RNS: Muslim woman can wear niqab for Canada citizenship oath

Ron Csillag | Religion News Services (Canada) TORONTO (RNS) A Canadian court has cleared the way for a Muslim woman to wear her face veil, or niqab, while taking the …Continue reading »

Calgary Herald: Opinion: The hypocrisy of Canada’s anti-blasphemy law

Derek James From | Calgary Herald (Canada) It’s been 10 years since the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the now notorious cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were republished by …Continue reading »

The Atlantic: America’s Autumn of Islamophobia

David A. Graham | The Atlantic (United States) The United States seems poised to follow up its summer of religious freedom with an autumn of Islamophobia. Last week, in New …Continue reading »

CBC: Canadians of all stripes oppose face coverings at citizenship ceremonies: Vote Compass

CBC News (Canada) Canadians right across the political spectrum are opposed to immigrants being allowed to wear facial coverings during the citizenship ceremony, according to the latest results from Vote …Continue reading »

NBC News: Analysis: Ben Carson, the Constitution and a Muslim President

Pete Williams | NBC News (United States) Could there be a more ironic backdrop to the debate over Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s comments about Islam and the presidency? It …Continue reading »

CBC: Niqab ban at citizenship ceremonies unlawful, as Ottawa loses appeal

CBC News (Canada) The federal government has lost its appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down a ban on wearing niqabs at citizenship ceremonies. Three justices on the …Continue reading »

Globe and Mail: Religious groups make leaps of faith to support Syrian refugees

Affan Chowdhry | The Globe and Mail (Canada) A grassroots response to the Syrian refugee crisis is growing in communities across Canada, combining the refugee sponsorship know-how of churches with …Continue reading »

Religion & Politics: New Clash over Religion in Schools: Communities Face Backlash for Lessons on Islam

Linda K. Wertheimer | Religion & Politics (United States) Many of the speakers wore red shirts in solidarity. Dozens of them took turns standing at the microphone to lash out …Continue reading »

Economist: Crosses, turbans and maple leaves

P.F. AND ERASMUS | The Economist (Canada) Compared with their southern neighbours, Canadians are quite wary of mixing religion and politics. Admittedly, Stephen Harper is probably the nearest thing that …Continue reading »

Blue Nation Review: Conservatives Love Reminding Gay People That ISIS Is Murdering Them

JOHN PAUL BRAMMER | Blue Nation Review (United States) Right now, as I sit in a comfortable office chair among like-minded people who know that I’m gay, a gay man …Continue reading »

The Hill: A civil rights vision for countering violent extremism

Margo Schlanger | The Hill (United States) Over the past several years, a tiny handful of Americans have found hateful terrorist ideology sufficiently attractive that they have been convinced to …Continue reading »