(The Conversation) — Sri Lanka’s 21 million Christians, the majority of them Roman Catholics, have a long history that reflects the dynamics of colonialism as well as present-day ethnic and religious tensions.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the bombings as a terrorist attack by religious extremists and said seven suspects had been arrested, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
TORONTO (RNS) Ontario has one of the largest concentrations of Copts in the diaspora. Many are reeling with sorrow and grasping for an explanation of what is happening to their church back in Egypt, a country that has been its home for almost two millennia.
CAIRO (RNS) The wave of violence has opened up new arguments about Egyptian politics, Coptic religious doctrine and cracks in community unity.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (RNS) On Monday, the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mark held a special service to pray for the victims of the two church bombings in Egypt.
(RNS) Religion gave billions of people meaning in their lives and inspired good deeds this year, but in news coverage it was linked to bloodshed and blamed for fueling bigotry.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- The devices were placed just outside churches in a trash can and a mail box. There were no injuries.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS/ENInews) Kenyan churches are tightening security after a lone attacker exploded a grenade inside an evangelical church in Nairobi on Sunday (April 29), killing one person and injuring 15, while a string of bombings in Nigeria killed 19 people. By Fredrick Nzwili.