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How the Prophet Muhammad Dealt with Insults

Muslims who respond to the likes of “Charlie Hebdo” with violence need to consult the Qu’ran.

5 Better Ways to Respond to the Charlie Hebdo Atrocity

Let’s check our reflexes and respond to this tragedy in ways that promote healing and truth.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Find something for your pastor, your Jewish brother-in-law, your Muslim child and your secularist sister.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Sikhism

Despite being the fifth largest world religion, Sikhism is one of the least understood traditions.

The Religions that Survived 14 Centuries of Islamic Rule

When Islam was at its strongest, it was also at its most open-minded.

Want to Argue About Islamic Violence? Know These 5 Facts First

Some facts on the ground of our national debate about Islam and violence.

Did Islamic Beliefs Provoke Alton Nolen to Murder?

Politicians crying “Sharia!” are not going to help us understand the difference between terrorism and murder.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Islam

If we’re willing to accept diversity within Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism, we need to do the same for Islam.

Takfirism: The Key to Understanding ISIL

How the Islamic State used a centuries-old practice to justify ideological cleansing and violent extremism.

10 Things Every College Student Needs to Know About Religion

I love teaching students about religion. But we’d go deeper and further every semester if everyone understood these 10 basic ideas.

Why the Loss of Christians Is So Tragic for Iraq

The Christians who are being driven out of Iraq are taking with them a unique theological concept that could help heal the suffering country.

A Somber Eid in West Bank

Usually a time of joy, the first day of Eid al-Fitr has been marked by mourning for the lost lives in Gaza.

Breaking the Ramadan Fast in the Company of Jews

Despite continuing violence in Israel and Gaza, Muslims and Jews are coming together this Ramadan to promote interfaith community.

One of America’s Best Kept Religious Secrets

Could the growing Bahá’í religion revolutionize our political sphere?

What Does it Mean to Be a Muslim at Yale University?

What happens when a Yale student spends a month with the Muslims in her midst.

Blasphemy and Apostasy Laws: Islam or Hislam?

How anti-Qur’anic rulings lead to negative misconceptions about Islam.

Understanding Peaceful Islam: A Muslim Response to Herb Silverman

It’s a mistake to impugn Islam based on moral or intellectual failings of intolerant and dangerous Muslims.

Six Scenes of My Interactions with Muslims: The Good, the (Mostly) Bad, and the Ugly

I’m an equal opportunity critic of religions. But when it comes to human rights, I’m far more concerned about Islam.

Baptist Seminary Admits Its First Muslim Student

Seminary president says the chance to admit a Muslim “provided a chance for us to have an influence on his life.”

Sudan Government Tells Young Christian Woman to Recant or Die

A Christian Sudanese woman faces the death sentence on charges of apostasy — with no legal or religious justification.