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Meme about Muslims leads to important dialogue

A Facebook meme I received about the growing population of Muslims in the U.S. reinforces a valuable lesson about the importance of engaging with each other.


Christians quietly mark Christmas in Muslim-majority Pakistan

The message of Christmas had special resonance this season among Pakistani Christians, an old but often persecuted minority of about 3 million in a country of 208 million that is …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Islamic State attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7, wounds 19

Islamic militants on Friday ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding 19, …


Egypt’s el-Sissi attends Christmas Mass amid tight security

In a show of solidarity with Egypt’s embattled Christians, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi Saturday made a symbolic appearance at an Orthodox Christmas Mass in a new cathedral as tens of thousands …


Pope on Epiphany: Don’t make money, career your whole life

Pope Francis on Saturday advised against making the pursuit of money, a career or success the basis for one’s whole life, urging in his Epiphany remarks to also resist “inclinations …


Christine M. Flowers: Trump’s tweets were un-Christian

The president of a country that has millions of Muslims who serve honorably in our armed services, who obey our laws and who honor our flag should not be tweeting …


Pope: Christians can promote political dialogue in Europe

Pope Francis on Saturday said Christians can play a role in shaping Europe’s future by promoting political dialogue “especially where it is threatened and where conflict seems to prevail.”


Minorities say they’re sidelined by Sri Lanka’s Parliament

As lawmakers in Sri Lanka celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country’s parliamentary democracy, one of the oldest in Asia, minorities including Tamils, Christians and Muslims remain on the fringes …


Rights groups urge Egypt to halt crackdown on homosexuals

Two international rights groups called on Egyptian authorities on Saturday to halt their crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality following the waving of the LGBT rainbow flag at a recent …


UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, …


IS leader in Egypt vows to step up attacks on Christians

The leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt vowed to escalate attacks against Christians, urging Muslims to steer clear of Christian gatherings and western embassies as they are targets …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt

Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100 in an assault …


Egypt’s Coptic Pope warns of increased attacks on Christians

CAIRO – The leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christian church is warning of increased attacks on Christians, saying national unity is being “defaced.” In a Monday meeting with lawmakers, Pope Tawadros …


U.S. slaps ‘genocide’ label on Islamic State attacks against minorities in Iraq, Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday labeled the Islamic State’s merciless persecution of religious minorities as genocide, a long-awaited determination that resonates politically but doesn’t compel the United States …


Kerry to miss deadline on Islamic State genocide question

A State Department spokesman says Secretary of State John Kerry will miss Congress’s deadline for deciding whether atrocities by the Islamic State against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and …


Islamic State gets millions in ransom for abducted Christians

The Islamic State group has collected millions of dollars in ransom for a group of Assyrian Christians it kidnapped in Syria a year ago, Christian officials and an opposition group …


Christian pilgrims mark Palm Sunday in Holy Land

JERUSALEM – Hundreds of Christian pilgrims marked Palm Sunday in the Holy Land on Sunday, holding masses and processions retracing Jesus’ triumphant return to Jerusalem. Palm Sunday marks the day …


Network goes beyond shelter to help abuse victims break cycle

The young mother was always the problem. If something wasn’t clean in her family’s home, it was her fault. If dinner didn’t meet exacting standards, her fault. If she was …