VATICAN CITY (RNS) – In a school in downtown Rome on Friday (Dec. 6), the “bravest woman in Afghanistan” spoke to students about her faith, the Trump administration and the difficult legacy of four decades of war in her home country.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The suicide bomber was able to sneak into a wedding hall in Kabul where hundreds of Muslim religious scholars and clerics had gathered to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
(RNS) — Manhattan College’s Veterans at Ease program seeks to help veterans reintegrate into civilian and academic life after being separated from both for years of isolating service.
(RNS) — Todd Green, the author of a new book on Islamophobia, says that if we’re still asking Muslims to condemn terrorism despite repeated disavowals, the trouble lies not with Muslims, but with the American majority.
(AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a group of Sikhs and Hindus on their way to meet Afghanistan’s president in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people.
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(RNS) — Looking back, I feel guilty for being so stupid and burying myself in books rather than being part of the historic events of my time.
(RNS) — Afghanistan is a close second in an annual list from a Christian rights watchdog organization.
(AP) Afghan president Ashraf Ghani called the attack a "crime against humanity."
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber stormed into the largest Shiite Muslim mosque in Afghanistan's Herat province Tuesday night, opening fire on worshippers before blowing himself up, killing at least 29 and wounding 64 others.
(RNS) 'Nearly 1 in every 12 Christians in the world today lives in an area or in a culture in which Christianity is illegal, forbidden or punished,' said Open Doors CEO David Curry.
KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) A suicide bomber killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens on Monday in an explosion at a crowded Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, officials said. It was the third major attack on minority Shiites in the city since July.
(Reuters) Once a thriving minority, only a handful of Sikh and Hindu families remain in Afghanistan. Many have chosen to flee the country of their birth, blaming growing discrimination and intolerance.
(RNS) What leads the son of immigrants from a far-flung conservative nation to reportedly abuse his ex-wife and be repulsed by homosexuality?
Those who fled are grateful to be alive. Yet, said one, "2016 may be different in some ways, but the truth is the trauma remains."
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