U.S. appeals court judges on Monday questioned the lawyer defending President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban about whether it discriminates against Muslims.
More than 30 million people need food assistance in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia due to conflict and drought.
A new study categorizes what kinds of responses emerge when Christians around the world are persecuted, noting that, most often, Christians choose a strategy of survival.
We say: What is needed is something the United States has not had for a very long time: a coherent plan of action for the Middle East.
The Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab is distributing food to drought-stricken residents in southern parts of the war-torn country, as fears of impending famine grow.
Three refugees, among them a Trump supporter, and a border diocese bishop were part of the March 20 panel discussion that explored immigration reform.
President Donald Trump, during a campaign rally in Nashville, vowed to fight the latest court ruling blocking his executive order temporarily suspending immigration from six Muslim-majority countries and refugee resettlement all the way to the Supreme Court.
"We're going to fight this terrible ruling," the president told a crowd of cheering supporters in Nashville's Municipal Auditorium March 15. "The danger is clear. The law is clear. The need for my executive order is clear."
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Federal judges may find the President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration more acceptable than the last.
But many religious groups and faith leaders see no meaningful difference in the new measure, which Trump signed privately March 6.
"Make no mistake, this is the Muslim ban that President Trump and his aides have been promising," Farhana Khera, president of Muslim Advocates, said in a statement. "The administration is just rearranging the chairs at the same table."
The new executive order temporarily banning refugees from certain majority-Muslim countries, signed March 6, now excludes Iraq from the ban.