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10 Ways to Be an Effective Ally to the Muslim Community

15 hours agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Following the results of the 2016 Presidential election, I have received countless emails and phone calls about what others can do to stand alongside the Muslim community. As a white Christian woman, I struggle to respond because I am...Show More Summary

Nebraska targets ban on religious garb worn by teachers

17 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Sister Madeleine Miller applied for a high school teaching job in Nebraska thinking she would get judged on her credentials — not what she was wearing on her head.

Vatican rejects Knights of Malta attempt to discredit probe

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Vatican is striking back at the Knights of Malta, rejecting attempts to discredit its commission investigating the ouster of a top official of the ancient aristocratic lay Catholic order.

Leaving the MSA: Keeping a Community Mindset

By Khawaja Ahmed Leaving the MSA can be a daunting yet inevitable step for many. It’s part of the package of leaving college and entering the post grad world: things aren’t going to be same anymore. Graduation opens doors to a world of unknowns where few things are left as structured as our education system. Show More Summary

Trump’s America: Rural-urban divide in Georgia

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in the north Georgia town of Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur as president, the two share this expectation: Donald Trump will be good for business.

Knights of Malta insist ouster over condom scandal was legal

yesterdayReligion / Islam : On Faith

The head of the embattled Knights of Malta says lawyers have confirmed he followed the rules in ousting a top official over an old condom scandal that has led to a remarkable showdown between the ancient Catholic lay order and the Holy See.

Boston’s archbishop joins Vatican office on clergy sex abuse

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Boston’s archbishop has been appointed to a top Vatican office that handles cases of clergy sex abuse.

Lynch to speak at Alabama church that was bombed in 1963

2 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will deliver her final speech as attorney general at a Birmingham church that was the site of one of the most violent attacks of the civil rights movement.

Pope demands protection for migrants as sea rescue continues

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is demanding that “every possible measure” be taken to protect young refugees as he marks the church’s World Day of Migrants a day after the latest Mediterranean migrant shipwreck.

The Latest: Chicago immigration rally decries Trump plans

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Latest on rallies around the nation supporting immigrant rights. (all times local):

Pope extends overhaul of Vatican’s liturgy department

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is extending his controversial overhaul of the Vatican’s liturgy department, adding a host of new advisers after an initial shake-up removed some leading conservative cardinals.

Activists call for weekend of supporting Muslim-owned shops

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

An activist group in Maine’s largest city says hundreds of people are participating in its drive to get residents to support Muslim-owned businesses in a show of solidarity against Islamophobia.

Gay couple hired at Calvary Baptist in D.C. among a growing number of spouses called to co-pastor at nation's churches

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen, who long dreamed of co-pastoring a church, will take the pulpit next month

Palestinian leader meets with pope ahead of Paris summit

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Palestinian leader meets Saturday with Pope Francis as he rallies international support ahead of this weekend’s Paris peace summit.

Religion events from around the Washington area

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Collecting food for the hungry, classical music concerts, fitness programs, healing services.

Malta church goes beyond pope in remarriage guidelines

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Vatican is making clear Pope Francis supports letting divorced and civilly remarried Catholics receive Communion in certain cases by publishing a set of new guidelines in the pope’s own newspaper that seem to go beyond even what he has said.

Vatican seeks youth input for upcoming meeting of bishops

5 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is reaching out to young people for the next round of church-wide consultations, soliciting their direct input for an upcoming meeting of the world’s bishops on the plight of young Catholics today and their faith.

Friday Links

In Lebanon, Syrian refugee girls participate in Girls Got IT, a weekend workshop that engages young women in technology and science. Despite all efforts to improve the life of young girls in Afghanistan, and enact protections for Afghan women and girls, invasive virginity tests are still being ordered by officials, compounding the trauma for women […]

Ex-Cleveland Catholic Charities employee admits to $2M theft

5 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A former employee involved with managing funds for Cleveland Catholic Charities has admitted to embezzling more than $2 million from the organization.

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