GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast -- Fifteen civilians and three members of the special forces were killed in the attack at a weekend retreat popular with Ivorians and westerners.
(RNS) How do we keep Muslim youth from the extremists? We need imams and scholars to teach Quranic critical thinking on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
(RNS) Islamophobia cannot be an excuse for allowing the swell of seminaries and clerics that cherry-pick the Quran and preach hatred of Christians, Jews and other "unbelievers."
(RNS) Pope Francis raises the specter of a World War III “in pieces,” Muslims issue statements of condemnation, while evangelical Christians in America debate whether to speak of a “war with Islam.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The "Dialogues of the Carmelites" shows the price that is paid when truth is not spoken to power and a sense of injustice makes unholy acts seem somehow noble.
WASHINGTON (RNS) No president can make religious rhetoric work without getting buffeted by critics from all directions, experts say.
Anyone implying that you cannot truly support free expression unless you enthusiastically support Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons sets up a false dichotomy. Taking issue with these cartoons doesn’t make you an apologist for extremism—and suggesting otherwise isn’t just wrong, it’s harmful.
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