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A National Campaign for ‘Islam a la Francaise’ Takes Root Amid Growing Radicalization
Originally Posted: 04/06/2015 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

Sunlight slants across a classroom at the Catholic University of Lyon, where the Bible dominates an evening lecture. The subject may not seem surprising in this ancient city that was once a bastion of French Catholicism and a hub for Christian missio ...

Pope Francis on Free Speech: ‘You Cannot Insult the Faith of Others’
Originally Posted: 01/16/2015 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Jan. 15 condemned last week’s terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo but warned there were limits on freedom of expression. Pope Francis on ...

U.S. Mosques Hit By Shortage of Imams
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can’t seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands American culture. ...

Pool of American Imams Too Small to Meet Demand
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

American-born imams are nearly impossible to find. SHARON, Mass. — The Islamic Center of New England has always been led by imams born outside America. The two-campus mos ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 21, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/21/2012 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

TIME: The Problem With Rick Santorum’s Holy War We have been here before. In 1908, the Unitarian William Howard Taft ran against the evangelical William Jennings Bryan. Bryan supporters attacked Taft’s faith; that year a Pentecostal newspaper wrot ...

Claremont Lincoln: The World's First Interreligious University
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

On May 16, 2011, the Claremont School of Theology, located in Claremont, California, announced the receipt of a $50 million naming gift from Joan and David Lincoln that will establish the Claremont ...

Terry Jones, Burning a Quran, and Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/05/terry-jones-burning-a-quran-and-evangelicalism/" target="_self"></a>It isn't as if the Middle East needed another complica ...

Wall Street, Repent!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

We are all familiar with the famous pop culture image of a street evangelist holding up a sign reading, "Repent, for the end is near!" But repentance is actually a fundamental religious theme, and ...