(RNS) — Rizwan Mawani uses diverse sacred spaces as lenses through which to offer readers a primer on the expansive histories, architectures and ritual practices of Muslims around the world.
(RNS) — When Easter Sunday becomes Good Friday, something is terribly wrong.
JUBA, South Sudan (RNS) — Thousands of Southern Sudanese are gathering in churches and mosques in cities and refugee camps to pray for the end of a civil war that has raged since 2013.
(The Conversation) — Richard Dawkins' tweets are not the first time the Muslim call to prayer has been misconstrued or that Muslims have been attacked for their prayer practices around the world.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — After closing more than 700 churches and some mosques in March, Rwandan government officials have moved to institute guidelines for how faith groups operate in the majority-Christian East African country.
CAIRO (RNS) — The Egyptian government has banned preaching at 20,000 mosques as a precautionary measure to prevent extremist violence during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
(AP) Fervent religious activists, urged on by Hamas, roam the streets with loudspeakers calling people to early prayers.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — 'Churches that have been destroyed should be rebuilt by the state governments,' said the Rev. Felix Omobude, the national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.
(RNS) Architecture students, reflecting on millennial spirituality, come up with new conceptions for a house of worship.
(RNS) The move came on the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump, who made anti-immigrant rhetoric and a Muslim registry part of his campaign.
COLOGNE, Germany — Arabic speaking mosques are often short of funds, or else supported by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. Some back ultra-conservative or highly literal interpretations of Islam, such as Wahhabism or Salafism.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is calling for surveillance of mosques as part of U.S. law enforcement efforts to prevent terrorism, and standing by his remarks on banning Muslim immigrants, which others in his party have criticized.
(RNS) An Arkansas pastor offered a motion calling for the removal from office of SBC leaders who supported the right of Muslims to build mosques.
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, who prosecutors say belonged to an ally of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, is the first person to be charged with destroying cultural artifacts by the International Criminal Court.
ROME (RNS) Italy’s constitutional court on Wednesday (Feb. 24) overturned the rule imposed in the Lombardy region, after the central government intervened saying the measure violated civil rights.
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