(RNS) — 'We can navigate our differences and protect others while respecting religious freedom,' writes Jennifer Butler.
Tag - tolerance
(RNS) — Evangelical Christians in the founding of our republic understood something worth remembering. The flourishing of their communities depended on the extension of religious freedom, not only to minority Protestant dissenters like themselves...
(AP) — Titled "What to do if you are witnessing Islamophobic harassment," the posters encourage people to engage with the person who is being targeted and to draw attention away from the harasser.
JAKARTA (Reuters) Religious and political tensions have spiraled with Islamist-led rallies against Jakarta's former governor, an ethnic Chinese Christian who was charged with insulting the Koran.
(RNS) 'We actually have to convince the administration that bigotry against Muslims is wrong,' said Dalia Mogahed, a Muslim researcher and activist.
(RNS) 'President Trump’s condemnation this morning of anti-Semitism is as welcome as it is overdue,' said Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, in a statement issued on behalf of the Reform movement, the largest stream of American Judaism.
(USA Today) Trump had been criticized for passing up previous chances to denounce a spate of recent anti-Semitic incidents that range from desecration of a Jewish cemetery to Jewish community centers.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious freedom experts emphasized the need for education, tolerance and on-the-ground visits to persecuted religious people across the globe.
(RNS) 'Literary agents are in a unique position to help contribute to bringing more empathy, compassion, understanding and tolerance into this world through books,' the agents explain.
(RNS) In three days, donors gave nearly $1 million to rebuild the mosque through its GoFundMe site.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (RNS) How can the world’s third-largest democracy bridge its diversity challenges? At a hackathon this summer, a group of Indonesians came up with an idea.
(RNS) Despite the nation's reputation for interreligious conflict, Jewish, Muslim and Christian co-workers often juggle schedules to make sure all can observe their respective traditions.
(RNS) Christians should "pick their battles" and fight for the rights of faith-based institutions, not "a faux ‘War on Christmas,'” said LifeWay's Ed Stetzer.
(RNS) Surrounded by clergy wearing different religious garb, Biden says: “Look around. This is America.”
BERLIN (RNS) The Central Council of Muslims in Germany and other Muslim groups organized the rally with the slogan “Let’s be there for each other. Terror: not in our name!”