Tag Archive for mosque

The hardline Buddhists targeting Sri Lanka’s Muslims

Charles Haviland, BBC News, Mar.25 After a series of attacks on mosques, wild rumours about animal slaughter and an attempt to outlaw the halal system of classification, the BBC’s Charles Haviland investigates how Sri Lanka’s Muslim minority is being targeted…

Muslims Demolish Church Building in Egypt

Mary Abdelmassih (“Assyrian International News Agency”), WorldWide Religious News,  Jan.16 Hundreds of Muslims came out of mosques today with hammers and destroyed a social services building belonging to the Coptic Church while chanting Islamic slogans. Security forces arrived after the…

A Guide to Finding (Interfaith) Spiritual Peace

Susan Bloch, Huffington Post, Jan.10 It was midnight on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, when I, a Jewish woman, stood in front of the Church of the Nativity and brought myself to some spiritual peace that I could not…

Iraq’s Al-Sadr Visits Church, Site of 2010 Attack

Adam Schreck, Worldwide Religious News, Jan.04 Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr reached out to Iraq’s religious minorities Friday, visiting a Baghdad church desecrated in a deadly 2010 attack and a prominent Sunni mosque as public opposition spread against his rival, Prime…