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Lego Says Its Jabba the Hutt Set Isn’t Anti-Muslim
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

Lego is defending its “Star Wars”-based Jabba the Hutt toy set after a Turkish cultural group said it promulgates negative stereotypes of Muslims. Lego is defending its “Star Wa ...

On Maundy Thursday, Pope Washes Feet at Youth Prison
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 5:41pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Thursday washed the feet of 12 young inmates, including two girls and two Muslims, during a Maundy Thursday Mass at a youth detention center in Rome. VATICAN CITY ...

One Woman’s Journey Out of Faith, Family, and Fear
Originally Posted: 03/05/2013 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

There were at least 5,000 honor killings in 2000, according to a U.N. report. In 2010, a British newspaper estimated the number as high as 20,000. Most honor killings involve the murder of one family member — ...

Chicago is Ground Zero in U.S. Muslim Renaissance
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Religious affiliation may be on the wane in America, a recent Pew study asserts, but you wouldn’t know it walking into the storefront near the corner of West 63rd Street and South Fairfield Avenue. ...

A Kinder, Gentler, More Radical Monotheism?
Originally Posted: 11/30/2012 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

When we think of radical monotheism, we hear, “My god is bigger than your god. No, wait: Your god’s a fake!” But theologian H. Richard Niebuhr proposed a kinder, gentler, more generous idea of radical monothei ...

‘Choose love’: Pro-Muslim ads to appear in NYC subways
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Press

October 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Russia Today (RT) ...

Groups produce guide on U.S. Muslims
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:04pm | Type: Press

October 11, 2012 Sojo in the News First Amendment Center ...

Jesus didn't stipulate which neighbor to love
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:45pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Asbury Park Press ...

Jesus didn't stipulate which neighbor to love
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:00pm | Type: Press

September 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Courier-Journal.com ...

When myths take on an air of authenticity, society is in danger.
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:43pm | Type: Press

November 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Shelina Janmohammed ...

Evangelical Christian Leaders Hold Summit to Respond To Terrorism
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Dan Wooding ...

Billboard: 'Love Muslim Neighbors'
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:54pm | Type: Press

September 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Courier-Journal.com ...

Billboard encourages acceptance of Muslims
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:43pm | Type: Press

September 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Knox News ...

Billboard encourages acceptance of Muslims
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Press

November 15, 2012 Sojo in the News WPSD ...

Middle Tenn. billboard encourages acceptance of Muslims
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:37pm | Type: Press

September 15, 2012 Sojo in the News WBIR ...

New Congress More Religiously Diverse, Less Protestant
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 5:22pm | Type: Blog

Three Buddhists, a Hindu, and a “none” will walk into the 113th Congress, and it’s no joke. Rather, it’s a series of “firsts” that reflect the growing religious diversity of the country. ...

The Lord Says: “Love Thy (Muslim) Neighbor”: Jewish and Christian Groups reach out to Muslims
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 5:38pm | Type: Press

October 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Omid Safi ...

Beyond free speech vs. religion
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2012 Sojo in the News Rebecca Cataldi ...

Peace Ads Go Up Next to Anti-Islamic Ads
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Press

October 8, 2012 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Buddhist, Hindu Make History in New Congress
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:09pm | Type: Blog

Congress will become a shade more religiously diverse this January, after Tuesday’s election of the first Hindu representative and first Buddhist senator. Tulsi Gabbard , a Democrat from Hawaii, will become the first Hindu-American congresswoman, ...

Study: Muslims and Hindus Less Likely to Have Premarital Sex
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

With their “True Love Waits” jewelry, conferences and T-shirts, Christians may be the face of the abstinence movement, but Muslims and Hindus are more likely to abstain from premarital sex. ...

Weapons of Terror
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

Who would have thought that in the 21st century, the seeming weapon of choice would not be some sort of super-nuclear missile or an ultra-deadly biological toxin, but that it would, instead, be women? ...

The Growing Christian Movement Pushing Back Against Islamophobia
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

October 19, 2012 Sojo in the News Amy Sullivan ...

The War Between the Civilized Man and Pamela Geller
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:43pm | Type: Press

October 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Lizzy Ratner ...

A (Possibly) Significant Development in Muslim-Christian Relations
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 9:06am | Type: Blog

A possibly significant development in Muslim-Christian-Jewish relations is being spear-headed by the Islamic Scholars of North America (ISNA). A possibly significant development i ...

Religious Groups Counter Anti-Muslim Ad Campaign In DC
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Press

October 11, 2012 Sojo in the News Hayes Brown ...

Christian Group Buys Metro Ads Opposing Anti-Muslim Campaign
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:09pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Benjamin Freed ...

As Hateful Ads Expand to D.C., So Does Sojourners’ Response
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 7:11pm | Type: Blog

Responding to attacks on Muslims, Sojourners has been placing ads around the country with a simple reminder of Jesus' command to love our neighbors. The billboards and subway ads read: “Love Your Muslim N ...

Faith groups launch campaign to counter controversial 'Defeat Jihad' ad
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 4:18pm | Type: Press

October 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Kristina Sgueglia ...

Canada Cuts All Non-Christian Prison Chaplains
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

The Canadian government is canceling the contracts of all non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons. TORONTO — The Canadian government is canceling the contracts of all non-Chr ...

Sojourners Expands Billboard Campaign in Response to Toledo Mosque Arson
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 4:20pm | Type: Press

October 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Michael Gryboski ...

Decent Human Beings Spreading Subway Love for Muslims
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 5:46pm | Type: Press

October 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Joe Coscarelli ...

Pro-Muslim Subway Ads to Hang Near Anti-Jihad Ads
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 5:45pm | Type: Press

October 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Ashwaq Masoodi ...

The Lord Says: 'Love Thy (Muslim) Neighbor': Jewish and Christian Groups Reach Out to Muslims
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

The racist, anti-Muslim ad in the New York Subway that used the language of civilized and savages has more than met its match. A large group of Jews and Christians have countered that hateful message by tappin ...

Mosque in Toledo, Ohio Scorched by Arson
Originally Posted: 10/03/2012 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

Muslim worshippers are reeling from an arson fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, but are grateful for an outpouring of support from the local interfaith community. TOLED ...

Up Close: Subway Ad
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 5:51pm | Type: Press

September 30, 2012 Sojo in the News Diana Williams ...

Judge Orders Man to Study Hinduism After Hate Crime Conviction
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

A man who assaulted two men because he thought they were Muslims and was then ordered to write a report on the cultural contributions of Islam has a new assignment — to write a report on the history of Hinduis ...

The Big Something: When A Campaign Gets Personal
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

Our world is a powder keg, and Geller flagrantly lit a blowtorch with these ads, which, in case you were wondering, are protected fully under the Constitution. They may be legal, but they're not moral. ...

Vatican Walks a Fine Line on Trying to Combat Blasphemy
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 6:12pm | Type: Blog

Just one week after Pope Benedict XVI ended his successful visit to Lebanon, the country's most senior Catholic leader called for a United Nations resolution “that will ban denigrating religions.” ...

'Love your Muslim neighbors' billboard erected in Murfreesboro
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 4:44pm | Type: Press

September 24, 2012 Sojo in the News Lauren Murphy ...

Christian group to launch campaign against anti-Islam groups in US
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Press

September 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Zaman Daily News ...

Survey: Syrian Rebels Seek Islamic Democracy
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

Members of the Syrian opposition generally want a democratic government that protects the rights of minorities, though many also want a constitution based on Islam, according to a recent survey. ...

Muslim Parents Wrestle with Passing on Islamic Values
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

Muslim immigrants to America frequently worry whether their children will be able to maintain their Islamic identity in a country with a reputation for rampant vice and promiscuity. Many respond by limiting th ...

How To (and Not To) Respond to the Current Crisis in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 8:06am | Type: Blog

My heart is heavy. Every day for the last week, media outlets have told their version of the current uprising stretching across the Middle East (Egypt, Libya, Yemen). Whether it’s pictures of embassies burned ...

U.S. Muslims, Copts Appeal to Rioters: Stop the Violence
Originally Posted: 09/19/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Muslim and Coptic Christian leaders in the U.S. are pledging not to let a spate of violent protests in some 20 Islamic countries derail recent efforts to improve the sometimes troubled relations between the tw ...

Sojourners Planting Billboard to Support Murfreesboro Mosque
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Press

September 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Blake Farmer ...

Evangelicals Should Avoid 'Muslim-Baiting,' Says Professor
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:34pm | Type: Press

September 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Michael Gryboski ...

'Love Muslim neighbors' billboard coming to Murfreesboro
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:36pm | Type: Press

September 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Mark Bell ...

Can Dog Owners Still Be Good Muslims?
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

Muslims' alleged canine-phobia is often cited by critics of Islam as an example of how the faith is incompatible with Western values. Some Muslims have perpetuated that narrative, such as when a Somali ca ...

Survey: Americans Overstate Size of Religious Minorities
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

The typical American underestimates how many Protestants there are in the U.S., and vastly overestimates the number of religious minorities such as Mormons, Muslims, and atheist/agnostics, according to a new s ...