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Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini. Credit: American Center for Law and Justice.
Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini. Credit: American Center for Law and Justice.


Hundreds Gather As Pastor’s Iran Imprisonment Reaches Two Years

By Adelaide Mena Hundreds of advocates gathered Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C., to pray for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been imprisoned in Iran for the past two years. At the prayer vigil, Abedini’s wife read from a letter in which the imprisoned pastor reassured his 8-year-old daughter that “ […]

View of the dome of the Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica from Borgo Santo Spirito
View of the dome of the Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica from Borgo Santo Spirito


Vatican Spurns UN Child Committee’s Call For Changes To Canon Law

By Andrea Gagliarducci The Holy See has rejected the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child’s call for changes to canon law, and has formally criticized the group for a “grave misunderstanding” of the Holy See’s sovereignty. In a response released Sept. 26, the Holy See delivered its comments on the Concluding Observations […]

Saudi Arabia's Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah
Saudi Arabia's Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah. File photo.


Be Modern, But Don’t Shun Islamic values: King Abdullah

By P.K. Abdul Ghafour The glittering Islamic culture and civilization is a unifying force for millions of Muslims all over the world, said Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, urging Muslims to stand united in upholding the teachings of Islam. In his keynote speech at the annual conference of the Muslim World League […]

United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates


Winning The War Of Ideas In Arab World: A View From The UAE

By Ambassador Omar Saif Ghobash World Foreign Ministers have just met in Paris to decide how to defeat ISIS. But military action is only a small part of the strategy that they need because ISIS is above all an ideological movement, which gains its strength by winning recruits and sympathizers across the Arab world and […]