(RNS) — By making these men cardinals, the pope is handing them megaphones.
CAIRO (RNS) — With Islam under global scrutiny and ISIS projecting power over the internet, Al-Azhar University's observatory has set out to counter terrorist messaging.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis said Egypt’s rich history and cultural heritage should be the basis for 'the construction of social and civil order' in which all citizens regardless of their origin or religion can work together.
DUBAI/AMMAN (RNS) The Islamic State posted a religious edict on Twitter, which ruled that it is permissible in Islam to burn an infidel to death. However, senior clerics across the Islamic world argued that inflicting death by fire was always banned under Islam.
ISTANBUL (RNS) Political unrest continues to sweep Egypt and Syria, once hubs for Islamic learning, and more students are turned off by Saudi Arabia’s more literalist interpretation of Islam. This gives Turkey an opening.