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The Dalai Lama’s compassion disconnect

The Dalai Lama was in the area this week to give the Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace at the University … Continued

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to take divestment vote at General Assembly‎

BAZ RATNER REUTERS A young Jewish settler rides a bicycle in front of the West Bank settlement of Susiya June … Continued

Presbyterians to tackle gay marriage, divestment

The Presbyterian Church (USA) will return to two issues that have dominated church life for the past decade, with debates … Continued

Rep. King using Nixon’s playbook: create the enemies you need

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Rethink, not reload

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

All America is hallowed ground for freedom

By Bridget Kustin Last week, I returned to Baltimore after spending a summer researching Islam, finance, and politics in Bangladesh. … Continued

American religious freedom real and enviable

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

What would George Washington say about Islam in USA?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION MICHAEL KESSLER With all the loud clamoring about the proposed Islamic Center to be built near … Continued

Rhetorical games and ideologically-driven terrorists

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Von Brunn’s Virtual Neighborhood

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center We will never really know whether James Von Brunn would have become a … Continued

Domestic Terrorists Among Us

By Janet Langhart Cohenjournalist, playwright According to many surveys, America is one of the most religious nations in the world. … Continued

Synagogues and Bridges in the Bronx

Today’s blog is by Eboo Patel and Samantha Kirby. Wednesday night in New York, four Muslim men were arrested for … Continued

Hate Crimes and Scare Tactics

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The rhetoric is hot and heavy around the federal “hate crimes” bill, expected to be re-introduced … Continued

Remember War

No matter where you stand on this current war in Iraq or the one in Afghanistan, every American owes it … Continued

King: A Man Between Two Eras

Everybody who was anybody in Chicago journalism had gathered in the top restaurant in the Prudential Building, then Chicagoans’ highest … Continued

China Needs the Dalai Lama

We are at a moment of great significance for humanity, at the beginning of this new century, which could be … Continued

Love and Hate; Compassion and Cruelty; Forgiveness and Condemnation

The Dalai Lama is right. All religious traditions do have messages of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Unfortunately, all religions also … Continued

Extreme in Love, Not Violence

To the religious extremists, some of whom brought us 9/11, I would say, if you believe there is anything in … Continued

In Cathedral or Laboratory, It’s the Same God, National Prayer Breakfast Told

President Bush, First Lady, heads of state, Members of Congress, distinguished guests… I am deeply honored to be speaking with … Continued