Tag Archives: muslims

Europe’s Highest Court Rules Ban on Islamic Headscarf In the Workplace Is Legal

Europe’s highest court ruled Tuesday that employers are allowed to ban workers from wearing visible political or religious symbols including Islamic headscarves.

America’s Empty Church Problem

The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse. Over the past decade, pollsters charted something remarkable: Americans—long known for their piety—were fleeing organized…

Is There a Christian Double Standard on Religious Violence?

Nearly 80 percent of Christians don’t think a terrorist acting in the name of Christianity is Christian. But more than half say terrorists acting in the name of Islam are…

Why Attacks on Jewish Cemeteries Provoke Particular Fear

Each new incident assumes added significance for Muslims and Jews who see them as part of a broader pattern. Tarek El-Messidi had been planning to leave Philadelphia to visit family…

Muslims Raise Money to Repair Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

After the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis over the long holiday weekend, an incident in which more than 150 headstones were toppled or damaged, two American Muslim activists started…

Pew Research Center Survey: Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Major Religious Groups, Evangelicals Excepted

Jews, Catholics continue to receive warmest ratings, atheists and Muslims move from cool to neutral On the heels of a contentious election year in which partisan politics increasingly divided Americans,…

American Muslims Push Themselves Into Politics

Members of Muslim communities in the U.S. say the campaign rhetoric, and recent actions by the Trump administration, are spurring them into action A mother of three in this Boston…

Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Worship the Same God?

“Do we worship the same God?” This complex question, it seems to me, warrants a similarly complex response, one that integrates a variety of dimensions of reading and belief.

A Mix of Despair and Resolve for US Muslims In Trump Era

Four days after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, mental health counselors hosted a webinar on how their fellow American Muslims could cope. They surveyed the political landscape: a White House…