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Pray for peace

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after a Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of … Continued

The role of Islam and the possibility of Islam teaming up with China

REUTERS A boy attends prayers with other Muslims to celebrate Eid al-Adha at a mosque in Yumen, Gansu province on … Continued

Could 9/11 represent a ‘spiritual ground zero’ for Americans?

“Where were you on 9/11?” has become one of the defining questions for today’s generation, much like older Americans were … Continued

Egypt’s pharaohs and living Exodus

Every year at Passover, Jews recall the story of an ancient Egyptian ruler who oppressed his people and was overthrown … Continued

Exceptional in good and bad ways

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Spiritual power in war

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Shouting, “Peace! Peace!” where there is no peace

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

All religions call us to radical love

There is a unity without uniformity in religion. The diverse ways that the various traditions think about the relationship between … Continued

God is One, but humanity is not

No matter how many times you divide infinity, it remains infinite. The same is true for the infinite God. God … Continued

Religion: the smartest power of all

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

Brit Hume’s choice

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

Carter’s apology to Israel

Former President Jimmy Carter offered the following words in a letter addressed to the Jewish community: “We must recognize Israel’s … Continued

J Street and the Jewish tradition

By Bernard AvishaiHebrew University JERUSALEM — During the first night of the J Street conference, when delegates were just getting … Continued

Defend the Innocent

Some New York-area rabbis are planning to bring weapons to High Holy Day services this month to guard against terrorist … Continued

A Paradigm to Jump-Start U.S. – Muslim Relations

In what has the potential to be a transformative historical moment, President Barack Obama called for “a new beginning between … Continued

Combatant For Peace

By Valerie Elverton DixonSeminary Professor, Writer Frailty, vulnerability and powerless are facts of the human condition. We look at the … Continued

Islam Not the Enemy; God Not the Issue

Once he becomes president, Barack Obama has no choice but to confront the problem of religious extremism boiling over from … Continued

Conservative Hypocrisy

In many ways we Americans are hypocritical about our morals and values, but for obvious reasons conservatives seem more hypocritical … Continued

Godless Communism Again?

Oh no, godless communism is raising its ugly head once again. Or at least that seems to be the case … Continued

Imagining God in Color

It’s very hard not to see God in color. From childhood everyone is taught to imagine God as a person, … Continued