Religion Editor, Paris
Tom's Feed
Jun 19, 2014
via FaithWorld

French imams, prison chaplains seek ways to combat Islamist radicalisation

Photo

(A family lights candles at the Jewish Museum, site of a shooting in central Brussels May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Vidal )

Islamic prayer leaders and prison chaplains in France, jolted by a French Islamist’s killing spree at the Brussels Jewish Museum, have begun discussing ways to better fight the radicalisation of young Muslims here.

Jun 19, 2014

French imams, chaplains seek ways to combat Islamist decimalization

PARIS (Reuters) – Islamic prayer leaders and prison chaplains in France, jolted by a French Islamist’s killing spree at the Brussels Jewish Museum, have begun discussing ways to better fight the decimalization of young Muslims here.

About 30 imams from southeastern France, meeting in Avignon on Wednesday, said action was urgently needed because about 300 young French Muslims are reported to have left their region to fight alongside jihadist forces in Syria.

May 19, 2014
via FaithWorld

Russian Orthodox Church the absent player at Pope-Patriarch Jerusalem summit

Photo

(Metropolitan Hilarion during an interview with Reuters in Moscow May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

When Pope Francis meets the spiritual head of the world’s Orthodox Christians next week, the speeches and symbolism will focus on how these ancient western and eastern wings of Christianity want to come closer together.

May 16, 2014
via FaithWorld

Religious tensions deepen Ukraine splits – Russian Orthodox official

Photo

(Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s foreign relations department, at an interview with Reuters in Moscow May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov )

Religious tensions are deepening dividing lines in Ukraine’s crisis, with rival churches taking political sides and Kiev slighting the Russian Orthodox Church, a senior official of the Moscow-based church said on Friday.

May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014
May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014