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8 Countries on UN Human Rights Council Restrict Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

LONDON — Eight of the 47 countries that hold seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council imprisoned people in 2013 under laws that restrict religious freedom, according to a new report from Human Rights W ...

Concerned with Violence Against Muslims, Islamic Organization Visits Myanmar
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

At the end of a three-day tour, the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation told Buddhist-majority Myanmar to repeal “laws restricting fundamental freedoms” after more than 240 Muslims were killed by B ...

Middle Eastern Virus May Mar Hajj Pilgrimage
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the hajj, presents a gantlet of health challenges. This year’s pilgrimage, which falls Oct. 13-18, is no different. The annual pilgrimage ...

Why We Have to Take the Saudis’ Interfaith Offer Seriously
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

Presidents, government ministers and religious leaders from around the world gathered in Vienna on Monday Nov. 26 for the gala launch of the King Abdullah Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue. ...

Shiite Muslims Quietly Establish a Foothold in U.S.
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

In some ways, the Sunni/Shiite divide is similar to divisions between Protestants and Catholics — both follow the same faith, but with different ways of understanding and worshipping God. ...

Muslim Women Olympians: 'This Is Legacy'
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 12:11am | Type: Blog

Dozens of Muslim women are competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London — several of them as the very first female athletes chosen (and allowed) to represent their countries in the Olympic games. These wome ...

“We Need to Talk” Saudi Arabian Contemporary Art
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 6:19pm | Type: Blog

Saudi Arabia’s first public display of contemporary art opened last weekend in Jeddah. The National reports that the city was crowded as people visited the raw concrete building that features more than 50 pieces from 22 local artists, under t ...

Say NO to the Pipeline
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners Associate Editor Rose Marie Berger addressed hundreds gathered near Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. last week, to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. ...

Isn't the Keystone XL Pipeline in Our National Interest?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Won't it reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil? Won't somebody else develop the Alberta tar sands if the U.S. doesn't do it -- someone like China, perhaps? ...

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Game Over For the Climate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

We need you. We need you. In late August -- from the 20th to Labor Day weekend -- some of us are mounting what may turn into the largest-scale use of civil disobedience yet around ...

After Bin Laden, People of Faith Must Transcend Triumphalism
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

For more than a decade, <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/osama-bin-laden/" target="_blank">Osama bin Laden</a> has been Exhibit A in the contemporary manifestations of the leth ...

Where are the Women?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Well, the last time I checked, women were in the front lines of civil resistance struggles in <a href="http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/03/03/women-on-the-frontlines-in-bahrain/" target=" ...

Why I Do Not Support President Obama's Decision on Libya
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Last evening, President Obama forcefully <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/us/politics/29prexy-text.html" target="_blank">defended</a> his decision to launch airstrikes ...

Friday Links Round Up: Natural Birth. Pedicures. Detroit.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/12/friday-links-round-up-natural-birth-pedicures-detroit/" target="_blank"></a>Natural Birth. Pedicures. Detroit. Here's a li ...

With the Health-Care Debate, Let's Begin with Honesty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

"Has he been pre-authorized? Because if the test hasn't been, it may not be covered and you may be caught with the bill as my husband and I learned." Her jagged words hit me like a political ad. ...