Oliver Thomas and Charles C. Haynes, USA Today Religious freedom can be a divisive issue, but it’s important. My group is renewing our commitment to the First Amendment, by signing this charter. In the turbulent 1960s, John Courtney Murray famously reminded Americans that the Constitution begins Continue Reading
For the first time, U.S. resettles fewer refugees than the rest of the world
BY PHILLIP CONNOR AND JENS MANUEL KROGSTAD The number of refugees resettled in the United States decreased more than in any other country in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This represents the first time Continue Reading
Sabika Sheikh embraced U.S. culture. One of its darkest elements — a mass shooting — killed her.
by Todd C. Frankel, Tim Craig and Brittney Marti STAFFORD, TEX. — The funeral was about to begin, the first of 10 for the victims of the Santa Fe High School mass shooting, and the body of Sabika Sheikh was waiting at the mosque. Sabika, 17, dreamed of being a diplomat, of working to empower Continue Reading
Most U.S. Muslims observe Ramadan by fasting during daylight hours
BY DALIA FAHMY AND BESHEER MOHAMED Muslims around the world are set to mark Ramadan, a holy month when many fast from sunrise to sunset in order to focus on their spiritual life and get closer to God. In the United States, the vast majority of Muslims celebrate Ramadan, with eight-in-ten saying Continue Reading