
(RNS) — Congress approved the transfer of the land to Resolution Copper in 2014 in exchange for 6,000 acres elsewhere, but the Western Apache claim that the site has unique spiritual meaning.

Hamline University retracts ‘Islamophobia’ charge as instructor sues

By Yonat Shimron — January 18, 2023
(RNS) — The art history instructor sued the university in Minnesota district court, alleging religious discrimination and defamation.

Islamic State claims church bombing in east Congo; 14 dead

By Associated Press — January 18, 2023
KASINDI, Congo (AP) — Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a bombing of a church in eastern Congo as authorities said Monday that the toll from Sunday's attack had risen to at least 14 dead.
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