Laura Grigsby Chiappe

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What does the Quran say about Christians?

In these contentious times of conflict between the world's great religions, many Christians believe that Muslims hold the Christian faith in derision …

‘It Will Pass’: Egypt Set to Enact One of the World’s Most Extreme Anti-LGBTQ Laws

The law was proposed following a series of arrests in Egypt, as police target LGBTQ people in an unprecedented siege on the local community. More …

Supreme Court To Hear Key Fourth Amendment Case

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear <i>Carpenter v. United States,</i> a case experts are calling the most important privacy issue before the court in …

Supreme Court's cake case pits gay rights versus Christian faith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When conservative Christian baker Jack Phillips in 2012 politely but firmly told Colorado gay couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig he would not make them a cake to celebrate their wedding, it triggered a chain of events that will climax on Tuesday in highly anticipated U.S. …

LGBTQI

Apple Diversity Chief RESIGNS for Saying White People Can Be Diverse Too

Apple Diversity Chief RESIGNS for Saying White People Can Be Diverse Too Oh the controversy. A woman admits that white people are humans too. Why …

Feminism
Pregnancy

17 Note-Taking Tips That'll Make Everyone In Class Want To Copy You

Yes, this means you have to go to class.<p><i>Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

Destroying Great Mosque of al-Nuri 'is Isis declaring defeat'

Iraqi PM denounces levelling of Mosul building where Islamic State leader declared a caliphate three years ago<p>The Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has said the destruction of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul is an admission by the militants that they are losing the fight for the country’s …

Mosul

Donald Trump, would-be peace-broker, fundamentally misunderstands the history of Islam

This weekend, US president Donald Trump is traveling to the Middle East to deliver a speech about Islam. My bet is that within the first half of that speech—written by the Muslim-baiting Stephen Miller—he’ll brag about his <i>yuge</i> election victory, possibly leak some intelligence, and offend the entire …

Race

The idea of race refers to superficial physical differences that a particular society considers significant.<p>Learning Objectives<p>Interpret ”the …

South-east Asia

Inside The Religious Freedom Report That’s Making Conservatives So Mad

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently released a report criticizing religious exemptions that infringe on civil rights ― and some conservative voices are not happy about the final outcome.<p>The USCCR started examining how federal courts have handled claims of religious exemptions in 2013. …

Religion

Segregation Is Still Alive at These Christian Schools

Diversity is sorely lacking at many private Christian schools, some of which were originally founded to keep blacks out.<p>Nothing dismantles claims of …

Civil Rights Commission: ‘Religious Liberty,’ ‘Religious Freedom’ Code Words for Intolerance, Homophobia, and ‘Christian Supremacy’

(AP Photo)<p>(CNSNews.com) – A new report by the United States Commission on Civil Rights supports the majority on the federal commission, who say that …

The Real Reason White People Say 'All Lives Matter'

<b>Why "Black" Makes Us Uncomfortable</b><p>Dear fellow white people, let's have an honest talk about why we say "All Lives Matter." First of all, notice that no one was saying "All Lives Matter" before people started saying "Black Lives Matter." So "All Lives Matter" is <i>a response to</i> "Black Lives Matter." …

Black History

Death in Dallas and America’s existential crisis: Our new “civil war” over the nature of reality

Our broken republic is divided not just by race, culture and ideology, but between competing versions of reality<p>After a week of shocking and polarizing violence in America, which featured two black citizens shot dead by police in ambiguous circumstances and ended with Thursday night’s sniper …

Political Science

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of 'blocking the path to Allah' and bans pilgrims from going to Mecca

Iran accused Saudi Arabia of “blocking the path leading to Allah” on Sunday when Tehran announced that its pilgrims would not perform the Hajj in Mecca this year.<p>If this ban is enforced, the annual Hajj in September will be the first in 30 years without any pilgrims from Iran, the largest Shia …

Participation

How Islam Created Europe

In late antiquity, the religion split the Mediterranean world in two. Now it is remaking the Continent.<p>Europe was essentially defined by Islam. And Islam is redefining it now.<p>For centuries in early and middle antiquity, <i>Europe</i> meant the world surrounding the Mediterranean, or <i>Mare Nostrum</i> (“Our …

North Africa

At Stanford, UC Berkeley, battles rage over controversial names on campus

At universities across the country, centuries-old names that adorn buildings, streets and squares are under siege — from Stanford’s Serra Mall to UC …

On campus, a new civil rights era rises

Student protesters are demanding a sense of belonging that goes further than the antiracism movements of the past, experts say.<p>New Haven, Conn.; and …

Rights & Freedoms

WaPo Uses Ancient Muslim Graves in Europe to Dismiss ‘Narrative’ of Civilizational Clash

<i>The Washington Post’s</i> Ishaan Tharoor says he wants you to know “What the ‘oldest’ Muslim graves in Europe can tell us about the past.” But he’s …

Christians face being wiped out from the Middle East within TEN YEARS as they are killed by ISIS or forced to flee persecution, warn Catholic aid groups

Christians face being wiped out from the Middle East within ten years as increasing numbers are killed by Muslim extremists or forced to flee …

Christians facing 'Indonesian jihad' as churches burned on imams’ orders: report

A 153-foot statue of an open-armed Jesus famously towers high above the Indonesian city of Manado, but Christians are under siege in the world's fourth-most populous country, according to a disturbing new report.<p>The Southeast Asian nation, where about 90 percent of its 250 million people are …

Christians Still Fail to Understand Religious Freedom

The conservative media is always looking for a reason to be outraged. Unfortunately, the origin of the outrage is often a lack of information. For example, Megyn Kelly of Fox News took to the air earlier this week to discuss a court case that she feels proves President Obama and liberals are waging …

Religion

Meet the Christian right’s new doomsday prophet — and his insane, apocalyptic “blood moon” theory

This is mega-pastor John Hagee, the leading purveyor of a theory that the “blood moon” is a harbinger of apocalypse<p>In 2015, there is a United States congressman who believes that the so-called blood moon prophecy determines the fate of the Middle East and, because of some more prophecy, the fate of …

Sean Hannity

Pope canonizes 2 nuns from 19th century Palestine

Pope Francis canonized two nuns from what was 19th century Palestine on Sunday in hopes of encouraging Christians across the Middle East who are facing a wave of persecution from Islamic extremists.<p>Sisters Mariam Bawardy and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas were among four nuns who were made saints Sunday …

Ethiopian Israelis: 'A community crying out' - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> The clashes between Ethiopian-Israeli protesters and police over the weekend have drawn international attention to one of the most disadvantaged groups in Israel.<p>Though the demonstrations were set off by the police beating of a uniformed Israeli soldier, captured on video, experts say the …

Israel

The truth about Islamic State: what it is, where it is going, how we can fight it

In Raqqa, the Syrian city that is the nominal capital of IS, bookshops sell pamphlets on "permissible" sexual practices with one's female slaves. …

Middle East