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Austrian court strikes down ban on Muslim headscarves in schools

Dec 15, 2020

A ban on headscarves for elementary school students was discriminatory and unconstitutional because it singled out Muslim girls' headscarves, the... Read more

Image from the Shrine of St. Charbel.

The Lebanese saint who unites Christians and Muslims

Jul 23, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his... Read more

Burkini dispute shuts down public pools in one French town

Jun 29, 2019

Reviving a three-year old debate over what constitutes appropriate swimwear for women at the beach, a French city shut down... Read more

Muslim woman who declined handshake wins labor case in Sweden

Aug 16, 2018

A labor court in Sweden has sided with a Muslim woman whose job interview was cut short when she refused... Read more

True story of Christian-Muslim solidarity nominated for an Oscar

Mar 1, 2018

Amid the crime thrillers, historical dramas and love stories at the Oscars this year, one little-noticed short film tells a... Read more

CAR children.

In deadly CAR conflict, Catholic seminary shelters 2,000 Muslims

Sep 1, 2017

Thousands of Muslim refugees have fled deadly militias in the Central African Republic thanks to Bangassou’s Bishop Juan José Aguirre... Read more

Prescription pills.

Christians and Muslims are both concerned for the future of UK pharmacists

Jan 26, 2017

Proposed standards for U.K. medical professionals could force them to violate their religious beliefs on the job, both Christian and... Read more

Mother Teresa circa 1994.

Pakistani Muslim: We should learn from Mother Teresa

Sep 3, 2016

By Elise Harris

As the canonization of Bl. Mother Teresa of Caluctta draws near, the son of a leading Muslim philanthropist in Pakistan... Read more

Burkini.

Overturn of burkini ban does not end France's cultural debate

Aug 29, 2016

By Mary Farrow

The lifting of a controversial burkini ban in one beach town along the French Riviera may signal an end to... Read more

Donald Trump.

Could Trump's Muslim ban threaten everyone's religious freedom?

Jan 14, 2016

A prominent proposal by GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump would ban Muslim immigrants from entering the U.S. and would monitor... Read more

Muslim chaplain prays during Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

We know how to reform Islam – it's time to actually do it, Muslims say

Dec 4, 2015

Islam needs a “reformation” that can only be achieved by Muslims speaking out against extremism and promoting human rights, said... Read more

Muslim chaplain prays during Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Don’t let youth fall prey to Islamic extremism, French Muslim leaders say

Nov 27, 2015

France’s leading Muslim organization has called on Muslims to counter radical forms of Islam, especially in the wake of the... Read more

Muslim woman walking on the roof of Ibn Tulum Mosque.

For Cardinal Mamberti, dialogue with Muslims is a must

May 13, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Among all the difficult situations in the world, the Middle East situation – including the plight of the region’s Christians... Read more

Beard meets religious freedom in distinctive Court decision

Jan 20, 2015

By Matt Hadro

In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas must be allowed... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal flight en route to South Korea, August 14, 2014.

Muslims must speak out against terrorism, violence, Pope insists

Nov 30, 2014

On his in-flight press conference returning from a three-day trip to Turkey, Pope Francis said that Muslim leaders around the... Read more

Father Federico Lombardi gives a press briefing in Tirana, Albania.

Update in Albania – Muslims pray for Pope, security a non-issue

Sep 21, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In a press briefing Sunday the Vatican's spokesman downplayed worries over Pope Francis' safety in Albania, also noting that Muslims... Read more

Peace walk in Karachi.

Pakistani Catholics foster dialogue, fellowship with Muslims

Aug 1, 2014

Catholics in Pakistan reached out to the local Islamic community in an effort to promote peace between the religious groups... Read more

Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

Catholic archbishop aids Muslim refugees in Central African Republic

Jun 16, 2014

A Catholic archbishop in the violence-ridden Central African Republic recently reached out to a group of 600 Muslim refugees, saying... Read more

A view of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock and the Wailing Wall.

Pope Francis lauds fraternal dialogue with Muslims, Jews

May 26, 2014

Pope Francis spent a large part of the third day of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land meeting with Muslim... Read more

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria.

Christians and Muslims united in Nigeria, says bishop

May 14, 2014

Boko Haram’s April kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls has brought Nigerians, as well as people across the world, into... Read more