(AP) — The French Senate has voted in favor of banning the wearing of headscarves in sports competitions, arguing that neutrality is a requirement on the field of play. The French upper legislative house voted late Tuesday in favor of...
(The Conversation) — The warm welcome Americans and Europeans have given Ukrainians in 2022 contrasts sharply with the uneven — and frequently hostile — policies toward Syrian refugees in the mid-2010s. Political scientist David Laitin has highlighted the role that...
(RNS) — Jessica Disla committed to Islam in May 2020 through a livestream from her home in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It was the last week of Ramadan, just two months after the World Health Organization officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak...
(RNS) — Princess Diana discussed Islam and interfaith marriage with a member of her entourage before her death. In a recent article for People magazine, Anwar Hussein, a photographer for the family, revealed details of a previously undisclosed conversation...
(Open Doors) — Friday’s opening ceremonies may trick you into thinking Beijing’s Olympics are an inclusive demonstration of international unity, but don’t be fooled. For those who know where to look, there are telltale signs of a propaganda parade...
(RNS) — Comments from NBA part-owner Chamath Palihapitiya that “nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs” have generated controversy and drawn reactions from U.S. government officials and a media outlet controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. Nury Turkel, an...
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (AP) — Sitting cross-legged on the floor as his wife and six children laid plates of fruit on a red cloth in front of him, Wolayat Khan Samadzoi watched through the open balcony door for...
(The Conversation) — This article was originally posted May 6, 2019. Why is Ramadan called Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending on when the new crescent moon is...
(RNS) — As the war in Ukraine continues, sending refugees on an exodus into the West, the number of people worldwide who have been uprooted and forced from their homes by conflict and disasters has surpassed 100 million, according...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police entered a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem to clear away Palestinian protesters on Thursday (May 5), after Jewish visits that had been paused for the Muslim holidays resumed. Recent weeks have seen several rounds of...