Different Cultures

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Crossing the cultural divide between Arabs and Jews

I grew up in a home with socialist values. We were a secular family with a strong Jewish cultural upbringing. … Continued

Dawkins teaches children how, not what, to think

Free Press FREE PRESS “The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True,” by Richard Dawkins. Illustrated by Dave … Continued

Remaking the world after 9/11

It makes no difference who you are or what your job was, we all recall what we were doing when … Continued

Irony and the ‘yoga wars’

By Dr. Pankaj Jain Over last several months the pages on Washington Post “On Faith” Forum, Newsweek, and now New … Continued

Catholic Archbishop for the Military Services USA: Don’t repeal DADT

By Archbishop Timothy Broglio In a response to a request from the Chiefs of Chaplains of the Armed Forces I … Continued

What does “knowing” mean?

In Pew Forum survey released Tuesday (9.28.10) (http://onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/2010/09/is_religious_knowledge_importa/all.html) atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. … Continued

My choice, my right

By Nusrat Qadirspokeswoman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA “Are you hot in that?” a woman called out to me … Continued

Too many ‘i’s’ in proselytizing

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Less talking about God, more listening to God

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Teaching Tolerance In a Conflict Zone

By Catherine Rottenberg and Neve GordonFounding members of Hagar BEER SHEBA, Israel – Educating children in a conflict zone is … Continued

“God Gulf” Hurts Women

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The “God Gulf,” title of a chapter in Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, … Continued

No Exemptions, Please

Q: Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era … Continued

Holidays Could Be Educational

The New York City Council last week voted to add two Muslim holidays to the city’s public school calendar, citing … Continued

Hearing Muslim Voices

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall We often bemoan the fact that we Americans have, to put it charitably, large … Continued

“Good News” or Something Else?

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The recent flare-up over whether American soldiers should be free to distribute bibles in … Continued

Consider the Vintage and the Source

Watching an Indiana Jones film and Citizen Kane with the same expectations is a mistake that can drain the pleasure … Continued

Read the Bible in Humility and Community

The Bible is the foundational document of the Christian faith, and its study is necessary for anyone who wants to … Continued

Obama to Muslims: “We Are Not Your Enemy”

President Obama has stopped making enemies for the United States and started making friends. This is a new foreign policy … Continued

“Obsession” Film: Is There Something Wrong with Being a Muslim in America?

Said Colin Powell in a recent major interview: “The correct answer is, he [Obama] is not a Muslim. He’s a … Continued

It is a Sin Not to Dream

My childhood was preeminently dominated by teachers and children of the Jewish faith. I am a product of the successful … Continued