Tag: extremism

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    “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

    February 20, 2015 | Comments

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    People from many faiths gathered in Washington for the 63rd annual National Prayer Breakfast, including the Dalai Lama. One major theme this year was fighting religious extremism, which President Obama said “is not unique to one group or one religion.” More

    February 6, 2015 | Comments

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    Religious freedom activists are raising new concerns about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. “It is nothing less than ethnic cleansing, and we cannot continue to be silent,” says Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. More

    September 11, 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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    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

    October 4, 2013 | Comments

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    “There is a lot of irony in the fact that the monk Wirathu and his followers are using fear in order to incite acts of violence that are precisely against the spirit of so much Buddhist teaching,” says Eyal Aviv, a professor of religious studies and international affairs at George Washington University. More

    August 22, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch our interview with the director of the Washington, DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, who says the violence in Libya and Egypt “does not stand for who we are as a people.” More

    September 14, 2012 | Comments

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    The former British prime minister converted to Catholicism and established a foundation to address issues of faith and globalization. “The big issue of our time,” according to Blair, “is trying to deal with extremism based on a perversion of religion, and how you get peaceful coexistence between people of different faiths and cultures.” More

    August 24, 2012 | Comments

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    “We think of 9/11 every day,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights. “All you do when it comes to the anniversary, you try to look back and say have I made a difference?” More

    September 7, 2011 | Comments

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    College and university students recall 9/11 and reflect on how it affected their spiritual lives. More

    September 6, 2011 | Comments

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