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US Muslims pursue programs to counter extremist recruiting; the age-old Hindu reverence for cows in modern India; and Orthodox Jewish women take more of a leading role in Purim festivities. More
Cows are considered sacred by Hindus in India. They were the favorite animal of Lord Krishna, and they serve as a symbol of wealth, strength, and abundance. But people who want to protect these creatures must also deal with those who think cows are little more than a nuisance. More
Haris Tarin of the Muslim Public Affairs Council on terrorism, religion, and violent extremism; more of our conversation with the former chief rabbi of the UK; and churches talk theology and worship with beer on tap More
“There’s a sense of fear in the American Muslim community that they’re being singled out,” says Haris Tarin, director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Washington office. He also said President Obama’s remarks at the summit helped alleviate some of those concerns. “He talked about the fact that Islam is not the problem. It’s terrorism that’s a human problem.” More
A United Methodist church in Brooklyn offers an award for the best explanation of why the U.S. economy is doing so poorly; Britain’s former chief rabbi leads a global effort against religious extremism and violence; and Tibetan Buddhists make their spiritual preparations for the new year, the Year of the Sheep. More