(RNS) — This year, Christian watchdog organization Open Doors USA is highlighting the ‘rise of the surveillance state’ and its impact on Christians and Muslims in China in its 2019 World Watch List, released Wednesday (Jan. 15).
(RNS) — 'They were refugees, they did what the world wanted them to do. They went back home, they tried to rebuild and then we just opened the gates for more terror to come back again into their lives after they were trying to rebuild.'
(RNS) — Christian aid organizations in Syria have sprung into action in response to the new conflict in the region and are vowing to stay with the Kurds as the crisis grows.
CHICAGO (RNS) — As fewer refugees are arriving in the United States, organizations that work with refugees — many of which are faith-based — are finding new ways to reach out to those who have been forced to flee their home countries.
(RNS) — Researchers attributed some of the findings to coverage of violent conflict or Islamist groups, but also noted a lack of obituaries and wedding announcements about Muslims.
IZMIR, Turkey (RNS) — The Turkish government isn’t Brunson’s only foe. He’s also battling former members of his congregation who were expelled in part for harboring racist views toward ethnic Kurdish refugees, according to one pastor at the church.
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — The travel ban has thrown yet another obstacle in the way of Syrian refugees whose status in neighboring countries is already uncertain.
SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — At least seven people plus the six family members, who included girls aged 9 and 12, died in the attacks Sunday (May 13) in Surabaya.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not a final ruling on the travel ban: Challenges to the policy are winding through the federal courts, and the justices themselves ultimately are expected to rule on its legality.
(RNS) A new film follows a teenage Syrian girl, as she becomes the only Muslim in an all-girl Catholic school in Los Angeles, and her mother, whose marriage dissolves.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A dissenting report criticizes the commission for failing to investigate Israel.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In his Easter Sunday blessing, Francis also urged the faithful to remember 'all those forced to leave their homelands as a result of armed conflicts, terrorist attacks, famine and oppressive regimes.'
(RNS) It is time for Sean Spicer to resign. Or, visit the US Holocaust Museum, Or, both.
(RNS) A roundup of responses from a variety of religious leaders, whose reactions also range widely.