religion and life
Islam’s moderate voices drowned out by extremists
The overwhelming majority of Muslims want nothing to do with terrorism.
After 65 years, is China ready to embrace the Pope?
The Church has sought engagement with China since the 13th century and will not give up anytime soon.
Iraq’s Yazidis are on the brink of genocide – who will save them?
ISIS militants may be massacring an Iraqi sect.
Iraq: death of a multicultural nation
Iraq’s social diversity is disappearing as ISIS fighters rampage through the country.
Persecution of Christians contradicts idea of a Caliphate
In the glory days of the Caliphate, Muslims and Christians lived side by side.
“Mission accomplished”: Italy welcomes Meriam Ibrahim
Has Sudan really learned a lesson about religious freedom?
Terrified Christians driven out of Mosul
The Islamic State is expelling Christians from its newly-won territory.
Of astrophysics and atheism
Why we need religion in the space age.
The muddled iconography of women bishops
A Church of England decision adds to the confusion about the meaning of priesthood.
The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate
Most Muslims look upon the proclamation of a caliphate as preposterous.
To the shores of Tripoli
From the very beginning, the US could not avoid "foreign entanglements".
What the Supreme Court did (and didn’t do) to religious freedom last week
It's hardly a threat to civil liberties.
The homegrown jihadist
What drives a 19-year-old American girl into the arms of some of the world's most vicious terrorists?
This is Iraq’s darkest hour
A bishop in Kurdish Iraq criticizes Western indifference to the future of Middle East Christianity.
Balancing Ramadan against World Cup glory
How can fasting Muslim athletes possibly compete?
Dialoguing with Islam
Because fundamental ideas in Christianity and Islam are so different, a meeting of minds is difficult.
In Europe’s schools, national values infringe religious freedom
A national (secular) identity is not the answer to religious fundamentalism.
Meriam is free, but countless Christian women are not
Do women’s rights campaigners really want to know about their plight?
The failure of Western secular values in Iraq
The persecution of Christians should have been the canary in the mine.
Shoots of hope for Christians in Syria’s civil war
In the midst of the chaos and carnage, a church elects a new patriarch.
What is the real story behind Ireland’s mass grave?
A media storm is gathering over the discovery of hundreds of infants buried at a Catholic home for unmarried mothers.
Pregnant Sudanese woman could be hanged for “apostasy”
Why haven't feminist media stars taken up the case of this young mother?
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