Negative Stereotypes

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Lego says its Jabba the Hutt set isn’t anti-Muslim

Lego is defending its “Star Wars”-based Jabba the Hutt toy set after a Turkish cultural group said it promulgates negative … Continued

Interfaith(less) dialogue

There are two types of people who sometimes object to participating in interfaith ceremonies: religious and irreligious. First the religious. … Continued

Time to ditch ‘evangelicals’?

At age 16 I fell in love with the “evangelical” brand of Christianity. It has been, ever since, a passionate … Continued

Nontheists respond to Hurricane Sandy

BLOOMBERG Debris covers the front steps of a home destroyed during Hurricane Sandy in Union Beach, N.J., on, Nov. 3, … Continued

Ain’t no mountain high enough

On Sunday morning our gospel choir sang an extraordinary song by Kurt Carr called “For Every Mountain.” When I watched … Continued

How one organization is transforming Pakistani madrasas

STR AFP/GETTY IMAGES In this file photograph taken on September 26, 2008, fighters with Afghanistan’s Taliban militia stand on a … Continued

Atheist group’s frivolous lawsuit aims to bar ‘cross’ from 9/11 museum

CHIP EAST REUTERS The World Trade Center Cross, made of intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of buildings destroyed … 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

The notorious Pastor Terry Jones

So Pastor Terry Jones has decided not to do it. Unless, of course, he does it after all. The burning … Continued

The ‘problem’ of proselytism

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Obama Reversing Christian Right’s Damage to Islam

Much has been written about Muslim responses to Obama’s Cairo speech and how it has resonated across the Muslim world. … 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

Interfaith Work Fit for a Queen

I first met Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan three years ago at the Clinton Global Initiative, where we served … Continued

Jewish Identity Is What Each Jew Makes Of It

Actually, we don’t know “what Jewish Identity has meant in the past”–especially in the United States. The controversy over the … Continued

Electing a President, Not “Holy Man of the Year”

The very nature of the On Faith question about this forum goes to the heart of my concerns about the … Continued

Ignorance of the Faith, Tolerance for the Faithful

Ignorance about faiths other than Christianity runs deep in America. In fact, in my experience most people are ignorant about … Continued