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Pastor Saeed Abedini faces grave new danger

In a disturbing turn of events, an American Pastor imprisoned in Iran has been transferred to one of the deadliest … Continued

England debates full-face veils in courtrooms

CANTERBURY, England — A senior judge, leading members of Parliament and human rights activists are calling for an urgent debate … Continued

Queen approves same-sex marriage bill in England, Wales

CANTERBURY, England — England and Wales became the 16th and 17th countries in the world to recognize gay marriage after … Continued

The return of pharaoh? The ‘power grab’ by Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi

AP In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, President Mohamed Morsi, center right, waves to … Continued

Ahmadi Muslim leader pushes plight in Congress

WASHINGTON — The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is persecuted around the world, but it has plenty of friends on Capitol Hill. … Continued

Is Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng pro-life?

NEW YORK — When blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng made a daring escape from house arrest this spring and found … Continued

Budget talks, and perhaps politics, threaten U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Is it possible Congress may shut down the government body created to promote international religious freedom – a pet issue … Continued

Internet access as human right?

A poster placed on a lamp post calls for the return of the internet after it was shut down by … Continued

What Obama should say in next speech to Muslim world

By Tad Stahnke Address to the Muslim Word, the Sequel. That’s the way the White House touted President Obama’s speech … Continued

What would you do about Gaza?

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

Côte d’Ivoire in Crisis

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall A cycle of disappointment has taken hold in the Côte d’Ivoire. Month after month … Continued

Vital voices of Muslim women

By Salma Hasan Aliwriter On March 10, alongside philanthropist Melinda French Gates, human rights activists Panmelo Castro from Brazil and … Continued

The violence of conversion

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Adrift in Cairo: Is U.S. watching?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg Egypt, a country of some 82 million people, once was the intellectual, strategic … Continued

The new interfaith leaders

Last week, Interfaith Youth Core held our sixth conference on interfaith work, Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World. At the … Continued

New Muslim middle class

By Vali NasrProfessor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy The Muslim world is going through a quiet and profound revolution. … Continued

Need Plus Greed

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall “Don’t give money to the beggar with a baby,” a colleague cautioned me in … Continued

U.S. Right to Reject Durban II

By Marvin Hier and Abraham CooperSimon Wiesenthal Center The announcement by senior U.S. officials that they are pulling out of … Continued

Tikkun Olam for 2008

Sloshing through Hezekiah’s tunnel near the City of David in Jerusalem brings home what fear and faith can do. The … Continued