Category Archives: Africa and Middle East

Forty years after the Yom Kippur War, Israel still finding itself

The Jewish High Holidays begin Wednesday at sundown. This year’s “Days of Awe” bring a somber anniversary. It is 40 years since Arab armies launched a surprise attack on Israel on Yom Kippur. It was as close as the Jewish … Continue reading

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African Chief Evangelizes About Adult Circumcision

African Chief Jonathan Eshiloni Mumena will eagerly tell you about his ivory Star of David ring and the Texas flag on his tie. But Mumena’s real passion has recently turned to advocacy for adult circumcision to prevent the spread of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Woman Problem

His recent comments and ministrations fall short when it comes to Roman Catholic women. Diane Winston, Knight Chair in Media and Religion, writes about Pope Francis and the church’s gender divide.

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Iran at the Crossroads

  America Abroad recently partnered with a leading public radio station in Los Angeles, KCRW, to host an international radio town hall – Iran at the Crossroads – on the country’s latest presidential election. The discussion brought together a panel of experts and … Continue reading

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After Egypt Army Crackdown, Is Muslim Brotherhood Fighting for Survival?

Left staggering and angry by a series of arrests, the once-powerful Muslim Brotherhood now faces the most critical period in its 85-year history, analysts say. GlobalPost reports on Egypt in Crisis.

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