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Should Pope Francis Visit Turkey’s Extravagant Presidential Palace?
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis’ penchant for austerity and humility will face a diplomatic challenge when he visits Turkey’s new ostentatious presidential palace on his first visit to the country later this month. ...

Turkish Official: Women Shouldn't Laugh in Public
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

Many Turkish women were doubled over with laughter Tuesday after their country’s deputy leader said in a speech assailing “moral corruption” that women should not laugh in public and should not talk on their m ...

We Can't Afford Dirty Energy: Thoughts on Turkey, Appalachia, and Humility
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

We can’t afford dirty energy. It’s costing precious lives. We need to respond to the wonders of God’s creation with humility and obedience to God’s will. Two weeks ago in Soma, Tu ...

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 ...

Political Islam on the Defensive Across the Middle East
Originally Posted: 08/21/2013 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

The backlash against Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt comes as secular forces across the Middle East are rising up in opposition to political Islam. Divisions reach from top leaders to the street. ...

A Revolution of Rising Expectations
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Dreams of a better life—and political corruption—spark rising protests around the world. THE PHRA ...

Tensions Mount on Turkey-Syria Border
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

Turkey said it was stationing antiaircraft batteries on the common border following the downing of one of its warplanes. The New York Times reports: "As diplomat ...

Tensions Between Turkey and Syria Grow
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

The Economist reports on the growing tensions in the Middle East following the shooting down of a Turkish plane by Syrian forces. The Economist reports on the growing tens ...

Lord, Have Mercy: Suicide Bomber Kills 75 in Somalia
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 7:02am | Type: Blog

A truck bomb has killed at least 70 people in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, including a crowd of young students applying for scholarships to study abroad. This just in from A ...

Nakba Day Protests: Palestine's Arab Spring?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Palestine-Israel/Palestine-Israel-April-2011/16441449_SnEeG#1236911459_74RXd" target="_blank"></a>The scenes were stunning: Hu ...

Thanksgiving Alone is Not Lonely
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It had been a busy semester and the Tuesday before Thanksgiving I arrived back home from an exhausting American Academy of Religion meeting. It had been a busy semester and the Tu ...

Friday Links Round Up: 30 Turkeys Per Minute. Airport Scanners. Hogwarts.
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

Thirty turkeys per minute. Airport scanners. Hogwarts. Here’s a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week. Thirty turkeys per minute. Airport scan ...

Nonviolence and the Gaza Freedom Movement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Three days have passed since the Israeli navy attacked an<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/01/the-freedom-flotilla-tragedy"> international Gaza Freedom Movement "Freedom Flotilla,&qu ...

The "Freedom Flotilla" Tragedy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

On May 31, I awoke to news reports that the Israeli Navy had boarded and fired on 10 small ships in international waters approaching the coast of Gaza and bearing humanitarian supplies for Palestin ...

Iran's Nuclear Deal: A Success for Sanctions Diplomacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The nuclear fuel swap deal signed between Iran and Turkey and Brazil is a positive development that deserves U.S. support. The nuclear fuel swap deal signed between Iran and Turke ...

The Locavore's Dilemma: What We Eat is More Than Just a Personal Choice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I'm a cradle vegetarian. Didn't have even a bite of meat -- red or white, fish or fowl -- until I was maybe eleven years old, and then I lost my dietary virginity to a hot dog. ...

Robed Revolutionary: Thoughts on Progressivism from the Ultimate 'Conservative'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The bearded, robed, and bespectacled keynote speaker at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall on Tuesday made a wise first move. His All Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of the Ortho ...

Columbus in Reverse: 'Travel as a Political Act'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

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A Jewish-American Advocate Against the Injustice of Occupation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Just the basic facts about Anna Baltzer make her a provocative presence. She's a 30-year-old Jewish-American woman who is arguing passionately for justice for Palestinians.</p> ...

Keeping Up With the Kurds
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding Northern Iraq is part of the contested homeland of ethn ...

Bloodshed in Northern Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=The%20Cost%20of%20War&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> In what ha ...

New Look at Islamic Texts
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurna Strikwerda Turkey’s highest Islamic authority, the Diyanet, recently decided to prepare a new collection of hadiths without sexist ...

Real World?
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler Recently, Turkish TV launched the hottest new progra ...