Wheaton provost apologizes to Larycia Hawkins; she’s leaving

Wheaton provost apologizes to Larycia Hawkins; she’s leaving

By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN © 2016 Religion News Service Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins, who faced termination from her tenured post at the evangelical school for publicly saying Christians and Muslims worship the “same God,” has announced in a joint statement...
COMMENTARY: Religious freedom keeps us strong

COMMENTARY: Religious freedom keeps us strong

By BARACK OBAMA © 2016 Religion News Service This past week, I had the privilege of visiting the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a mosque that serves thousands of Muslim American families, as well as neighbors of different faiths. Like houses of worship across our...
Americans’ views on Islam, Muslims divide by party lines

Americans’ views on Islam, Muslims divide by party lines

By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN © 2016 Religion News Service Republicans and Democrats divide sharply over views on Islam, Muslims and how a U.S. president should label violent extremists. But Americans overall agree there’s “a lot” of discrimination against Muslims living in...
Obama pleads for tolerance in first visit to US mosque

Obama pleads for tolerance in first visit to US mosque

By LAUREN MARKOE © 2016 Religion News Service CATONSVILLE, Md. — In times of rising Islamophobia, President Obama made a plea for religious tolerance during his first presidential visit to an American mosque. In keeping with local Muslim tradition, Obama removed his...