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Collateral Damage
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 2:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beau Underwood Does Christianity have a future in Iraq?  THE U.S. AND other nations are increasingly aware th ...

Hashtag Activists Battle Online Anti-Muslim Speech, but #DoesItWork?
Originally Posted: 11/13/2014 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

“Not a lot of Americans know Muslims as friends and neighbors, so their understanding of Islam and Muslims is shaped by negative views. That gives a very distorted impression,” Perez said. “To help people have ...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Draws Criticism from Fellow Atheists at Yale
Originally Posted: 09/15/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

A campus appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the outspoken Muslim-turned-atheist activist, is being challenged again, this time at Yale University where she is scheduled to speak Sept. 15. ...

Behind #WeAreN: 'If One Group Is Marked, We're All Marked'
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

A Muslim movement that says, “We are all Christians,” is subversive in the most daring of ways. It taunts the Islamic State and says to suffering neighbors, “Doctrine aside, we see your humanity. You should no ...

Americans View Jews, Christians Warmly; Atheists, Muslims Get Cold Shoulder
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

A new Pew Research survey finds U.S. adults feel most warmly about people who share their religion or those they know as family, friends or co-workers. A new Pew Research survey f ...

The Momentum of Peace
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Gopar Tapkida Christians and Muslims in Nigeria suppot interfaith efforts for reconciliation. THE VIOLENCE AN ...

Fewer Than 1,000 Muslims Left in Central African Republic Capital
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

As the number of Muslims in Bangui, the Central African Republic capital, dwindles to an estimated 900, the head of a global alliance of churches has urged tackling the conflict from a political rather than a ...

Evangelical, Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry brought his argument for a two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace to the annual AIPAC conference this week, and whatever else we might know, we know this: Many evangelical Christians ...

COMMENTARY: The Clear Anti-Muslim Bias Behind Anti-Shariah Laws
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

For the fourth year running, Florida is trying to outlaw the use of foreign and international law in state courts. Foreign law bans are back. For the fourth year running,  Fl ...

Muslim Christmas celebrations gain a toehold
Originally Posted: 12/24/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

A growing number of American Muslims celebrate Christmas, or at least partake in some ways, even if they don’t decorate their homes with trees and a light show. Indeed, many Muslim families have created their ...

Christian and Muslim Dalits Beaten in New Delhi Protest
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

Police in India’s capital used water cannons and canes on peaceful Christian and Muslim leaders Wednesday while they were demanding equal constitutional protections. NEW DELHI — P ...

Concerned with Violence Against Muslims, Islamic Organization Visits Myanmar
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

At the end of a three-day tour, the Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation told Buddhist-majority Myanmar to repeal “laws restricting fundamental freedoms” after more than 240 Muslims were killed by B ...

'Jerusalem,' a Tribute to the Holy City, Comes to the Giant Screen
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

It may be as close as a person can get to praying at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Western Wall, without actually going there. It may be as close as ...

Holy Innocents in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Leonard Rodgers Decades ago, Christians and Muslims mingled at Youth for Christ events in Peshawar. What happened? ...

An Antidote to Religious Strife in Egypt: Nationalism
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind their flag. After decades of polarization along religious ...

Assault on Professor Part of Wave of Attacks on Sikhs, Muslims, Others
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

Shortly after teenagers beat up a Columbia University physician Saturday, a Muslim woman was attacked a few blocks away. Shortly after teenagers beat up a Columbia University phys ...

Commentary: Don’t Surrender Islam to the Islamists
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

As a Muslim, I refuse to give up Islam to the Islamists. So should others who believe in a deeply pluralistic Islam of the sort my Indian-born grandparents taught. It is the only path to peaceful resolution of ...

What Imams Talk About During Eid
Originally Posted: 08/08/2013 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Eid, which follows the Muslim fast of Ramadan, is a time when Muslims are supposed to unite, forgive grievances, and contribute to charity. In a sign of their growing numbers, many congregations held two or th ...

Four Questions for Khaipi
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Khaipi, a peace studies professor in Thailand and a Chin religious freedom activist Bio: &quo ...

Muslims Oppose Possible Raymond Kelly Bid for Homeland Security
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Muslim-American groups are mounting a growing campaign to quash the potential nomination of New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly as the next secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. ...

Muslims Criticize Bloomberg Veto of NYPD Watchdog
Originally Posted: 07/26/2013 - 8:37am | Type: Blog

Muslim-American civil rights groups are criticizing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for vetoing a bill on Tuesday that would have created an independent inspector general to oversee the New York City Pol ...

Lessons in Creating Ubuntu
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Getman Conversations in Transition: Leading South African Voices. David Philip Publishers Conversations ...

Hot Dogs for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel I felt the horror of a kid caught in a grade school coolness competition. WHEN I WAS growing up in ...

AUDIO: The Cosas, an Iraqi Christian family
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 1:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Dawn Araujo An interview with an Iraqi Christian family ...

Syrian Civil War Forces Sunni and Shiite Muslims to Pick Sides
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

On Wednesday, the United Nations Human Rights Council pushed through a resolution to investigate the abuses of the Syrian regime, over the objections of the regime’s ally Russia, who insisted the West was maki ...

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 ...

Pope Francis Calls for Intensified Dialogue with Muslims
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Friday called for more intense dialogue between religious leaders, particularly Muslims, as he tries to recalibrate relations between the world’s two largest religious groups. ...

The Inaugural Prayer We Didn't Hear
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Claire Albert An inaugural prayer should connect the particularities of one ...

Muslims Detail Fear from NYPD Spy Probe
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

Muslim and civil rights organizations say a New York Police Department program to secretly monitor Islamic communities has created so much fear and suspicion among Muslims that many find it impossible to lead ...

Bus Ads Aim to Reclaim the Meaning of ‘Jihad’
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

An ad campaign on San Francisco buses is aimed at trying to change public perception of the word “jihad,” which the program’s founder says has been distorted by extremists — Muslim and anti-Muslim alike. ...

Free-Speech Fundamentalism
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Should America reconsider our open market in bigoted ideas? DOES THE RIGHT to free speech ...

What We Know About Muslims
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel It's frustrating to be constantly represented by violent thugs and to be asked to explain their actions. ...

Sultans of Satire Aims to Bridge Gaps with Muslims, Arabs Through Comedy
Originally Posted: 11/05/2012 - 9:16pm | Type: Blog

Elgrably started the Sultans of Satire in November 2005, the same month that Comedy Central started its higher profile Axis of Evil comedy tour. Engaging youth has been a goal of the cultural center since its ...

Toledo and the Power of Love
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

As we have done in Missouri, Tennessee, and New York, we will be offering a simple, biblical message in Toledo, Ohio: “Love your Muslim neighbors." A house of worship in Ohio ...

'A Clash of Fanaticisms'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 9:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice We'll never reach reconciliation between Christians and Muslims until we address root causes—and take on the haters. ...

Racial Politics
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 9:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It is contrary to Christian values to use attacks on welfare to win white votes. RACE WAS THE issu ...

Obama at the U.N.: A New Religion Doctrine
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 6:53am | Type: Blog

President Obama on Tuesday gave a forceful speech at the United Nations, in which he challenged much of the world's assumptions about free speech and religion. WASHINGTON — ...

Islam on the Verge
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Adnan Silajdzic As told to Rose Marie Berger Every religion has in it some seed of pluralism. Muslims must le ...

The ‘Maverick’ Egyptian-American Copt Behind the Anti-Muslim Film
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Florida Pastor Terry Jones ignited deadly riots by threatening to burn Qurans in 2010, and by torching the Islamic holy text last year. Recently, Jones said he would promote a crude film that portrays Islam’s ...

'Innocence of Muslims' Video Suggests a Fetish for Armageddon
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

Pray for the makers of the film, for the Muslims in Libya and Egypt who have reacted in anger, and for the people of Israel who wake up every day, resented or reviled by so many of their neighbors. ...

Muslim Delegates at Democratic Convention Quadrupled Since 2004
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

The number of Muslim delegates attending the Democratic National Convention has quadrupled since 2004, according to a Muslim advocacy group. The number of Muslim delegates atten ...

When All of Abraham’s Children Share a Table: A Moment I’ll Never Forget
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 5:40pm | Type: Blog

Standing between my friends — a Muslim Palestinian and Jewish Rabbi — I prayed that this meal would be a picture of reconciliation found among the children of Abraham, because as a follower of the pro-people J ...

Q&A with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 6:54am | Type: Blog

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has spent most of his adult life trying to build interfaith and international bridges. But to many Americans, he is the public face of the so-called "Ground Zero mosque," one o ...

Are Muslims Allowed to Dance? Depends Who You Ask
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

The Taliban in Afghanistan shocked the world this week when they beheaded 17 people, allegedly for the crime of dancing at a mixed-gender gathering. Which prompts the question: Does Islam forbid dancing? ...

What Catholics Can Learn From the Quran
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

After reading the Quran during Ramadan, I am again convinced that there are more commonalities between and among religions than there are differences that isolate and divide. This ...

Muslim Immigrants at Home Key to U.S. Image Abroad
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

The opinions of Muslim immigrants and students like Jedeh are important because they shape how Muslims abroad see America, much more so than the mosques, media, and politicians in their countries, experts say. ...

Ramadan Karim: Revelation
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

Ramadan is a time of revelation. This is what it revealed in me: I miss the devotion of my youth. It was the summer of 1994 and about 10 friends and I sat huddled around Bibles in ...

Report Highlights Islam’s Global Diversity
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 8:22am | Type: Blog

Beyond central pillars of the faith, Muslims worldwide vastly differ as religious convictions are shaped by cultural and social contexts, according to a new report by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Lif ...

An Open Letter to the People of Joplin
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 8:42am | Type: Blog

Continue to share with one another the pain and sorrow, the joys and triumphs that bind us together in a common humanity. The first violence happened on May 22, 2011 when a torna ...

Faith Leaders Urge Americans to Combat Attacks on Religious Minorities
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 8:06am | Type: Blog

A group of faith leaders Thursday exhorted Americans to do more than pray for better times. A group of faith leaders Thursday exhorted Americans to do more than pray for better t ...