BANGUI, Central African Republic (RNS) — In Bangassou, St. Peter Claver Cathedral has opened its doors to some 2,000 Muslims. But Muslims and their protectors live in constant fear of attack amid threats from Christian militia.
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IZMIR, Turkey (RNS) — The Turkish government isn’t Brunson’s only foe. He’s also battling former members of his congregation who were expelled in part for harboring racist views toward ethnic Kurdish refugees, according to one pastor at the church.
WEIZHOU, China (AP) — Thousands of Hui people gathered at the towering Grand Mosque on Thursday and Friday to prevent authorities from demolishing the structure.
NANYANG, China (AP) — Under President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival.
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.
(RNS) — The religious freedom advocates at the State Department’s ministerial this week need to say plainly that Trumpism and international religious freedom contradict each other in ways we cannot ignore.
(RNS) For Pakistan’s Christians and minority Ahmadi Muslims, the run-up to Wednesday’s (July 25) elections has been terrifying. Now, without sustained pressure on the vote's winners, the country's religious minorities will soon face an existential...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (RNS) — The new law has bolstered support for President Joko Widodo, a moderate Muslim, but some groups say it gives too much power to the state.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (RNS) — After the country’s high court declares anti-gay laws to be unconstitutional, many religious leaders are doubling down on their opposition to same-sex marriage.
(RNS) — Why the law is unnecessary, hurtful and dangerous.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — First introduced in 2011 and amended many times before being approved, the law passed early Thursday by the Knesset explicitly defines Israel as the 'national home of the Jewish people.'
(RNS) — For some American Buddhists, the allegations of sexual misconduct by Mipham Rinpoche this week came as a shock. But no one is exempt from psychological suffering, a fact that might make it less shameful for spiritual mentors to get clinical...
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — After closing more than 700 churches and some mosques in March, Rwandan government officials have moved to institute guidelines for how faith groups operate in the majority-Christian East African country.
(RNS) — As the Episcopal Church's General Convention begins this week, a debate rages in many countries, including the United States, about whether the stalwart of mainstream American Protestantism can rightly claim to be the legitimate expression...
LONDON (RNS) — Work has begun on a new library to house the biggest collection of religious works in the world, outside the Vatican. It is the first edifice in 100 years to be built on the grounds of Lambeth Palace, home of the archbishop of...