Islamophobia in Québec has roots that lie within our missionary past and the Christian nature of our society. We need to reinterpret out past in order to move forward and past 20th century racism.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
The current aggressive version of Islamophobia in Québec is unique to the province. We need a critical re-interpretation of our own history to build a Québec freed from our old racist patterns.
Entrance to the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh, burial place of the founder of the Bahá’í faith, near Acre, Israel.
Bahá’í World News Service © Bahá'í International Community
The Baha'i faith originated in Iran and today has 100,000 communities across the globe, including the United States. Here is their history.
Zarina Sodha, from Lakhpath Kachchh, Gujarat (western India), a folk singer.
Anjali Monteiro/KP Jayakrishnan
Passionate musicians in Western India are committed to “break down the walls” of hate built by opportunistic politics between religious communities.
Salvation Army USA West
As Americans make decisions about year-end giving, how much of it will be influenced by their faith?
Collective prayer on October 20 in Mogadishu in tribute to the 276 dead and 300 wounded, victims of the October 14 terrorist attack. Terrorism has become a global weapon.
Contemporary terrorism is rooted in a form of political violence dating from the French Revolution. It is rooted in social facts and is now evolving on a global scale.
Making sure all religions are accounted for in British schools.
There needs to be an urgent debate on the education of Muslim pupils in British schools, but this seems impossible in the current climate.
Stained glass window in Brussels cathedral depicting First Crusade commander Godfrey of Bouillon.
Forget the idea that it was round one in the battle between Christianity and Islam.
Tesco is right, British Muslims enjoy Christmas just as much as the next family.
The daily newspaper ‘Arman’ bore a picture of US President Donald Trump with a headline which reads “Isolation of Mr. Goof”, on October 14, 2017.
The Trump administration's change of US policy toward Iran has reinforced hardliners' ambitions and nationalistic feelings, complicating an already difficult situation in the region.
President Trump recently stated his support for ‘Judeo-Christian values’ … but what does that phrase really mean?
Its real purpose is to subsume Judaism and exclude Islam.
Is religion inherently violent? Some believe so, but secular individuals and institutions have proven to be just as violent.
Many think that violence is central to religion, but some scholars argue it's meaningless to single out religion rather than socio-economic factors when assessing violent acts.
A man protesting against the government’s new power to ban organisations deemed anti-Pancasila, Indonesia’s state ideology.
A recently passed regulation in lieu of law allows the government to ban organisations deemed against Indonesia's state ideology Pancasila. It marks a troubling turn towards ultra-nationalism.
Islamic markets were not rocked by the 2007-08 financial as much as conventional markets.
Men with beards have been called terrorists.
Sikhs, Hindus and men with beards have reported anti-Muslim hate crime.
Turkish Muslims pray near Fatih Mosque in Istanbul during a protest against the attacks on the Muslim people in Arakan in Myanmar.
Turkey’s humanitarian response to Rohingya's crisis highlights President Erdoğan ambition to appear as a world champion for Muslim rights.
Women activists from Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan and Muslims for Secular Democracy protest against the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and their clerics, October 2016.
The abolition of 'instant divorce' practice in India highlights how Muslim women are successfully and progressively changing gender rights.
Tony Abbott said he was a reluctant banner but says the burqa is an affront to the Australian way of life.
Tony Abbott was commenting on a motion for a ban George Christensen will move when the Nationals' federal conference meets this weekend.
Indian women protested against ‘instant divorce’, a practice that has been ruled unconstitutional by India’s Supreme court.
What are the implications of the 'instant divorce' ban in India? Will it provoke a wider re-evaluation of India's Muslim family laws, that affect millions of women?
A detail from William Blake’s God answers Job (c. 1804). The Gods of Moses in the Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament and Muhammad in the Quran have a similarly complex and ambivalent character.
The founder of Islam, Muhammad, saw himself as the last in a line of prophets that reached back through Jesus to Moses, Abraham and Noah. But while the three religions worship the same God, he divides as much as he unites.
Human rights groups condemned the Indian government’s intention to deport around 40,000 refugees of the Rohingya Muslim minority, who had fled to India from Myanmar.
The recent move by Modi's government to deport Rohingyas from India reveals the religious based-discrimination at the heart of the country's refugee policies.