(RNS) Muslims must unite and reject the ideologies of ultraconservative schools of thought that inspire some to become extremists.
The bombings once again call attention to a serious crisis: the radicalization of citizens outside the Middle East by extremist groups.
(RNS) But Americans' level of fear far outstrips the actual threat to U.S. lives, says a new report.
(RNS) "Faith-based" cleansing of ancient lands, murder and forgiveness motivated by scripture, and religiously inspired concern for the poor and the environment were hallmarks of 2015.
DETROIT — Terry Ali, a 48-year-old medical receptionist is suing Livonia Dermatology, claiming the clinic fired her two days after the deadly San Bernardino shooting because of her religious beliefs. Specifically, she wore a hijab to work.
Melissa Chance Yassini's 8-year-old daughter was terrified when she heard Trump call for a ban on all Muslims entering the country after the San Bernardino massacre.
COVINA, Calif. (RNS) It was a Sunday that started off like most -- a mad rush to get breakfast on the table, get the kids dressed and head to our mosque.
(RNS) Archbishop Joseph Kurtz also laments the Planned Parenthood attack and violence "in the name of God," and calls for stricter gun control.
(RNS) After the San Bernardino massacre I, like other Muslims, worried about my safety, given that I’m easily identifiable in my hijab. And that, I have decided, is ridiculous. I was not a victim that day.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - The contrasting lives of the Farook brothers, described by friends, neighbors and former classmates who knew them both, is a disturbing tale, in part because there are so few clues to why they turned out so differently.
(RNS) Co-workers with opposing views of faith and Israel: one a radicalized Muslim, the other a Messianic Jew.
(RNS) There is a striking facet of the recent tragedies that shines brightly amidst their grim darkness: The witness of Christians who, in the face of evil, have displayed the love of their savior and the forgiveness he alone can bring.
He had harsh language for Islamic State "thugs and killers, vowing to fight "by being strong and smart, resilient and relentless." But he also stressed American values, concluding. "Freedom is more powerful than fear."
The San Bernardino Calif., killings by a couple with terrorist ties prompted the Sunday (Dec. 6) address, his first from the Oval Office since 2010.
(RNS) After a string of successful social media campaigns had buttressed the fledgling Muslim activist ranks, many are now seeing the medium’s limitations.
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