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On Scripture: The Social Shape of Divine Generosity
Originally Posted: 08/05/2013 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

It all sounds so… demanding. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. “Be dressed for action." In Luke 9:57-62, Jesus encounters three would-be disciples. And each receives a warning that would vanquis ...

Poll: U.S. Muslims More Moderate Than Muslims Worldwide
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Muslims in America are much less inclined to support suicide bombing than other Muslims abroad, and are more likely to believe that people of other faiths can attain eternal life in heaven, according to a new ...

The Christian Response to Religious Extremism
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

So it should shock us, surprise us, and sadden us, when we hear about tragedies like the shooting at the Sikh Gurudwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. For the victims of suck attacks – whether they are Sikh, Muslim, ...

U.S. Muslims Worry About Fall-Out from Libya Attacks
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 7:56am | Type: Blog

Muslim Americans condemned violence in Egypt and Libya that left four Americans dead, but remain concerned that the deaths could rekindle anti-Muslim sentiment just as post-9/11 resentment was starting to ebb. ...

Mosque Construction Continues to Attract Opposition Across U.S.
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

In the decade since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, animosity toward Muslims sometimes has taken the form of opposition to construction of mosques and other Islamic facilities CHICAGO ...

Legal Action Brings Tennessee Mosque Construction to Standstill
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Judge rules to halt construction on a Tennessee mosque. CNN  reports: The long-running battle between a Tennessee Muslim community and its critics over a new mosque to ...

Muslims Call New Religious Freedom Appointee a ‘Puppet’ for Islam Foes
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 4:44pm | Type: Blog

One of two new members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has Muslim civil rights groups crying foul. WASHINGTON — One of two new members of the U.S. Commis ...

Sharia Hysteria
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Muslim cops and football coaches (oh my!) -- the next step in the right wing's efforts to keep Americans in fear ...

NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Extended Well Beyond New York
Originally Posted: 02/27/2012 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

NEWARK, N.J. — The report was stamped top secret. Inside was a confidential dossier compiled by the New York Police Department documenting "locations of concern" in Newark -- the city's 44 mosqu ...

The Morning News: Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/20/2011 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

NPR: New Law Aims To Shine Light on Conflict Metals Delly Mawazo Sesete wants American consumers to know what is in their smart phones, computers and other electronics and where U.S. companies like Apple are getting those rare metals. Learn more ...

Top 10 Religion Stories of the Year
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 3:05pm | Type: Blog

The death of Osama bin Laden is voted the No. 1 religion story of the year by the members of Religion Newswriters Association, the world’s premier association dedicated to helping journalists write about relig ...

Remembering 9/11 Through Music and Literature
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Ten years on, I'm remembering the literature I read and the music that kept me going in the days and months after 9/11. Ten years on, I'm remembering the literature I r ...

Rep. Keith Ellison Testifies Against Hateful Bigotry
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/11/rep-keith-ellison-testifies-against-hateful-racism/" target="_self"></a>During my Lenten journey this year, I will be looking t ...

Rep. King is Saying 'No' in the Face of Jesus
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">At the climax of <em>The King's Speech</em>, I held my breath with the rest of the packed audience and hoped to God that history was kind to King G ...

An Apology to My Muslim Friends
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

On the weekend of Oct. 6, 2001 -- less than one month after 9/11 -- my husband preached a sermon called "Religion Gone Awry." That was not the message he had originally scheduled for that weekend. ...

What Have We Learned Since 9/11?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This Saturday, we commemorate the ninth anniversary of 9/11. This Saturday, we commemorate the ninth anniversary of 9/11. It is with pain and sadness that we remember the day the ...

American Muslims Are Not Responsible for 9/11
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

For the sake of resting my soul, while I was on vacation with my wife and boys, I was sure not to watch any cable news. For the sake of resting my soul, while I was on vacation wi ...

For They Shall be Called Children of God
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In Sunday school many many years ago, I learned the Beatitudes. In Sunday school many many years ago, I learned the Beatitudes. And I think that my very favorite one has always be ...