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Accommodate All Faiths, Or None

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

Are Christian Holidays Observed?

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

Not All Holidays Created Equal

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

Public Schools Are For Education, Period

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

Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Mayor Bloomberg fights against the observance of religious holidays in public schools

Responsible Gun and Bell Ownership

By David Waters An Assembly of God pastor in Kentucky is encouraging his flock to bring their guns to church … Continued

My Russian Orthodox Easter Confusion

By Elina SarkisovaProgram officer, U.S. State Department Saturday night, April 18, will look like any other Saturday night in my … Continued

On Christmas, Hanukkah and Allah

Every other year I fly to Oklahoma to spend Christmas with my in-laws. In their small rural town, where churches … Continued

The Case for Moving Christmas

Every year more merchants change their “Merry Christmas” signs to “Happy Holidays,” more office Christmas parties become “Seasonal Holiday Parties,” … Continued

Not Occasions for Government to Push Piety

With several notable exceptions, presidents going back to George Washington have issued proclamations encouraging prayers of thanksgiving. In 1952, Congress … Continued

Too Scary for Halloween

There’s no fun in pretending to be scared this Halloween. There are apparently real witches in Wasilla, Alaska that need … Continued

Happy Eid, America

An Open Letter to All Americans: Last week, I received a call from Empire State Building officials. They wanted to … Continued

Ramadan and Fasting in a Parallel Universe

Today’s guest blogger is Usra Ghazi, an American Muslim living and working in Amman, Jordan. Usra is a graduate of … Continued

Making Room for New Neighbors

For people in the U.S., the Archbishop’s recent statements are easy to misunderstand. Many of us assume that England is … Continued

Religious Youth: Bridges or Bombs

America is the most religiously diverse nation in human history and the most religiously devout country in the West. This … Continued

Happy Holidays? Which One?

When I got to the cashier after standing in the line at the grocery store on Wednesday, November 21, the … Continued

Put “Christ” Back in Christmas

As a devout Muslim, I completely concur with the statements of Britain’s equality chief to put “Christ” back into Christmas. … Continued

Who Needs Government Observances?

It’s ironic that the season during which many celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace often comes with a … Continued

‘Daft’ Is the Right Word

The British have a wonderful way with words. The issue is more than political correctness. We are being “daft” by … Continued