(RNS) — Framing the opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party’s Hindutva creed as a Hindu-Muslim conflict ignores the persecution of India's Christians and other religious minorities.
(RNS) For Pakistan’s Christians and minority Ahmadi Muslims, the run-up to Wednesday’s (July 25) elections has been terrifying. Now, without sustained pressure on the vote's winners, the country's religious minorities will soon face an existential threat.
LAHORE, Pakistan (RNS) — Pakistan’s second-ever cardinal of the Catholic Church is slated to be installed on June 29. The country's Christian minority hopes the appointment will draw attention to religious persecution.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (RNS) — Bangladesh is the second and final leg of one of the most politically fraught trips of Francis' papacy, where his outspoken concern for refugees has been tempered by sensitivities on the ground.
(RNS) — Pope Francis was faced with a terrible dilemma: Be prophetic and put at risk Christians in Myanmar, or be silent and compromise his moral authority. He chose neither.
DALLAS (AP) — Pence discussed his plans at a religious dinner in Washington, where he stressed the Trump administration's commitment to helping Christian minority groups across the Middle East.
(RNS) President Trump can expect serious pushback on a religious liberty executive order he is reportedly poised to sign.
MUMBAI (RNS) Young Muslim men in India nabbed on false terror charges has been a recurring problem through the years, often attributed to ingrained biases of the police.
(RNS) 'We're looking for any good signs but the signs he is sending are not good,' Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said of Trump.
(Reuters) Once a thriving minority, only a handful of Sikh and Hindu families remain in Afghanistan. Many have chosen to flee the country of their birth, blaming growing discrimination and intolerance.
Bangladesh, a deeply religious but moderate Muslim-majority country of 160 million people, is struggling to control attacks by Islamist groups on bloggers critical of extremism, atheists and religious minorities.
(RNS) Separate targeted attacks on Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and atheists have left the country reeling.
MARRAKESH, Morocco (RNS) Participants unveiled the Marrakesh Declaration, an updated bill of rights for religious minorities, inspired by the the Prophet Muhammad's Charter of Medina.
(RNS) The summit harks back to the Charter of Medina, in which the Prophet Muhammad drew up the rights of non-Muslims 1,400 years ago.
(RNS) Life for religious minority youths in America may be getting tougher. Teachers can do something about it.
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