Religious Duty

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Millions travel the world, seeking the sacred

Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. The … Continued

Bus ads aim to reclaim the meaning of’jihad’

An ad campaign on San Francisco buses is aimed at trying to change public perception of the word “jihad,” which … Continued

Never forgot: Lessons from Judaism on how to cope with Alzheimers

Courtesy Trish and George Vradenburg Trish and George Vradenburg at the National Alzheimer’s Gala. Twenty years ago, we lost Trish’s … Continued

A tax day Bible lesson

Daniel Acker Bloomberg Is paying your taxes a religious duty? Jesus’ famous line on paying taxes is “Render to Caesar … Continued

Religious agencies and birth control

The Obama administration is about to draw a bright red line challenging Catholicism over what constitutes “religious activity.” Normally this … Continued

‘Muslims for Life’

On September 1, 2011, I launched the “Muslims for Life” campaign at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. I … Continued

Stay at home daughters: new age feminists or intellectually lazy?

By: Nadia S. Mohammad and Anisah Hashmi, contributors to “Stay At Home Daughters” sounds like a slogan for Wahhabi … Continued

Faithfully rich

By David Waters The founders of Facebook are joining 55 other billionaires who have pledged to give most of their … Continued

Young Christians move away from partisan politics

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Exposing the infrastructure of anti-Muslim hate

By Frankie Martin The dismissal of Juan Williams’ from NPR once again exposes the difficulty America is having discussing Islam … Continued

What not to wear: outlawing the face veil

By Zehra Rizavi, contributor to Editor’s note: A French constitutional court Thursday determined that the measure banning the Islamic … Continued

Gaza: the will to live injustice

In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to address … Continued

Keeping the eco-faith

By James CatfordChief Executive of the Bible Society Copenhagen, just over one month ago, was a success – both for … Continued

Can Zoroastrians save their faith?

By Deena Guzder Many of us recently finished celebrating Christmas, Eid, and Hanukkah; however, few of us have heard of … Continued

United Iranians on the Brink

This blog was written by Eboo Patel and Samantha Kirby. This afternoon, like every Friday, members of Muslim communities join … Continued

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Political, not Religious

The premise of this week’s On Faith question represents one of the most common misnomers about Muslims — that everything … Continued

The Struggles of a Minister of Death

I had breakfast a few weeks ago with acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve James whose work includes “Hoop Dreams” and one … Continued

Islam Needs an Age of Reason

By Irshad Manji Love and religion do not always mix. No wonder the most common question sent to my website … Continued