Tag: Shiite

July edition of The Interfaith Observer

July 15, 2013, The Interfaith Observer Welcoming LGBTQ Communities to the Interfaith Table The Barriers The Challenge Facing Inclusivity The Global Divide on Homosexuality Pew Research Public Attitudes Project, June 4, 2013 Continuing Barriers in American Congregations Study Says Gays…

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…

Muslim doctors run clinic for uninsured at St. Louis church

Tim Townsend, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dec.27 The Salam Free Clinic at a church in north St. Louis grew out of a Memorial Day barbecue and a desire to help. In 2007, about 50 Muslims intent on serving their community and…

Syrian Conflict Draws In Christians

Sam Dagher, Wass Street Journal, Jul.23, online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303644004577524653025270434.html Syria’s conflict, increasingly characterized as a Muslim sectarian war, is now also threatening to engulf the country’s estimated 2 million Christians. As clashes between government forces and rebels spread over the weekend from…

Bahrain, Greeting Gulf Soldiers, Is Seen as New Front on Sunni-Shiite Divide

Farnaz Fassihi, Wall Street Journal, Mar.16, online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703566504576202971554841248.html The tiny Island of Bahrain could become a battleground for regional influence between two historical rivals—with Saudi Arabia backing Bahrain’s Sunni monarchy, and Iran supporting the Shiite opposition. A coalition of about 2,000…