TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) — But Islamic conservatives aim to undo the repeal of the law, which they maintain was based on Muslim teaching.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Stories of Muslims facing down hate and terror, especially perpetrated by violent Islamists who claim to speak in their name, are both important to tell and more common than we realize.
HARA KBIRA, Tunisia (RNS) Djerba remains a tiny oasis of interfaith harmony and tolerance in an Arab world splintered by violence.
(RNS) A party congress over the weekend voted to drop Ennahda’s traditional religious work and participate in Tunisian politics as a regular political party.
(RNS) Saudi Arabia's King Salman has sought to bring slow change to one of the most conservative nations on earth.
TUNIS, Tunisia (RNS) Militancy in the Arab world is often fueled by repressive political policies; many experts say Tunisia is wisely steering away from despotic edicts that have rocked Arab Spring movements in Egypt and Libya.
(RNS) Church leaders in Libya remain hopeful that Christians in the mostly Muslim country will be allowed to practice their faith, even as the country appears to move towards Shariah law.
BOSTON (RNS) “She Who Tells a Story,” a photo exhibit now showing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, features the work of 12 women from Muslim countries who shatter stereotypes with works that are provocative, beautiful, mysterious, and surprising, all at the same time.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The number of countries in the region with sectarian or communal violence between religious groups doubled from five to 10 during 2011, a year that coincided with most of the political uprisings of Arab Spring.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Friday (May 10) met with Pope Tawadros II, head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, an encounter that brought the number of popes residing within the Vatican walls to three this week. It also put a spotlight on the suffering of Christians in Egypt.
TUNIS, TUNISIA (RNS) Increasingly, critics say, free expression -- a cornerstone of Tunisia's 2011 revolution -- is under attack. A string of incidents has fueled an intense debate about the role of religion, artistic expression and women's rights in this once staunchly secular North African country. By Elizabeth Bryant.
(RNS) Whether U.S. foreign policy has helped create a political environment where radicals are struggling to remain relevant, or emboldened extremists to act out, is a matter of disagreement. By Oren Dorell.
BEIRUT (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon on Friday for a high-risk trip aimed at emboldening the Middle East’s beleaguered Christian minority, just as anti-Western protests spread through much of the Muslim world. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) The man who circulated the trailer of an obscure anti-Islam film, promoted it on his website and posted it on social media was a little known Egyptian-American Coptic Christian activist who lives near Washington and proudly touts his ties to Quran-burner Terry Jones. By Daniel Burke.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI embarks Friday (Sept. 14) on a high-risk trip to Lebanon, as the country's stability is threatened by spillover from the conflict in neighboring Syria. By Alessandro Speciale.
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