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Is the Cordoba House "Insensitive"?

"Yes, Muslims have the constitutional right to build a mosque near Ground Zero.
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Angel Island: History Repeats Itself

Editor's Note: This statement was delivered at an interfaith prayer vigil at the U.S.
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Craigslist Attorneys Threaten Georgia Anti-Trafficking Activists

Editor's Note: What is behind Craigslist's recent enigmatic, and dramatic, choice to replace (at least for now) its entire "adult services" section with the single wor
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A Commentary on Caring for the Unemployed

One of my Saturday morning rituals is to listen to NPR's Weekend Edition, hosted by my friend Scott Simon, during my morning work out.
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Friday Links Round-Up: Awesomeness Reminders. Board Game Cafes. Conflict Minerals.

Here's a round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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Reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy: Rejecting the Cup of Bitterness of Hate

Last weekend, the nation had an opportunity to reflect, commemorate, and celebrate the March on Washington and Dr.
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Human Atrocities in Congo: What Can We Do?

Between July 30 and August 3, a reign of terror was released upon villages in the Congo's eastern mining districts.
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Faith in the Park51 Muslim Community Center

Faith cannot exist without doubt. The lack of certainty enables us to engage in the holy, human endeavor of believing when we do not have empirical proof.
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Hope for the Holy Land

Two years ago, as I listened to the escalating rhetoric of hate in the international media, I became haunted by the thought that Christians, Muslims, and Jews are going to blow up the world.
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