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Christmas holiday bus attacks in Kenya bring condemnation from Christian and Muslim leaders

By Fredrick Nzwili — December 16, 2020
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Christian and Muslim leaders have stepped up interfaith dialogue in hopes of reining in the bus attacks and other threats to the border region’s small Christian community.

Trump’s refugee cap compromises the US economy and American identity

By Scott Arbeiter — November 1, 2019
(RNS) — Before 2017, the US took in more refugees in a given year than all the other countries in the world. Thanks to the drastic reduction in US refugee admissions, other countries are outstripping us as the land of opportunity.

Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws

By Aysha Khan — August 30, 2019
BOSTON (RNS) — Across the country, the question of engagement in federal Countering Violent Extremism programs—including, in Massachusetts, a half-million dollar police mentorship program targeting Boston’s Somali Muslim youth—continues to divide Muslim communities.

To Sri Lankan Christians, and all Christian friends: ‘May Christ rise for you’

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 21, 2019
(RNS) — When Easter Sunday becomes Good Friday, something is terribly wrong.

In Nigeria, fears that a crackdown on Muslim group will court another Boko Haram

By Ali Abare Abubakar — September 24, 2018
ABUJA, Nigeria (RNS) — Muslims on the ground and experts in Washington worry that the detention of a Shiite cleric and the killings of his followers will provoke the Islamic Movement of Nigeria into waging war.

Labour Party legislator’s resignation increases unease for Britain’s Jews

By Catherine Pepinster — August 31, 2018
LONDON (RNS) — For generations of Jews, Britain has been a safe place to live, but now many Jews are feeling a deep unease about new evidence of anti-Semitism in the country and especially within the left-wing Labour Party.

In Turkey, suspicion of US clouds case of pastor Andrew Brunson

By Umar Farooq — July 28, 2018
ISTANBUL, Turkey (RNS) — For many in Turkey, Brunson's case has little to do with his faith or his work as a missionary, and everything to do with how Washington addresses the concerns of Ankara.

Cardinal to African faith leaders: Negotiate peace with terrorists

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald — June 8, 2018
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — As violence-torn Africa grows weary of solutions that haven’t worked, Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan is proposing a controversial alternative.

3 men convicted in Kansas plot to bomb Somali refugees

By Associated Press — April 18, 2018
(AP) — A federal jury found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas.

Why did former sheriff’s deputy allegedly try to bomb a Minnesota mosque?

By Jerome Socolovsky — March 15, 2018
CLARENCE, Ill. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy and purported ringleader in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque emerges in court documents as a sometimes-threatening figure with anti-government views who also wrote books and attracted others into his shadowy group.

Attention turns to affiliations of mosque-bombing suspects

By Jerome Socolovsky — March 14, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) — Last year, three men allegedly chose to travel some 500 miles (805 kilometers) from a rural farming town in central Illinois to bomb a mosque in suburban Minneapolis. Why? One suspect reportedly said they hoped to scare Muslims into leaving the U.S.

Man who drove van into Muslims in London convicted of murder

By Jerome Socolovsky — February 1, 2018
LONDON (AP) — A jury at London's Woolwich Crown Court deliberated for just an hour before finding 48-year-old Darren Osborne guilty of the June 2017 attack in the city's Finsbury Park neighborhood.

Two reports show fewer incidents of Muslim extremism in 2017

By Yonat Shimron — January 18, 2018
(RNS) — The new studies suggest the level of anxiety about Islamic extremism has far outpaced the actual scale of the threat.

The 12 most dangerous countries for Christians

By Jonathan Merritt — January 10, 2018
While American Christians are a privileged majority, their brothers and sisters in many places are a persecuted minority. 

Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 29, 2017
(AP) Egypt's Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.
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