Court: Muslim girls must join swim classes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) A German court ruled on Wednesday that Muslim girls must take part in school swimming lessons with boys, in a landmark decision that touches on the sensitive more…

Egypt bans 55,000 mosque preachers in crackdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Al-Arabiya) Around 55,000 unlicensed clerics in Egypt will be barred from preaching in mosques, the country's minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday. The move is the latest more…

Bolivia imposes animist worldview on Christian churches

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Morning Star News) Protestant leaders in Bolivia once welcomed how President Evo Morales reduced religious discrimination by severing the Andean goverment's longstanding ties with Roman Catholicism. However, now more…

Venezuela to recognize 15,000 evangelical churches

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Christian Post) Venezuela's Ministry of Interior and Justice announced last week that it will take action to accelerate the process of legalizing all evangelical churches in the country. more…

U.N. report will point to Assad regime in attack

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Foreign Policy) U.N. inspectors have collected a "wealth" of evidence on the use of nerve agents that points to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons against his more…

New Olympic chief heads 'Boycott Israel' trade group

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) The newly elected president of the International Olympic Committee heads a German-based organization that helps companies to guarantee that their products do not contain anything more…

Ex-Mossad chief: U.S. 'floundering' over Syria

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) Russia's proposal to remove Syria's chemical weapons has driven the prospect of Bashar Assad's ouster further away, to Israel's detriment, the former head of the more…

A plea for caution from Vladimir Putin

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Recent events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at more…

Walls come down in Jerusalem – for the arts

by Marisa Martin -- "The physical act of 'conception' in holiness is a very high spiritual dimension and ultimately beyond what we can possibly conceive" – David Baruch Wolk Jerusalem, the most more…