Muslim immigrants to America frequently worry whether their children will be able to maintain their Islamic identity in a country with a reputation for rampant vice and promiscuity. Many respond by limiting their children's social contacts to school, family, and mosque. But that approach can backfire, some Muslim family experts say.
Muslim-majority Pakistan has seen its Hindu population dwindle to the extent where Hindus still in the country see themselves as a “forgotten community,” according to a human rights campaigner.
“1741: A Collaboratory for Social Innovation” was not the original plan.
What are the connections between widespread poverty and ecology? Seventy-five scientists, activists, philosophers and theologians met Sept. 26-30 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete here to understand the intertwined dynamics of economic development and environmental sustainability.
When some 550 religious and humanitarian leaders gathered in this Umbrian hill town last month to promote the causes of love and forgiveness, it was a spectacular reminder of the powerful charisma that this place holds for people of all faiths and none.
An international Anglican commission considered a number of ongoing and proposed ecumenical dialogues at its meeting in Dublin from Sept. 12-19, according to a news release from the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS).
The Geneva-based World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) is conducting an essay competition for theology students and young pastors under 35 years of age on the concept of “Paradise” as a source of inspiration for the renewal of global social and economic structures.
Fifteen international peacemakers from different countries around the world are visiting congregations, presbyteries and colleges of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) from Sept. 21-Oct. 15.
Hilda Finkel has heard the Republican call that she should reconsider her support for President Barack Obama because he isn’t sufficiently pro-Israel.
She has heard GOP nominee Mitt Romney accuse Obama of “throwing Israel under bus.” She has seen the billboards here in Broward County greeting Jewish voters with this plaintive message: “Oy vey Obama. Had enough yet?”
But she is unswayed. “I am Jewish, and I care about Israel, but the most important question is jobs and the economy,” Finkel, 94, said in an interview in this south Florida community. “I’m going with Obama.”
Religious leaders in Africa are calling for an end to the illegal wildlife trade, a trend which wildlife protection agencies say is decimating the continent’s elephant and rhino populations.