U.S. Report Says Religious Freedom On The Decline Worldwide

Rimsha Masih, a disabled Pakistani Christian girl accused of insulting Islam sits in a helicopter after her release from jail in Rawalpindi. She had been held on blasphemy charges for over a month until domestic and international condemnation prompted her release. Religious freedom is on the decline in many parts of the world, according to a new report More...

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By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Has The U.S. Green Card Lottery Run Out Of Luck?

By Richard Solash An immigrant looks toward New York’s Statue of Liberty during a march for immigration reform in April. Each year around this time, millions of would-be immigrants to the United States from More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Teargas and shots in air as Tunisian police clash with hundreds of Salafi protesters

Tunisian Police Special Unit agents with dogs patrol in a street that leads to Okba Ibn Nafaa mosque in the central Tunisian city of Kairouan on May 19, 2013 (AFP Photo / Fethi Belaid) Tunisian police have fired More...

By Editorial Team On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

U.S. Commission Decries Religious Freedom Violators

Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Muhammadiya Mosque in the Vahdat neighborhood of the Tajik capital, Dushanbe A U.S. government advisory body says that Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan are More...

By Editorial Team On Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Post-revolution Egyptian Christians sidelined, subjected to brutality

A man walks near a burnt police car set on fire by protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi during clashes that broke out with riot police during a rally in support of the judiciary, in front of El-Thadiya More...

By Editorial Team On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Tensions High After Security Forces Raid Sunni Protest Camp In Iraq

Iraqi security forces have raided a Sunni protest camp, sparking a deadly gunbattle. Iraq’s Defense Ministry said at least 23 people, including three soldiers were killed in the clashes in Hawija, near Kirkuk, More...

By Editorial Team On Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Israel detains women over prayer practices

Some ultra-Orthodox Jews oppose moves to allow women and men to pray together at the Western Wall [EPA]Israeli police have arrested five women at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites, for wearing More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Top Saudi cleric says Twitter is for clowns

Saudi Arabia’s top religious cleric has criticised the social media website Twitter, calling it “a council for jokesters” and a place for unjust, incorrect messages. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz More...

By Editorial Team On Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Thousands greet Pope for first Angelus prayer

Pope Francis has appeared before some 150,000 pilgrims massed in St Peter’s Square for his first Angelus prayer and asked the faithful to pray for him. “Thank you for your welcome, and for your prayers,” More...

By Editorial Team On Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Muslims seek improved interfaith dialogue

The relationship between Islam and Christianity has been rocky, to say the least. Muslims around the world are hoping the new Catholic pope will strengthen dialogue between faiths. Pope Francis’ predecessor, More...