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Suzan Johnson Cook defends her work on religious freedom and explains why she left

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, who resigned this month as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said she left for … Continued

Anti-Christian terror is everyone’s concern

People of all faiths have a responsibility to speak out against Christian persecution.

Brazil tries to combat religious intolerance of minority faiths

RIO DE JANEIRO — The couple practiced Candomble, an African-Brazilian faith with roots in Brazil’s slave trade. They dressed in … Continued

5 faith facts on religion in Syria

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Syria has been embroiled … Continued

Buddhists expelled from Malaysia for praying in Muslim hall

RNS () — The government of Malaysia expelled a group of Singaporean tourists for chanting Buddhist prayers inside an Islamic … Continued

Quebec lifts turban ban, but allegations of intolerance linger

TORONTO — Quebec’s much-criticized ban on turbans on soccer fields ended this weekend after the game’s world governing body ruled … Continued

Lutheran prayers at Newtown

In case you thought that every evil consequence of guns, mental illness and cruelty had been wrung from the Newtown … Continued

Jews and Muslims applaud German vote to protect circumcision

The German parliament has relieved Muslims and Jews by passing a law Wednesday (Dec. 12) that allows infant male circumcision … Continued

Michelangelo, religious tolerance and the 500th anniversary of the Sistine Chapel ceiling

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates baptisms in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 9, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by L’Osservatore … Continued

Paying the price for religious illiteracy

In Judge Joseph Sheeran’s courtroom, religious literacy is seen as an antidote to intolerance and hate. Last week, the Michigan … Continued

Shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded world: What the blasphemy law debate can mask

REUTERS Clouds are reflected off the Secretariat Building of the U.N .headquarters during the 67th United Nations General Assembly, in … Continued

16 Amish found guilty of hate crimes in beard-cutting attacks

CLEVELAND — Amish bishop Samuel Mullet was convicted Thursday (Sept. 20) of federal hate crimes and conspiracy for exhorting followers … Continued

Concerts and controversial opera bring faiths together in St. Louis

Two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Timothy O’Leary sat in an audience of 2,000 New Yorkers listening to the … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

Does this candidate have a prayer?

“South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum,” observed Congressman James L. Petigru, … Continued

What JFK really said about separating church from state

John F. Kennedy’s address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on September 12, 1960 — the speech that Rick Santorum … Continued

Minorities in the Muslim world

The recent attack and murder of Ismailis in Indonesia is a sad testament to the state of the Muslim community. … Continued

Israel’s concerns with the Egyptian tumult

By Ori Z. Soltes Religion has always been interwoven with politics. We can trace the use of religion for political … Continued

Take the nation back…where?

Mike Huckabee, the conservative former Arkansas governor, this weekend said that he is concerned about Islam’s role in Egypt’s future. … Continued

‘Apartheid’ in Pakistan

By N. Mahmood Ahmad and Amjad Mahmood Khan More than seven months have passed since the Pakistani Taliban attacked two Ahmadiyya Muslim mosques in Lahore massacring … Continued