A letter declaring April 3 "Punish a Muslim Day"
March 15th, 2018

Copies of an anonymous letter declaring April 3 “Punish a Muslim Day” have generated waves of anxiety in Muslim communities throughout the United Kingdom. The letters even include a table awarding point values for specific acts of violence against Muslims: 25 points for pulling off a woman’s head scarf, 500 for killing a Muslim person, and 1,000 for bombing a mosque. Continue reading

Anti-Semitic graffiti
January 22nd, 2018

When someone mentions a hate crime, you probably picture an abhorrent act fueled by racist or homophobic sentiments. And many hate crimes do follow such a pattern. However, recent data reveal that in some places – contrary to popular understanding – the group most likely to become the victim of a hate crime is Jews. Continue reading

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
January 17th, 2018

Famous Jewish comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld is under fire after a visit to Israel earlier this month. Why the outrage? It started when he took his family to a so-called “anti-terror fantasy camp” in Jerusalem’s West Bank, which acts … Continue reading

Trump names Jerusalem capital of Israel
December 12th, 2017

When it comes to city politics, it doesn’t get much more complicated than Jerusalem. Now, a U.S. decision to officially recognize it as the capital of Israel puts an already-hostile situation at even higher risk of boiling over. Continue reading

Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar
December 5th, 2017

Although Pope Francis did finally meet with the Rohingya in Bangladesh, he appears to be offering a balm for the pain without any real solutions. There are still huge questions about the future of the Rohingya and we must do more to help, writes guest contributor Sandra Gilman. Continue reading

Pope Francis speaking in Myanmar
November 28th, 2017

Pope Francis has completed a visit to Myanmar, though not without severely damaging his image as a peacemaker. Interesting enough, it’s not what he said — but what he didn’t say — that has sparked backlash from humanitarian groups worldwide. Continue reading

A rosary hanging around a gun.
November 7th, 2017

Does religion, by nature, breed violent believers? The evidence speaks for itself. Muslims carry out violent attacks in the hopes of furthering a bloody Islamic crusade. Christians commit acts of violence against nonbelievers after receiving messages from God. Every day, blood is spilled in the name of one deity or another around the world. Continue reading

Christians protest the government's plan to deport refugees.
July 17th, 2017

Throughout President Trump’s political campaign he made countless references to the dangers of Islam and the threat it posed to Christians around the world – especially those living in the Middle East. In Iraq, Egypt, and other countries around the … Continue reading

A dish of Strozzapretti pasta
July 11th, 2017

Strozzapreti might look innocent enough – on the surface, it’s just another type of Italian pasta. However, this unassuming food has a dark untold history. The medium-sized corkscrew-shaped pasta noodles were created not only for scooping up those last bits … Continue reading

Coptic Christians beheaded by ISIS in Libya
April 26th, 2017

A group of Christian scholars decided to study how Christian communities around the world react to religious oppression, and their findings may surprise you. Continue reading