Religious Obligation

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The Bar Mitzvah, re-examined

Last week on this site I penned an column about a Bar Mitzvah party video that had been circulating on … Continued

Survey: UK Muslims give more to charity than Jews, Christians

CANTERBURY, England — When it comes to donating to charity, Britain’s small but fast-growing Muslim community comes out ahead of … Continued

Lacking recognition, Italy’s Muslims face an uncertain future

ROME — Steps from the immense colonnade of St. Peter’s Square, Sarwar Jahan stood next to his souvenir stand. A … Continued

How Muslims can stop the next terror attack

A mourner reacts during a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of Monday’s (Matt Rourke/AP ) A cacophony of pain and … Continued

Tax or fee? Pastors push back against city’s ‘annual registration fee’

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — After the city’s director of emergency services delivered an opening prayer, the City Council took … Continued

A Conservative rabbi’s case for marriage equality

I’m a rabbi, so I support marriage equality. My support of marriage equality is an expression of my faith. It … Continued

Hungry Jews in America? Kosher food pantries report growing need

As the director of a kosher food pantry outside Detroit, Lea Luger knows that some people have a hard time … Continued

Catholics don’t want to be told how to vote

By Frances Kissling Seems like everyone is urging me to vote. I get a dozen or so messages each day … Continued

Exposing the infrastructure of anti-Muslim hate

By Frankie Martin The dismissal of Juan Williams’ from NPR once again exposes the difficulty America is having discussing Islam … Continued

What not to wear: outlawing the face veil

By Zehra Rizavi, contributor to Altmuslimah.com Editor’s note: A French constitutional court Thursday determined that the measure banning the Islamic … Continued

Answering ‘Will Muslims impose Shariah?’

One of the frequent battle cries raised by those who warn that Muslims want to overwhelm the West is that … Continued

Islamic terror is real, as is Jewish and Christian terror

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … 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

Immigration: Am I my brother’s keeper?

Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral or … Continued

Illegal acts, not people

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

A culture of illegality taints all immigrants

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Reform for God, not for Country

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Loving our neighbors

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Allowing illegal immigration is not compassion

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Immigration issue uncovers new biblical literalists

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued