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Shinto and the Life of a Dog Man

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All Religions Not Created Equal

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Peace from Boston to Egypt

Interfaith in an interconnected age

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The Problem Is Not Faith, but Faithful

I have often said the problem is never the faith – it is the faithful, and how they behave towards each other.