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What’s at stake in Syria response? Human life and America’s credibility.

Free Syrian Army fighters taking cover as they prepare to join an attack on a Syrian Army base in Damascus … Continued

Carey: ‘Search For Common Ground is a light in a dark world but the light it gives is hope’

I first came into contact with John and Susan Collin Marks, the visionary leadership of Search for Common Ground some … Continued

Peter King’s Muslim hearings: extremism and fear are our common enemies

Representative Peter King’s (R-N.Y.) congressional hearings on the extent of radicalization in the American Muslim community are not designed to … Continued

The God Vote: Imam Feisal Rauf

By Sam Dinger WATCH: “The core principles of Sharia are analogous to the core principles of the Constitution,” says the … Continued

Fair and equal treatment for Islam

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

Imam Rauf can learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

All traditions teach against violence

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

The Park 51 Islamic Cultural Center and American values

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Mosques in America: Rabbi Hillel, George Washington, & my grandma

When I look for teachings to guide Jewish thought and action toward the plans for a cultural center in Lower … Continued

Who wins when the U.S. restricts religious freedom?

Today’s guest blogger is Jim Wallis, the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street — … Continued

America already is an Islamic society

By John Kiser Yes, we need the Cordoba House complex to set an example for the rest of America and … 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

Land of the free, home of the mosque near Ground Zero

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

Religion was defamed at Ground Zero

The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground … Continued

Mosque at Ground Zero: the tragedy of blanket accusations

The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground … Continued

A symbol of progress in Lower Manhattan

By Joshua M. Z. Stanton and Zeeshan Suhail Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue Muslim Consultative Network In the rabbinic tradition, it … Continued

Conflicting cultural norms require respect, restraint

Q: What is the obligation of a Western, democratic government to protect individual freedoms in light of a realistic terrorist … Continued

Religious communities must be engaged in foreign policy

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Need for a Muslim-Jewish alliance

Today’s guest blogger is Joshua M.Z. Stanton, co-editor of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue™ and a rabbinical student at Hebrew … Continued

Religion Must Be Part of Afghan Solution

Q: Eight years after the U.S. attacked Afghanistan, fighting continues. Religious extremists in the Taliban and al-Qaeda retain significant power … Continued