Faith: Muslim

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    Pope Francis visited sacred sites recognized by Muslims, Christians, and Jews, including the Western Wall. He met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and a range of other religious leaders, made unexpected stops at a terror memorial and at the separation wall that surrounds the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and he inserted himself into the peace process with a surprise invitation to a prayer summit at the Vatican. More

    May 30, 2014 | Comments

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    Programs to vaccinate children here have been hampered by a suspicions about the purpose of the vaccinations, violence from extremists, and critics who say Pakistan has more pressing problems to deal with. More

    May 30, 2014 | Comments

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    The pope’s pilgrimage is intended on one level to commemorate the 1964 meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras that ended a thousand years of estrangement between Eastern and Western Christianity. But there are other agendas as well: interfaith dialogue, the Middle East peace process, the diminishing Christian presence in the Holy Land, encounters with Jewish and Palestinian religious and political leaders. More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

  • Justice-for-Women-FEAT

    Of all the social issues facing our world, President Jimmy Carter says the abuse of women and girls is the greatest injustice of all, and that the pretext is often religion. “The [male] leaders of the great religions select verses from the Holy Bible or from the Qur’an that show women should be relegated to a secondary position in the eyes of God,” says Carter, author of A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power, “and this gives a potential abusive husband or an employer who wants to pay less to women employees than men an excuse.” More

    May 9, 2014 | Comments

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    “I have great respect for the Catholic Church, but I have always been a bit uneasy about the Catholic Church ordaining that a woman can’t be a priest or a deacon. … I just believe that whenever women are treated as inferior in the eyes of God this is a misinterpretation of what Jesus Christ taught.” More

    May 9, 2014 | Comments

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    The Jordan River is the central location for many sacred stories of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Modern Christians in particular are known to journey to the site some consider to be the religion’s actual starting point. “Why did they insist to build their churches here? Depending on the Bible, depending on the pilgrims’ accounts and the archeological studies,” says Rustom Mkhjian, assistant director of the Jordan River baptism site, “we know this is the spot where Jesus was baptized and Christianity started.” More

    May 8, 2014 | Comments

  • NAT_GEO_JERUSALEM-d4-FEAT

    A new National Geographic film about Jerusalem attempts to transcend the city’s reputation for conflict with sweeping imagery and personal stories of why the city is so loved. “Jerusalem to me is more than a city.” says Farah Ammouri, a young Muslim woman featured in the film. “Its beauty, its spirit, also my religion–but most importantly, it’s my family.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

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    “There’s a fear among large segments of the Buddhist population in Myanmar,” says Matthew Smith, executive director of Fortify Rights, an independent organization to protect and defend human rights, “that the country is at risk of being taken over by Muslims. It’s a very unreasonable, irrational fear.” More

    April 18, 2014 | Comments

  • NYC-Houses-of-Worship-FEAT

    A Journey Through NYC Religions, says editor and publisher Tony Carnes, “has made me more free to listen to people. And that may sound like a small thing, but it’s actually pretty big.” More

    March 7, 2014 | Comments

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    “We are the ones who inherited this birthplace of Christianity. I think we are agents to carry this as witnesses to the whole world,” says Father Nabil Haddad, a priest in the ancient Melkite Catholic Church who lives in Amman. More

    February 14, 2014 | Comments

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