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Does Mona Eltahawy’s approach hurt women?

Mona Eltahawy’s Foreign Policy cover story “Why Do They Hate Us” triggered an avalanche of passionate responses. But few have … Continued

The Consequences Of Shattering A Faith Glass Ceiling

The economic situation in the country is affecting us all; and those affected the most are hit hardest. “Around 14 … Continued

Deepak Chopra’s Muhammad humanizes the religion’s leader

By Dalia Mogahed It was befitting that I began reading Deepak Chopra biography of the Prophet Muhammad after dawn prayer … Continued

Muslim-American groups give Obama mixed reviews

By Michelle Boorstein President Obama thrilled Muslims around the world one year ago with a speech in Cairo in which … Continued

Obama task force: Consult religious groups more on foreign policy

By Michelle Boorstein Among the major recommendations of the task force on inter-religious cooperation is to involve religious communities more … Continued

Obama faith adviser says she was misled

By Jacqueline L. Salmon A Muslim member of President Obama’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships says she was misled … Continued

A Global Agenda for Change in Muslim-Christian Relations

The just-completed Georgetown’s Common Word conference, Oct. 7-8, occurs at a time when the need for serious engagement and cooperation … Continued

Interfaith Service, More than a Week

As you read in my last post, Tuesday night I attended President Obama’s Iftar. But that wasn’t the only noteworthy … Continued

Faith Leaders Meet at White House

By Michelle Boorstein Who knows how long it will last, but there’s a love fest underway today on Pennsylvania Avenue … Continued

Faith-Based Office Add More

By Michelle Boorstein The White House today announced ten more members of the council that will advise the president on … Continued

Geert Wilders on Capitol Hill

There is a foreign element threatening America. He believes the Qur’an promotes violence. He creates videos of Muslims committing terrorist … Continued

Obama Must Reject Bush Decisions & False Assumptions

After a whirlwind inaugural week in Washington, I went to Friday prayers in Mecca. After hearing President Obama speech on … Continued

Obama Must Transcend Israeli/Palestinian Divisions

After eight years of the Bush administration, the Arab and Muslim world and many others in the global community greeted … Continued

Start by Listening to the Real Muslim World

President Obama seems to be starting off in a good direction with regards the Muslim world. In his first week … Continued

Islam and the Nazi Analogy

A prominent Chicago CEO who heard me speak recently emailed me an article comparing ordinary Muslims today to ordinary Germans … Continued

Benedict’s Mixed Messages to Islam

Benedict XVI’s visit to the U.S. will be watched closely by people in America and across the world. Many will … Continued

Free Speech and Muslims in Europe

The film “Fitna,” released on the internet last week by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilder, is the latest attempt by a … Continued

Who Sings for Islam?

The piece I was going to write – “Who Speaks for Islam”, based on the exceptional new book by Dalia … Continued

Reclaiming the Center

The presidential campaign this year, as it did four years ago, has become too focused on the religious beliefs of … Continued