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New UN Day, International Day to Combat Islamophobia, is Adopted Unanimously But Not Without Controversy

The United Nations has unanimously adopted a resolution submitted by Pakistan on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to set aside March 15 as

L. Ron Hubbard’s Greatest Gift to the World on His Birthday

This article about the Scientology religion and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard was originally published on standleague.org and has also been republished on patheos.com.

Religious Garments Ban Sparks College Protests in India

Colleges in Karnataka, India, have started banning the use of any religious garment not explicitly called for in their dress code. This prevents Muslim

Profiles in Faith: His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso – the 14th Dalai Lama

Note: This profile concludes World Religion News' series on world religious leaders. Links to each of the other profiles may be found at the

Religious Arbitration: How America’s Courts Safeguard the First Amendment by Defending It

Religious arbitration has been in the news recently and I would like to offer my perspective as a Jew, a rabbi and inter-religious leader

Archbishop Chaput Wants Pope to Cancel Youth Conference

What is the Synod of Bishops? A Catholic Priest and Theologian Explains, By William Clark

On Oct. 10, 2021, Pope Francis formally opened a two-year process called “a synod on synodality,” officially known as Synod 2021-2023: For a Synodal

Profiles in Faith: Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein

Introduction Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein is one of the leading lights of Reform Judaism — the largest denomination of Jews in the America, representing

Facebook Shuts Down, Then Restores Pages of Arab Atheists and Secularists

Religious News From Around the Web August 16, 2021

Facebook Rolls Out Prayer Group; Churches, Organizations Pitch In To Help in Dixie Fire; Supreme Court’s Next Big One: Religion and Abortion; Infrastructure Bill

The Same House, Through Different Doors — the Interfaith Philosophy of Bishop Jon Fish

If I were a traditional journalist, I would not interview Bishop Jon Fish of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He makes

Profiles in Faith: Patriarch Bartholomew Bridges East-West Christian Divide

INTRODUCTION His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is the 270th Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Born in present-day Turkey in 1940, Dimitrios Archontonis,