While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]
Yong K’ai Ch’an Ssu is a Buddhist organization in Venezuela that offers educational and spiritual resources on Buddhism. The philosophy of this organization differs in its practice and education by focusing on incorporating Buddhism into the roots and cultural norms of the South American community.
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers includes indigenous women from the Americas, Asia and Africa who first convened in 2004. Their alliance emphasizes prayer and education to protect the Earth and indigenous ways of life. The group’s office is in Sonora, Calif. Contact using the form on their website.
Read a March 14, 2013, Associated Press article in which Francis’ biographer labels as unfair the Dirty War allegations stirred up in the wake of the conclave.
Read a March 14, 2013, Religion News Service story about Francis and the shadow cast by the Dirty War.
Read a March 15, 2013, Associated Press story about the Vatican denouncing critics of Francis’ record during the Dirty War.
Read a March 15, 2013, Catholic News Agency article in which Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel says Francis had no ties to the Argentine dictatorship of 1976-83.
Read a March 15, 2013, Associated Press story about how Francis is viewed by the poor in Argentina, some of whom affectionately call him “the slum pope.”