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Show of faith to shake prejudices about Islam

January 25th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting wars against Muslims in the Near East, Western people have often perceived Islam as…

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MEDIA ALERT: Nigeria beset with sectarian violence

September 15th, 2011, Media Alerts

NIGERIA – Revenge killings motivated by religious differences or property ownerships continue to plague Nigeria.

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Religion, Revolution and Two Languages

June 27th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

The elderly Venerable Tep Vong, the Supreme Patriarch of the Buddhist community in Cambodia, traveled to Jaffna in Sri Lanka in the midst of the recent civil war. In a broken city under siege, he joined others — Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians—to try to bring a peaceful end to the violent separatist conflict. The force of his quiet Buddhist resolve was unmistakable. Yet, he never quoted a single Buddhist scripture. He spoke, instead, in the plainest of ordinary words.

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MEDIA ALERT: Sectarian violence in Northern Ireland

June 23rd, 2011, Media Alerts

IRELAND – Reports of disorder in east Belfast as Protestant and Catholic rioters clash with police.

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Speaking Out, Out of Turn?

June 22nd, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Brazil is seen as a country of diverse and profound faith. But though religion is an important reference point in the lives of the population, the extent of religious diversity in this sprawling country is not nearly so pervasive as belief itself.

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MEDIA ALERT: Russia’s Region of Dagestan Proves Dangerous for Moderate Muslims

June 17th, 2011, Media Alerts

RUSSIA – Questions are raised over the rising number of violent murders of moderate Muslims in Russia’s mountainous Dagestan region.

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