When fundamentalist religion battles education

When fundamentalist religion battles education

Meredith Tax – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/OD/50:50) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: At a time when global warming requires that we do our most creative thinking, public education and free thought are under attack by both austerity programs and religious fundamentalism. So where are our new creative thinkers supposed to come from? When the city […]

Greater religious diversity begins to get public support throughout Lebanon

Greater religious diversity begins to get public support throughout Lebanon

Isabella Eisenberg – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/CGN) Halba, LEBANON, WESTERN ASIA: Here, in the northern Lebanese district of Akkar, Catholic-Maronite, Sunni, Greek-Orthodox and Alawi villages are scattered all over the landscape. The Syrian border is a 15 minute drive to the north of the northern Lebanese town of Halba, and residents can hear shelling […]

Muslim tolerance brings diversity to Washington, D.C.

Muslim tolerance brings diversity to Washington, D.C.

Rabia Chaudry – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It’s rare to open a paper these days without seeing stories about violence across religious and ethnic lines. Many scholars spend their careers asking why people become susceptible to such hatred. But maybe the real question we should be asking ourselves is why so […]

In the land of Kashmir Sufi saints, women find devotion & healing

In the land of Kashmir Sufi saints, women find devotion & healing

Aliya Bashir – WNN Religion & Belief WNN – Women News Network correspondent for Kashmir, Aliya Bashir, shares her exploration into the value of a ‘spiritual life’ through religious diversity that still exists today inside the culture of Kashmir’s capital city of Srinagar (WNN) Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir, South Asia: The fresh smell of Izband […]

Why does the West fear Islam?

Why does the West fear Islam?

Jocelyne Cesari – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/CGN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: While scholarly work has debunked the idea of incompatibility of Islam with Western values, it has not really changed this dominant perception pervading political discourse and policy making. This notion of incompatibility between Islam and the West has actually intensified in the […]

Peace comes through tolerance says 5th International UNAOC forum

Peace comes through tolerance says 5th International UNAOC forum

WNN Breaking (WNN) Vienna, Austria: Leaders from around the world, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Heinz Fischer of Austria, the Emir of Qatar Shaikh Hamad Al Thani, Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey, Foreign Minister Margallo of Spain, Foreign Minister Salehi of Iran, and many others are meeting in Vienna today for the 5th Global […]