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“Only” 20,000 Ahmadi Muslims Make History

This month saw the launch of the bi-partisan Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus. Here’s why.

Vatican fields cricket club in bid for dialogue with other faiths as sport and religion merge

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican served tea and cucumber sandwiches Tuesday as it launched its first cricket club, an initiative … Continued

What Prabhjot Singh’s attackers didn’t know about him

This summer, I walked through sweltering Harlem on a lazy, muggy afternoon to meet up with Prabhjot Singh. Friends at … Continued

Religion in Foreign Policy: How to Get it Right

The State Department’s new office sends an important signal that faith-based cooperation is no longer optional — it is essential.

Pope Pens Personal Message to Muslims at Ramadan’s end

VATICAN CITY: In message published on Friday (Aug. 2), Pope Francis took the rare step of personally expressing his “esteem … Continued

Jesuit priest likely kidnapped in Syria

VATICAN CITY — A prominent Italian Jesuit who is an outspoken supporter of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad … Continued

In Greece, a case study on Islam in Europe

June 28, 2012Golden Dawn members give a raised-fist salute as they are sworn into parliament.Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP via Getty … Continued

Pope Francis: Christianity is incompatible with anti-Semitism

VATICAN CITY — In his first official meeting with a Jewish delegation, Pope Francis on Monday (June 24) reaffirmed the … Continued

Parliament of the World’s Religions survives financial crunch

RNS () — With the help of pagans, Jains and people of a range of other faiths, the Council for … Continued

Muslim convert quits Catholic Church, says it’s too weak against Islam

VATICAN CITY — A high-profile Italian Muslim who converted to Catholicism and was baptized by Pope Benedict XVI announced on … Continued

Jews worldwide see an ally in Pope Francis

WASHINGTON — Jews worldwide welcomed newly elected Pope Francis as a friend on Wednesday (March 13), and pointed in particular … Continued

What Muslims want in a new pope

Together, Islam and Catholicism represent about 40 percent of the world’s population, so the estimated 1.6 billion Muslims in the … Continued

Vatican: Conclave to start on Tuesday

VATICAN CITY — The conclave to pick a new pope will begin on Tuesday (March 12) the Vatican said Friday, … Continued

What the Catholic Church can learn from the Muslim experience

Historians may look back at the second decade of the 21st century and pinpoint the Arab Spring and the resignation … Continued

Interfaith(less) dialogue

There are two types of people who sometimes object to participating in interfaith ceremonies: religious and irreligious. First the religious. … Continued

Amen (again) to faith-based initiatives

You probably know that millions of low-income children receive federally-funded free and reduced-price meals in school. But do you have … Continued

Vatican admits stalemate in talks with traditional SSPX group

VATICAN CITY — A senior Vatican official admitted that years of talks between the Vatican and a breakaway group of … Continued

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded programs

No American should be denied a taxpayer-funded job because of what he or she believes about religion. Yet that’s exactly … Continued

Carey: ‘Search For Common Ground is a light in a dark world but the light it gives is hope’

I first came into contact with John and Susan Collin Marks, the visionary leadership of Search for Common Ground some … Continued

After controversial video, Vatican hosts serious discussion on Islam

VATICAN CITY — As a Vatican delegation prepares to leave for civil war-torn Syria, the Catholic Church’s fraught relation with … Continued