ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) Nearly a year after Pulse, I am still learning the cost of ignorance, the benefits of a second chance and the depths of grace.
MIAMI (Reuters) A Florida man pleaded no contest and was sentenced on Monday (Feb. 6) to 30 years in prison for setting fire last year to the mosque where Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen once worshipped, court officials said.
(RNS) The line that matters most is the line between those who respond to hate with more hate, and those who respond to hate with love.
PARIS — Several of the men involved in apparently Islamic State-inspired attacks in Paris in November 2015 and in Brussels in March 2016 had a history of crime.
(RNS) In the wake of terrorist incidents, we must avoid the impulse to give in to hatred.
(RNS) At communal gatherings, Muslim Americans may feel more vulnerable this year.
(RNS) Knowing that our gathering places might become targets for violence, we crank up the sound, clap our hands, look each other in the eye and put our bodies and souls on fabulous display.
Donald Trump, who has proposed a moratorium on Muslim immigration into the United States and possible surveillance of mosques, is now talking about "profiling" Muslims as a response to terrorism.
ORLANDO, Florida -- In the days following the slayings of 49 people at a gay nightclub, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community pulled together in prayer vigils and benefit drag shows and basked in a broad showing of support many said they had never experienced.
ORLANDO, Fla./FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- FBI agents on Friday questioned a member of the Florida mosque attended by Omar Mateen, the man who shot 49 people to death at a gay nightclub, as new information surfaced revealing the killer had exhibited chronic behavioral problems during his youth.
(RNS) Mainstream Islamic authorities reject gay relationships. But some Muslims hope for change, and say the roots of homophobia within Muslim communities may not be as deep as many think.
ROME (RNS) The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Kenneth Hackett, attended the service along with diplomats and staff from at least seven embassies.
People around the world gathered for vigils, prayer and reflection in the days after the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, 2016.
(RNS) The senior pastor of the 20,000-member, nondenominational Northland Church shared his thoughts on the intersection of LGBT discrimination and religion in light of the shooting.
(RNS) After Sunday's violent incident, many have again reverted to the familiar but false dichotomy regarding Muslims in America: that because a gunman is Muslim, he must be a radical, bent on destroying America.
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