Faith-based groups’ protests for cease-fire in Gaza gain momentum

By Jack Jenkins — November 3, 2023
“We don't need a pause, we need it ended — we need it to cease,” the Rev. Darrell Hamilton II said of the violence in Gaza.

How the Israel-Hamas war has brought together Arab Christians and Muslims

By Daoud Kuttab — November 3, 2023
(RNS) — Bonds strained in recent years by the rise of Islamic radicals have been cemented again.

In ‘Three Chaplains,’ Muslim military chaplains find resilience in faith

By Kathryn Post — November 3, 2023
(RNS) — The new documentary, premiering on PBS Nov. 6, finds unexpected resonance with its interfaith message amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

The White House is working on a strategy to combat Islamophobia. Many Muslim Americans are skeptical

By Aamer Madhani, Zeke Miller, and Seung Min Kim — November 3, 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — The new initiative is expected to take months to formalize, following a similar process to the plan to counter antisemitism.

Jewish students on campus feel threatened, scared amid antisemitic spike

By Yonat Shimron — November 1, 2023
(RNS) — ‘There’s definitely a foreboding sense — when’s the next tragedy?’ a Cornell University sophomore said.

Muslim and Arab Americans feel betrayed by Biden. Can he win back their votes?

By Kathryn Post — November 1, 2023
(RNS) — Recent polls report a swift and decisive drop in support for the president among Muslim and Arab American voters amid the Israel-Hamas war.

How a Hindu architect became the ‘mosque man’ of Kerala

By Priyadarshini Sen — October 31, 2023
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (RNS) — With no formal training, Govindan Gopalakrishnan built at least 114 mosques, four churches and a Hindu temple.

Don’t look away. Israel’s response is textbook ethnic cleansing.  

By Omar Suleiman — October 31, 2023
(RNS) — A leaked document shows Israel sees the war as an opportunity to push Palestinians into Egypt.

Illinois man pleads not guilty to hate crime and murder charges in attack on Muslim mother and son

By Sophia Tareen — October 31, 2023
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Joseph Czuba, 71, is charged in the fatal stabbing of six-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume and the wounding of Hanaan Shahin on Oct. 14.

Palestinian Christians and Muslims have lived together in the region for centuries − and several were killed recently while sheltering in the historic Church of Saint Porphyrius

By Christine Shepardson — October 30, 2023
(The Conversation) — Many Christian and Muslim families in Gaza today were displaced following the creation of new Arab and Jewish states. Today, Palestinian Christians occupy a complicated place in this region.

As Turkey’s Christians celebrate a new church, religious minorities still call for respect

By David I. Klein — October 27, 2023
ISTANBUL (RNS) — Though he has allowed new houses of worship to be built and old ones to be reopened, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan needs to do more, observers say, to restore respect for a truly pluralistic society as much as for church property.

Israeli, Palestinian, Muslim or Jewish: Some pain doesn’t fit the story we want to hear

By Michael Woolf — October 26, 2023
(RNS) — People of faith are called to have compassion, regardless of our preferred political narratives.

Bias is always part of being Muslim on campus. Now students face consequences for speaking up.

By Dilshad Ali — October 25, 2023
(RNS) — In dozens of interviews, students count the cost of condemning Israel’s role in the crisis.

Documentary on Black millennials depicts wide range of religion, rebellion

By Adelle M. Banks — October 24, 2023
(RNS) — ‘We show the pluralistic nature of the African American religious experience,’ said creator Teddy Reeves, ‘from those who are of some formal faith tradition to those who are not.’

The evil of holy wars

By Mark Silk — October 24, 2023
(RNS) — It’s a clear and present danger.
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