PARIS (RNS) — Times are getting more difficult for members of minority religions across Europe as nationalism, security fears and anti-immigrant movements gain ground.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violent attacks on Jews worldwide dropped in 2017 despite a rise in other forms of anti-Semitism, researchers reported Wednesday, in a year characterized by normalization and mainstreaming of anti-Semitism not seen in Europe since World War II.
(RNS) — As Halloween approaches, the Rev. David Collins, a Jesuit professor of history at Georgetown University, takes us back to a time in European history when witches were persecuted and executed by society.
PARIS (RNS) — A leading French commentator sees a 'neo-Protestant' challenge to France’s traditional 'Catholic/secular' political culture, transforming politics from behind-the-scenes battling among elites to more open and transparent governance.
PARIS (RNS) Protestant, Jewish and Muslim leaders — representing religious minorities in France — have come out against anti-immigrant candidate Marine Le Pen. The Roman Catholic Church remains officially neutral.
Jew-baiting rhetoric emerges in a political campaign. On the Upper West Side of NYC.
(The Conversation) A candidate's perceived Islamophobia may influence a French Muslim's vote, but the impact of religious faith on political choice should not be overstated.
PARIS (RNS) Playing the religion card openly is rare in France, where secularism is normally taken so seriously that politicians rarely if ever mention their faith in public. But this election is not taking place in normal times.
(The Conversation) The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) that interprets EU law issued a landmark judgment on March 14 that upheld the right of private companies in ...
Bernard-Henri Levy is the coolest Jew in the world. But, can he teach us Judaism?
PARIS (RNS) The Foundation for Islam in France selected a Catholic former interior minister as president, provoking controversy.
BORDEAUX, France (RNS) This city's year-old CAPRI program is aimed at preventing radicalization after a wave of largely homegrown terrorist attacks.
PARIS (RNS) The bill would allow abortion rights activists to sue websites that promote alternatives to ending a pregnancy or discuss abortion's possible psychological effects.
PARIS (Reuters) The Holy Trinity Cathedral is Russia's biggest and most visible landmark in the French capital since Tsar Alexander III offered Paris a bridge named after him in the late 19th century.
(RNS) First, they came for the Muslim women in the burkinis …