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US Bishops join Mexico colleagues, denounce ‘Santa Muerte’

7 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Bishops in the United States are denouncing La Santa Muerte — the skeleton folk saint in Mexico linked to the illicit drug trade.

The Muslim Response To Islamophobia is Destroying Us From Within

American Muslims are scared and rightfully so. Many are worried about what the future might hold with Trump’s presidency and the increase in public expressions of Islamophobia being spewed right and left. While fear is a valid emotion and is necessary in waking us up out of complacency, it can also lead to negative consequences. […]

Times Square rally protests Trump immigration policies

23 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

Pope laments plight of child soldiers in Congo fighting

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis has expressed dismay about clashes in the Democratic Republic of Congo he described as “violent and brutal.”

'Jane Roe' made abortion legal. Then a minister made her repent.

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Norma McCorvey, known as "Jane Roe," died Saturday at the age of 69.

Cardinal aims to wrap up Guam abuse probe before summer

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

American Cardinal Raymond Burke says he’s aiming to wrap up the sex abuse investigation involving Guam’s suspended archbishop by the summer.

Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.

Religion events from around the Washington area

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Worship services, concerts, tours, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, fitness and other self-help programs.

Woman accused of abducting woman who shamed Muslims

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

An El Paso woman described in court documents as a “Mexican-Muslim” has been jailed after she was accused of abducting another woman because her “lifestyle brought shame to the Muslim community.”

The Latest: Speakers blast Trump’s immigration orders

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on a Vatican-sponsored conference on economic inequality (all times local):

Tensions over Trump deepen fractures among American Jews

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The early weeks of the Trump administration have widened divides between liberal and conservative Jews, setting off quarrels over anti-Semitism, Israel and the Holocaust.

Defrocked priest appears in court in Maine on 29 sex counts

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A former Roman Catholic priest who spent more than a decade in a Massachusetts prison for raping an altar boy has made an initial court appearance in Maine on 29 counts of sexual misconduct.

Is anti-Semitism on the rise? Does anyone care?

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Trump was asked about anti-Semitism at his news conference on Thursday.

Friday Links

Bodybuilder Shirin Nobahari is Iran’s first female bodybuilder. Recently, she was arrested for posting “nude pictures” of her training. In this video, she shares her experience while arrested, and the social taboos that surround her in Iran. These Muslim women aren’t about to let someone harass them or anyone else. They are the creators of […]

Vatican inequality talks start in California farm heartland

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis said that “no people is criminal and no religion is terrorist” in a welcome letter read aloud at a conference on economic inequality that opened Thursday in the small farming city in California.

Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Trump administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, so it can issue a replacement ban as it strives to protect the nation from terrorism.

Tennessee man convicted of planning to attack NY mosque

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A federal jury Thursday convicted a Tennessee man of planning to attack a mosque in New York.

Working with LGBTQ & Other Allies – Moving Beyond the Kumbaya in Interfaith Work

4 days agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

It’s time to move beyond the holding hands and singing kumbaya. It’s time to make alliances with folks we don’t typically ally with. It’s time to have difficult conversations about difficult subjects. It’s time to recognize who has stood up for us and stand up for them as well, even if we don’t align theologically -- we align as humans.

Apology without Apologetics | Jonathan Brown

So I’ve learned a few things over the last couple of days. First, I want to apologize to those hurt by how I addressed the topic of slavery in Islam. I should listen to my wife more.  She always tells me that I talk about things too much like a scholar and not enough like […]

Trinidad & Tobago tries to halt fighters to Islamic State

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A Caribbean island nation has become an unlikely source of fighters and funding for the Islamic State militant group, prompting an internationally backed effort to stem the flow of money and recruits to Syria and Iraq.

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