(RNS) — Imprisoning people for their religious convictions is bad enough, but persisting with this policy in the face of a public health crisis crosses into new territory of immorality.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Mohammed al-Dulfi's 67-year-old father died on March 21 after a brief struggle against the new coronavirus, but it would take nine days for his body to find ...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak in Iran prompted the government to call for closure of Shiite shrines in Qom, Mashhad and Shiraz, but the country’s powerful clerics have rejected or ignored the notices.
(RNS) — Since the Houthis came to power in 2013, they have begun a program of systematic persecution against the Baha’is that is suspiciously reminiscent of Iran’s historical enmity.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis laid out his international agenda for the new year by addressing mounting concerns about the situation in Iran, the impact of climate change in Australia and the necessary steps to ensure peace.
(RNS) — Among Iran's important religious sites are the tombs of Esther and Mordecai, Daniel and King Cyrus.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Concern about the growing tensions between the United States and Iran has been bubbling within the Vatican, as Pope Francis and high-ranking prelates urge global leaders to seek peace.
(RNS) — Iranians in America have been caught in the crossfire of US-Iran tensions for decades. Advocates say things are likely about to get a whole lot worse.
(Sightings) — Ironically, it is in times of crisis when we can be least likely to step back and compare our words and actions against our moral convictions.
(RNS) — Religious leaders were split along liberal and conservative lines, though even the president's staunchest supporters appeared unsettled about the potential blowback from the attack.
(RNS) — The Báb's life is a model of independently investigating the truth free from blind imitation of past practices, the power of young people to create social change and the unstoppable power of spiritual conviction.
(RNS) – Muslim civil rights organizations have joined press freedom and other human rights groups in questioning the detention of the American-born journalist.
(RNS) — If we allow the condemnation of 22 Baha’is to death in Yemen, what will the world have actually learned?
(The Conversation) — Author Salman Rushdie's book goes to the heart of Muslim religious beliefs and challenges some of the most sensitive tenets.
(RNS) — The cost of a White House dinner celebrating evangelical Christian leadership may be silence on the plight of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the world.