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Peacemakers gather under heavy guard to confront Nigeria’s Christian-Muslim violence

  Soldiers with automatic weapons flanked our convoy and armored personnel carriers guarded the entrance as we arrived at the opening of a peace conference here. This city, which has been a flashpoint in Nigeria’s ongoing violence among Christians and … Continue reading

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Turkey: A Day in Fatih

On weekday mornings the Fatih branch of Tekbir, a popular Istanbul-based Islamic fashion company, is quiet. One Thursday in early October Fatima, a Tekbir sales person, milled around the racks of clothes, smoothing down dress sleeves and tidying stacks of … Continue reading

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International Town Hall: Egypt and the Struggle for Democracy

America Abroad explores what lies ahead for Egypt’s fragile democracy in this international town hall discussion connecting audiences and a panel of experts in Los Angeles and Cairo. The conversation explored the Muslim Brotherhood’s future in Egyptian politics; the role … Continue reading

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Tibet: A Wave of Self-Immolations

More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 — including monks and nuns, farmers and nomads, adults and teenagers. The Chinese government blames the “The Dalai Lama Clique.” Meanwhile, Tibetans hope that the self-immolations will bring global awareness to China’s … Continue reading

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Kenya: One month after Westgate attack, police still abusing Somali Muslims

As the nation grieves, few Kenyans direct their anger toward Somali immigrants here. But that hasn’t stopped police from singling out Somali communities. GlobalPost’s Jacob Kushner writes from Eastleigh, the heart of Nairobi’s Somali Muslim district, about the ongoing religious … Continue reading

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Myanmar: Will anyone speak up for the world’s most persecuted minority?

CHICAGO — Myanmar may be the newest poster-child for democracy, but the country continues its campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has dubbed the violence by Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma, “crimes against humanity.” … Continue reading

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Poll: Catholics agree with Pope Francis that church is ‘obsessed’ with moral issues

“Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he declared that the church had become “obsessed” with a few moral issues and needed to find a ‘new balance.’ “Now a new poll indicates that … Continue reading

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Panama: The Priest in the Protest

“In February 2012, the Panamanian police used a military-style crackdown on a road blockade organized by Ngäbe-Buglé activists who opposed mining and hydroelectric projects. According to American missionary priest Joe Fitzgerald, police used tear gas, pellets and live rounds on … Continue reading

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Muslim women left to ‘shop’ for an imam when they need a religious divorce

  DETROIT — Recalling the day her Islamic divorce was finalized, Olivia says she was ecstatic. “It was almost like having a noose around your neck, and (I was) just relieved that somebody doesn’t have that power over you, and … Continue reading

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Bombed and blamed: Pakistan’s Christians are in trouble

Some Karachi residents have an easier time dismissing violence when it targets Christians, a small minority group in Pakistan. Mariya Karimjee reports for GlobalPost on the local response to the suicide bombing at All Saints Church in Peshawar on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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