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Presbyterians on the precipice (again)

NEW YORK — It is an unfortunate tradition. Every two years since 2004, the Presbyterian Church (USA) considers resolutions that … Continued

The American double standard on religious violence

FRANCOIS LENOIR Belgium’s Flemish right wing Vlaams Belang party member Tanguy Veys poses with a part of the manifesto written … Continued

An Islamic sermon for the world

By Mustafa Abu Sway, John l. Esposito On Nov. 15th, 2010 (the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah, 1431 AH), the Grand Mufti … Continued

What would George Washington say about Islam in USA?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION MICHAEL KESSLER With all the loud clamoring about the proposed Islamic Center to be built near … Continued

No ‘Megamosque’ Near Ground Zero

The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.

Corruption: myths and solutions

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Confronting corruption is not a good path to popularity. Sparks flew between Kabul and … Continued

Opening Pandora’s Box overseas

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

Selling Vatican jewels

Comedian Sarah Silverman suggested that we “Sell the Vatican. Feed the world.” Speaking on the eve of the October 2009 … Continued

Obama and Great Expectations in Muslim World

Recent visits and meetings in the Gulf and Egypt reinforce the excitement, hopes, concerns and some cynicism engendered by President … Continued

Teaching Our Children the Value of Others

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

A Mock Letter To My Students About Gaza

The following is a mock reply to my 11th-grade students who, after being forced by their Global Studies teacher to … Continued

Gender and Sex Scandals

I follow politics quite religiously. Despite this, reports that New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s having paid thousands of dollars for … Continued

America’s Sex Obsession

I believe the United States has double standards as far as sex is concerned. So much about the United States … Continued

An Islamic Defense for Rushdie

The recent decision of the British government to confer knighthood on Salman Rushdie, the controversial writer of the book “Satanic … Continued


Books on Islam, recommended by “On Faith” panelist John L. Esposito, professor of religion, international affairs and Islamic studies at … Continued

Double Standards, Misinformation, and Vitriol

The American media is falling down on the job when it comes to reporting on Muslim communities both here in … Continued

Catholics More Likely to Face Ethnic Bias Than Religious Discrimination

Catholics often complain that Catholicism is one of the few “fair game” religions. In an era of PC caution, it’s … Continued