Arun Gandhi




Stories by Arun Gandhi

What happens after freedom?

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

Another JFK moment?

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Catholic dormancy

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

The essence of christmas

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Does God only speak to a handful of people?

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Religion and prejudice

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Obama should avoid religious overtures

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

Voting is moral duty, not spiritual

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Faith, economy and elections

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … Continued

Misplaced priorities?

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Do the people of the United States own God?

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

Wounds of 9/11 will never heal!

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

It’s unconstitutional!

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Imam Rauf should not be held responsible for controversy

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Finding spiritual satisfaction in your faith

In the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, writer Elizabeth Gilbert gives up her entire way of life to spend a year … Continued

Gandhi said religion and spiritualism are distinct

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued

Do people marry or religions marry?

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Why not an interfaith monument?

A mosque near ground zero? The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque … Continued

Obama is right to unlink Islam and terror

For almost ten years it has been dinned into the minds of the citizens of the world that we are … Continued

Trivializing capital punishment

Q: Was the Utah attorney general wrong to use Twitter, or religious language, to describe an execution? With all our … Continued