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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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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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British Council Awards Five Bridging Voices Grants

The British Council announced today that it has awarded five grants as part of its Bridging Voices program, which supports transatlantic academic and policy dialogues on religion and international affairs. The five grantees are British Muslims for Secular Democracy, Muslims … Continue reading

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World Youth Day: Pope Francis gets warm welcome in Brazil with tough task ahead

Francis has been much better received in Brazil than his predecessor was, but can he restore the church’s dominance? GlobalPost reports on the pope’s visit to Brazil as part of its Luce-supported Special Report, A Global Church.

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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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Arizona State University, Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict: Religion and International Affairs – Through the Prism of Rights and Gender

  Religion and International Affairs: Through the Prism of  Rights and Gender is not committed to any single answer to these questions or any particular account of the interrelations of rights, religion, and gender as they play out in international … Continue reading

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Religion and Violence in Latin America: The El Salvador Gang Truce and the Church

The El Salvador Gang Truce and the Church:  What is the Role of the Catholic Church by Steven Dudley This white paper is one of a series produced by American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies’ multi-year project of research … Continue reading

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Center for Latin American and Latino Studies: Religion and Violence in Latin America

Visit CLALS home page for Religion and Violence in Latin America to find non-scholarly short pieces, white papers, working papers, reviews, news articles, and multimedia produced as a result of and in association with the Center’s project “Religious Responses to … Continue reading

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America Abroad Media

America Abroad Media’s mission is to promote the free exchange of ideas, foster critical thinking, and empower self-governing citizens worldwide. To that end, AAM produces balanced and in-depth journalism that helps Americans develop an informed understanding of foreign affairs. The generous support … Continue reading

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