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Utah mosque invites people to 'Meet The Muslims'

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:33am

The imam of a Utah mosque says controversial statements made by Donald Trump have brought on a sudden interest in Islam.

#LighttheWorld participants share their experiences

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:44pm

As part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “Light the World” campaign — a global initiative focused on service — LDS Church members performed small acts of service Thursday.

Russia's Putin warns artists against offending believers

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:30am

Top Russian cultural figures urged President Vladimir Putin on Friday to protect the freedom of artistic expression — something the Russian leader pledged to do, even as he warned artists to be careful not to offend religious believers.

Russian patriarch blesses new Paris church, a Putin project

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 2:01pm

The patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church consecrated a prominent new church Sunday near the Eiffel Tower seen as a controversial symbol of Russian President Vladimir Putin's influence in Europe.

46 claims filed in 2 months to priest abuse victims program

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 12:01pm

It took 30 years for a former student to be ready to report he'd been sexually abused by a respected Roman Catholic priest on high school trips. But it didn't take long to realize the priest wouldn't be held accountable in court.

Chaos erupts as Iraq delivers aid to Mosul

Hadi Mizban and Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 10:10am

Chaos erupted in eastern Mosul on Sunday when hundreds of civilians overwhelmed aid trucks distributing food and water.

Uzbekistan votes in first election since autocrat's death

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 4th - 8:24am

Uzbekistan held a tightly controlled presidential election Sunday, the first vote since the death of authoritarian leader Islam Karimov who ruled the country for 27 years.

Malaysian PM leads protest against 'genocide' of Rohingya

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 10:22pm

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a "genocide" of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, as he urged Asian neighbors and the world to step up the pressure to stop the violence.

Malaysian PM leads protest against 'genocide' of Rohingya

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:31pm

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has led a protest rally against what he called a "genocide" of Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

Indonesians rally for tolerance after blasphemy protests

Ali Kotarumalos and Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 9:30pm

Tens of thousands of Indonesians rallied in the center of the capital Jakarta on Sunday, calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests by conservative Muslims against the city's minority Christian governor.

Uzbekistan has first election since Soviet-era ruler's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 6:21pm

Voters in Uzbekistan are casting ballots Sunday in the tightly controlled, ex-Soviet nation's first presidential election since the death of Islam Karimov, the authoritarian leader who ruled for 27 years.

US cautions crackdown in Myanmar could radicalize Muslims

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:20am

It's a scene straight out of Myanmar's dark past: a military offensive waged beyond world view that forces ethnic minority villagers from the smoldering ruins of their homes.

Muslim cleric heads back to court to fight off deportation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 11:00am

The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques is heading to court to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application.

Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq

Balint Szlanko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 3rd - 12:40am

All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say.

Malaysia defends rally against 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 7:20pm

Malaysia's government on Saturday defended plans for a protest rally to condemn what it called "ethnic cleansing" of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority, saying it has an obligation to ensure that its neighbor takes steps to prevent the crisis from deteriorating.

Philadelphia to keep 'AMOR,' the bilingual 'LOVE' sculpture

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 3:01pm

Philadelphia is permanently putting the "amor" in the City of Brotherly Love.

Sex assault report casts shadow on SF Bay Area high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 1:51pm

Accusations of an on-campus sex assault have pointed a negative light on a San Francisco Bay Area Catholic high school with a nationally recognized football program.

Court orders release of Nigeria's detained Shiite leader

Michelle Faul and Bashir Adigun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 10:21am

Nigeria's federal high court Friday ordered the intelligence agency and justice minister to free the country's detained Shiite leader and his wife, pay damages of 50 million naira (167,000 dollars) and provide a home to replace their bulldozed property.

Kofi Annan begins visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 8:21am

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday began a fact-finding visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state, where the army has been accused of large-scale violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority, resulting in destruction of villages, civilian casualties and an exodus of refugees to neighboring Bangladesh.