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American Tolerance vs. Sept. 11 terrorism — a victory of pluralism over prejudice

GETTY IMAGES Germano Riviera walks with the “Flag of Honor,” which displays the names of all of the victims of … Continued

Sept. 11, 2001: Eleven years later, American Muslims are victims

AP Flags set on display by students at Norwich University in Northfield Vt. are seen on the upper parade ground … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

Kiss More Chicks: Gay rights activists protest Chick-fil-A with ‘kiss in’

AP Jim Fortier, left, and Mark Toomajian, kiss as they join about two dozen members of gay rights groups and … Continued

Becoming all-American Muslims

It took Muslims a full three months to figure out a strategy to counter the campaign against Cordoba House, otherwise … 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

Why evangelicals should reach out to Muslims (and Hindus, Buddhists and others)

Today’s guest blogger is Skye Jethani, an ordained pastor, author, and speaker. He serves as senior editor for Leadership Journal, … Continued

Predictions for Catholic America in 2011

Last year I was 10 for 15, not bad as a winning percentage, but only if you count the “won’t … Continued

“Dog bites man” stories selected as top religious news of the year

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

After a summer of intolerance, LA leads the way

I used to get invited to speak with powerful people all over the world – government officials in Europe, university … Continued

Tax dollars to build Park 51?

Developers of the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque“, also known as “Park 51″, are seeking federal funds designated for the redevelopment … Continued

A problem of his own making

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

A Muslim response to Juan Williams

We need to see Juan Williams’ remarks in the context of the heated political environment within which Muslims live today. … Continued

Misusing religion to bash opponents — and win votes

In recent debates between tea party endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. … Continued

Islam from news cycle to protest cyclone

By Peter Gottschalk No Qurans burned, no “Ground Zero mosque” built, so time to move on. The op-ed pieces have … Continued

Faith-based fear in debates about Islam

By Becky Garrison Close to nine years after the attacks on September 11th, a gaping hole in Lower Manhattan where … Continued

Searching for win-win, not zero sum in the Islam debate

America is in the grips of a new dialogue on tolerance and bigotry. Like Jews, Catholics and Mormons before us, … Continued

National security does not “hinge” on mosque

On September 11th, I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker for an event hosted by Unity Productions Foundation, … Continued

Intolerance and Islam since 9/11

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that time is neutral – it can be used either destructively or constructively. The … Continued

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What’s behind negative characterization of Muslims?

The false characterization of Islam as monolithic is being amplified by the increasingly common denial that Islam is a religion at all.