(RNS) — For two years as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, Sumaira Malik and her husband, Nauman Chaudary, left their deposit with Dar El Salam Travel for their planned hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, from their Virginia...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities across much of the Muslim world have barred Disney’s latest animated film “Lightyear” from being played at cinemas after the inclusion of a brief kiss between a lesbian couple, the company said...
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Protests have been erupting in many Indian cities to condemn the demolition of homes and businesses belonging to Muslims, in what critics call a growing pattern of “bulldozer justice” aimed at punishing activists from the...
(RNS) — Nigerian Christians murdered during worship. China persecuting Uyghur Muslims. The Taliban forcing the burqa on women. Russia bombing Orthodox churches in Ukraine.  Next month in London, the British government is hosting a global summit to discuss ways to...
(RNS) — Religion is saturated with “what” and “why” questions. What do you believe? Why do you believe it? But often “how” — How did we come to adopt this religious identity? How do we sort out its contradictions?...
ABUJA. Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen with explosives killed at least 38 persons including five children in an attack on a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria, the Ondo State Catholic Diocese has told The Associated Press. Some of the dead “were...
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have arrested a well-known Afghan fashion model and three of his colleagues, accusing them of disrespecting Islam and the Quran, the Muslim holy book, according to videos released by Afghanistan’s new rulers. Ajmal Haqiqi...
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Abortion rights was a main topic of discussion when Vice President Kamala Harris met with Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh leaders during her visit in Los Angeles this week. The conversation took place Monday (June 6),...
NEW DELHI (AP) — India is facing major diplomatic outrage from Muslim-majority countries after top officials in the governing Hindu nationalist party made derogatory references to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, drawing accusations of blasphemy across some Arab nations...
(RNS) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken, announcing a new global religious freedom report, said many governments are continuing to disregard the rights and the faiths of their citizens. The 2021 Report on International Religious Freedom points out both failures...