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Does Mona Eltahawy’s approach hurt women?

Mona Eltahawy’s Foreign Policy cover story “Why Do They Hate Us” triggered an avalanche of passionate responses. But few have … Continued

What does Obama want?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg In the 20th century, crackdowns against civil society frequently occurred under the guise … Continued

‘Obliterating’ Iraq’s Christians

By Nina Sheadirector, Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom What is most startling about the report of the heartless double … Continued

Understanding other religions is a smart approach

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Obama’s Post-Modernism

Thursday is National Day of Prayer, as mandated by Congress. What should President Obama do? Should he follow tradition and … Continued

Obama’s Chance and Challenge

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never … Continued

Weaving an Abrahamic Peace

What does the Obama Administration need to do, not only to repair the ragged rips and tears in US-Muslim relationships … Continued

Start by Listening to the Real Muslim World

President Obama seems to be starting off in a good direction with regards the Muslim world. In his first week … Continued

Faith or Belief in What?

Someone has to help me because I am truly confused. Rick Warren said that “we believe in the separation of … Continued

Doubt Not What a Powerful Tool for Global Justice is Religion

How can anyone doubt the positive impact that the religious community has in addressing these issues? Let me deal with … Continued

Electing a President, Not “Holy Man of the Year”

The very nature of the On Faith question about this forum goes to the heart of my concerns about the … Continued

No Atheists (Still) Need Apply

In nearly every interview about my book, Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism,I am asked whether I am an atheist … Continued