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For Iran’s Rouhani, the Human Rights of Baha’is Are the Ultimate Test of Reform

In Iran, Baha’is are regularly imprisoned and even executed for practicing their faith.

Teaching Congolese refugees self-sufficiency gains nun U.N. recognition

RNS () — Angelique Namaika, a Roman Catholic nun, rides a bicycle on the rutted roads of the Democratic Republic … Continued

Keep doomsday religion out of the Syrian conflict

RNS () — As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons at the outskirts of Damascus and President Obama mulls … Continued

Thai government and Muslim guerrillas sign Ramadan cease fire accord

BANGKOK, Thailand — Buddhist-majority Thailand hopes its first “common understanding” with minority ethnic Malay Islamist guerrillas will create “a violence-free … Continued

Passover discomfort over slavery

As Jewish people and our friends and guests sit down to Passover Seders, we will hold the Passover matzo aloft … Continued

Freedom languishes for Baha’is in Iran

Nagan is a professor of law and the founding director of the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Development at … Continued

Saeed Abedini’s case a call to action for Christians

For the most part, we all know that there are places in the world where Christians undergo immense persecution for … Continued

Obama invokes Holocaust to confront Syria, Iran

WASHINGTON — Invoking the call of ÔÔnever againÕÕ used on Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Obama pledged Monday (April 23) to … Continued

Working to save the life of a Christian pastor in Iran

A week ago, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was a relatively unknown Christian facing execution for his faith under Iran’s interpretation of … Continued

Morocco: it’s complicated

The rapid-fire events in Tunisia and Egypt have caught people everywhere by surprise. That’s especially true in the neighborhood (North … Continued

Bearing witness: Why I spirited secrets out of China

This is the last in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono on the occasion of Chinese President … Continued

Is the Dalai Lama retiring?

This is the fourth in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono for the visit of Chinese President … Continued

Will the Chinese government ban Wednesdays? A snapshot from Lhasa

This is the third in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono for the visit of Chinese President … Continued

President Hu Jintao, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama

This is the second in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono for the visit of Chinese President … Continued

Beijing and the (next) Dalai Lama

This is the first in a series of five columns written by Matteo Pistono for the visit of Chinese President … Continued

Hinduism is not cast in caste

Millenial questions haunt various religious traditions, and their adherents are too often forced into the roles of apologist or antagonist. … Continued

Obama provides roadmap to resolve our tortured past

By Rev. Richard L. Killmer It’s difficult to admit wrongdoing, particularly when you did it knowingly and intentionally. But the … Continued

Analogy overkill: justice not healing

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

The world’s oldest hatred

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Anti-Semitism is the world’s oldest hatred. Yet, it was a prejudice that I thought the world … Continued

Lawless Israel?

By Eric HeinzeProfessor of Law Queen Mary, University of London Israel’s raid on the Mavi Marmara immediately triggered a backlash. … Continued