Religion

Christian pastor faces death in Iran

8 December 10 - From CNN: A Christan pastor in Iran has been sentenced to death for allegedly renouncing his Muslim religion and another faces a possible indictment on the same charge of apostasy, according to a prominent activist group working for human rights in (...) Read
 

Protecting our Christian neighbors in Iraq

1 December 10 - Ahmed Fahad, from the department of media at Iraq’s University of Dhi Qar, speaks out against the recent attacks on Iraqi Christians, cites a few initiatives aiming to help keep the Christian community safe and expresses hope for all Iraqis to work together to rebuild an Iraq that is safe (...) Read
 

Gaza treasure house under threat

22 October 10 - Few outside of Gaza would consider its history much beyond the decades of Israeli occupation. But Gaza is a historical treasure house. Many of those treasures are now in Israeli museums, and those that remain are becoming difficult to preserve due to the Israeli (...) Read
 

Headscarfs a sporting issue in Switzerland

19 October 10 - A year after putting her competitive basketball career on hold over a headscarf ban, a Muslim player is considering taking her case to Switzerland’s top court. Read
 

Freedom of Religion: key to democracy

25 September 10 - From the Irish Times: Freedom of conscience and religion is meaningless if we do not allow freedom for beliefs and practices we do not share, a conference in Dublin was told yesterday. Read
 

Swiss minaret gets construction approval

22 September 10 - From swissinfo.ch: Canton Bern has confirmed that a minaret may be built in the town of Langenthal, although legislation now exists that bans their construction throughout Switzerland. Read
 

Muslim centre approved near "Ground Zero"

4 August 10 - The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday morning against designating the future location of a Muslim-led community centre as a historic landmark. Read
 

Kashmir cauldron begins to boil again

2 August 10 - The sight of armoured vehicles and soldiers in battle gear out in Kashmir’s streets in July is a grim warning of a storm gathering yet again over the restive valley. Read
 

One year later - Obama Cairo speech assessed

1 August 10 - Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, expresses disappointment - and hope - one year after US President Barak Obama’s address to the Muslim world in Cairo. Read
 

Switzerland promotes dialogue with Muslims

31 May 10 - Switzerland is promoting dialogue with the Muslim world as it comes to terms with the electorate’s decision six months ago to ban the construction of new minarets. Read
 
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