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Brazil’s police take Bible classes to reduce stress

RIO DE JANEIRO — Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their … Continued

Political Islam on the defensive across the Middle East

RNS () — The backlash against Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt comes as secular forces across the Middle East are … Continued

Too many Pharaohs: Why the Egyptian revolution failed

Pyramids Mycerinus, Chephren and Cheops at Giza with Cairo suburbs in background, Giza, Egypt, Africa (Anders Blomqvist/) Two years ago, … Continued

From Egypt, an Islamic plea for peace

Aug. 14, 2013Smoke rises from a building near Cairo University in Giza, south of Cairo. Egyptian security forces cleared a … Continued

Kenya’s Christians and Muslims unite to combat addiction

NAIROBI, Kenya —  Fractious religious groups in this East African nation are uniting to tackle alcohol and drug abuse, amid … Continued

Mr. Sein goes to Washington: A call for lasting reforms in Myanmar

President Obama shakes hands with Myanmar’s President Thein Sein in the Oval Office May 20, 2013. (AP PHOTO JACQUELYN MARTIN) … Continued

Russia’s Chechnya: A breeding ground for terror

MOSCOW — Chechnya, the Russian republic believed to be connected to the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, has been the … Continued

The tribe and the war on terror

The following is an excerpt from chapter six of “The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became … Continued

Is religious sectarianism Iraq’s fatal flaw?

Ten years after the U.S. war in Iraq, one will be hard pressed to find any positive evaluation of the … Continued

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya, and the Challenge of Faith

AP In this photo taken on Sept. 8, 2012, Muslims gather during a visit by a delegation of American diplomats … Continued

Survey: Syrian rebels seek Islamic democracy

Members of the Syrian opposition generally want a democratic government that protects the rights of minorities, though many also want … Continued

Middle East riots fueled by competition between radicals, moderates

Anti-American riots that have spread to more than a dozen countries across the Middle East are a sign of fissures … Continued

Experts say Quran burning ‘tailor-made’ for Taliban

WASHINGTON — The Taliban is attempting to capitalize on the outbreak of violence that followed the inadvertent burning of a … Continued

Faiths clash at Jerusalem’s sacred site

All hell’s broken loose at the Old City here in Jerusalem the past few days. But you wouldn’t know it … Continued

Why Coptic Christians worry about Egypt

Amr Nabil AP Egyptian Copt girls march in Cairo, as they carry pictures of some of the victims who were … Continued

Israel attacks: Israel summer gives way to Arab Spring

Dan Balilty AP Israeli soldiers secure the area near a road block formed by security forces on roads leading to … Continued

Budget deals and Catholic anti-war teachings

The deal between Republicans and Democrats for settling a debt ceiling increase has brought down a political storm about who … Continued

Will there be Christmas in Iraq?

By Leonard Leo and Talal Eid As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, their brothers … 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

Ayodhya verdict demands forward-looking focus

Today’s guest blogger is Abhishek Raman, a native of New Delhi, India who works as the Student Leadership Associate at … Continued