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The Religions that Survived 14 Centuries of Islamic Rule

When Islam was at its strongest, it was also at its most open-minded.

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Want to Argue About Islamic Violence? Know These 5 Facts First

Some facts on the ground of our national debate about Islam and violence.

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Did Islamic Beliefs Provoke Alton Nolen to Murder?

Politicians crying “Sharia!” are not going to help us understand the difference between terrorism and murder.

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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Islam

If we’re willing to accept diversity within Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism, we need to do the same for Islam.

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Takfirism: The Key to Understanding ISIL

How the Islamic State used a centuries-old practice to justify ideological cleansing and violent extremism.

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10 Things Every College Student Needs to Know About Religion

I love teaching students about religion. But we’d go deeper and further every semester if everyone understood these 10 basic ideas.

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Why the Loss of Christians Is So Tragic for Iraq

The Christians who are being driven out of Iraq are taking with them a unique theological concept that could help heal the suffering country.

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A Somber Eid in West Bank

Usually a time of joy, the first day of Eid al-Fitr has been marked by mourning for the lost lives in Gaza.

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Breaking the Ramadan Fast in the Company of Jews

Despite continuing violence in Israel and Gaza, Muslims and Jews are coming together this Ramadan to promote interfaith community.

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One of America’s Best Kept Religious Secrets

Could the growing Bahá’í religion revolutionize our political sphere?