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U.S. Bishops visited Iran in March to promote peace and dialogue (CNS photo/courtesy Stephen M. Colecchi)

Joint declaration affirms ‘common commitment to peaceful coexistence and mutual respect’

Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Monday (PA)

What is evident in the Birmingham schools debate is a growing intolerance of the idea of educating children in faith

Nansen primary school is one of five Birmingham schools placed in special measures (CNS)

Catholic Education Service says ‘many people are confusing extremism with religion’

Isabella was granted the title ‘the Catholic’ by a papal bull in 1496. Her Cause was launched in 1958 in the Diocese of Valladolid, where she died in 1504

Those promoting Queen Isabella’s Cause can’t ignore the horrendous suffering she imposed on the Jewish people

The Law Society has made proposals which would make it possible for Muslims to commission English solicitors to draw up 'Sharia compliant' wills (PA)

Our democracy is built on the fundamental principle that we are one nation and that there is one law for everyone

A Coptic Orthodox bishop surveys a damaged church in Minya, Egypt last year (CNS)

According to reports, seven Christians shot by ‘armed Libyan militia’

Female dress codes are the most high-profile aspect of Islamic law (AP)

The ‘vigilantes’ of east London may have been Pythonesque, but the issue is deadly serious

U.S. President Barack Obama wears a gift from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (CNS)

In his apostolic exhortation the Pontiff is also brave to suggest that Islam has its origins in Christianity

These days nuns are a rare sight in schools (AP)

The white veils and white gloves on feast days are now a distant memory

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba this week (AP)

The problem is not Muslims, but the theoretical underpinnings of Islam