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The shared roots of Hanukkah and Christmas

WASHINGTON — Growing up in the only Jewish family in my New Jersey neighborhood, I always felt left out at … Continued

A Holocaust film that must be seen

Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to … Continued

An appeal to see Romney’s softer side

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks the floor during the final day of the Republican … Continued

Why the world needs faith

There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it. The past … Continued

America should be ready to partner in Middle East

Charles Dharapak AP President Barack Obama delivers a policy address on events in the Middle East at the State Department … Continued

American exceptionalism: useless, potentially dangerous

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Zaytuna College: a sign of hope for Islam

By Shazia Kamal Los Angeles, California – The Arabic word for olive is zaytun. Qur’anic and Biblical scriptures have deemed … Continued

Answering ‘Will Muslims impose Shariah?’

One of the frequent battle cries raised by those who warn that Muslims want to overwhelm the West is that … Continued

Center an attempt to prevent the next 9/11

A mosque near ground zero? The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque … Continued

Changing how Muslims see America

By Amar C. Bakshijournalist Last week, the Pew Research Center released its annual survey of global public opinion, including a … Continued

Gaza, Israel, and a new way forward

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

Sufism as Youth Culture in Morocco

By Mokhtar GhambouProfessor, Yale University Morocco owes its image of a modern Muslim nation to Sufism, a spiritual and tolerant … Continued

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream in India

This year is the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to India, which he described as one … Continued

Al-Qaeda’s Ignorant Assault on Obama

Last week, the Deputy Leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, launched a verbal assault on President-elect Barack Obama. However disgusting, the … Continued

The Race for Pastor-in-Chief

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Democratic National Convention to share my concerns about the misuse of … Continued

Measuring Happiness in Bhutan

Out of the small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan came a concept that has enthralled the international development community: Gross National … Continued

Murder on the Subcontinent

The heinous and high-profile assassination of Benazir Bhutto has overshadowed an equally dangerous cocktail of murder and election, religious identity … Continued

Teach About Religion Through Shared Values

We require American students to know algebra to graduate from high school. We require them to understand our political system … Continued