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Reading the Bhagavad Gita today

The Bhagavad Gita begins at a moment of extreme crisis. At the outset of this poetic dialogue of 700 numbered … Continued

Hollow words: why Romney’s non-denial denials matter so much

NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES Mitt Romney’s campaign sought July 15, 2012 to neutralize attacks on his business career by framing … Continued

Mormons and the practice of tithing

In May of 1899, a frail, kindly looking 85-year-old gentleman with white hair and a long beard stepped slowly to … Continued

At Sukkot, internalizing God

The holiday time is a process and experience of internalization of God as the core and goal of our lives, … Continued

Freedom is a God-given legacy

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

The Quran burning: sign of things to come?

“Where books are burned in the end people will burn.” – Heinrich Heine On May 10th, 1933 the Nazis burned … Continued

Statement of Muslim American imams & community leaders on Holocaust denial

On August 7 – 11, eight of the most influential Imams and Muslim leaders in the U.S. made an historic … Continued

Muslim leaders telling truths at Auschwitz

By Rabbi Jack Bemporad and Professor Marshall Breger During a time of raw hostility in the Middle East and heated … Continued

Mourning Michael Jackson

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach This Friday marks one year since the passing of Michael Jackson. His legacy remains highly controversial. … Continued

The Lord God made us all

Q: Expensive and time-consuming efforts are being made to rescue and rehabilitate animals threatened by the Gulf oil spill. Do … Continued

A Volcanic Eruption of Biblical Proportions

What a volcano in Iceland teaches us about heaven.

And the Oscar for Best Image of God in a motion picture goes to . . .

By S. Brent Plateprofessor of religious studies, Hamilton College A long time ago, in a desert far, far away, Moses … Continued

Haiti and how we respond to suffering

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

A tree sings in Maryland

By Hamil R. Harris People expect angels, shepherds and actors playing Mary and Joseph during the annual church play about … Continued

Earth’s salvation

Q: What you say about the protecting the environment would seem so obvious and yet you have run into opposition. … Continued

The murderer at Fort Hood

I’m writing from Toronto, where last night I gave a plenary address on Muslim-Jewish cooperation to the Biennial conference of … Continued

Is there good without God?

Q: Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral and ethical sense, without being … Continued

Be good if you feel like it?

Q: Is there good without God? Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral … Continued

Abortion and Slavery

Pro-life advocates often compare their cause to the 19th century anti-slavery movement. Just as heroic leaders mobilized the public to … Continued

Torturing the Image of God

The UN Convention Against Torture states that torture should be abolished because it violates “human dignity.” From your perspective, what … Continued