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‘Can I still drive over there?’

EPA Noam Hachmon, 9, sits in her sister’s room in their house in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel on … Continued

Romney, Obama and the elephants in the room

A previous version of the blog entry misspelled author Vishal Mangalwadi’s and Rabbi Daniel Sperber’s name. I could see Anwar … Continued

Syrian Christians live in uneasy alliance with Bashar Assad

DAMASCUS, Syria — Hani Sarhan is a Christian who says none of his relatives works with Bashar Assad’s regime or … Continued

The view of the UN from Israel

Last week, on business in New York, I phoned home to learn that Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES Prime Minister of … Continued

Fear of Islam violates our traditions

By: Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Center for Interreligious Understanding Professor Marshall Breger, Catholic University of America Suhail A. Khan, Institute for … Continued

Converting to Islam today

By Alison Lake This essay is the second in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first … Continued

Why — and How — We Need to Talk About Islam and Terrorism Together

The only way to defeat terrorists is to promote a faith that is not threatened by other beliefs.

Appeal to Presbyterians on Israel: “First, Do No Harm”

By David J. MichaelsDirector, United Nations and Intercommunal Affairs B’nai B’rith International On July 3, the biannual General Assembly of … Continued

The new wannabee jihadis

By Eboo Patel and Samantha Kirby Ten years ago in South Africa, the biggest, baddest gangs in Cape Town were … Continued

Suicide bombings: Crimes against humanity

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center As Jews the world over prepare for the our Passover Seder and Christian … Continued

The day two rabbis asked Sheikh Tantawi for a fatwa

By Abraham CooperSimon Wiesenthal Center I just learned that Sheikh Mohamed Sayyed Tantawi, Egypt’s leading religious authority, died today while … Continued

An anti-Qaeda fatwa

By Shahid Mursaleen and Zahid IqbalMinhaj-ul-Quran UK The new fatwa from the renowned authority of Islamic world, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad … Continued

Influential Pakistani cleric issues fatwa against terrorism

An influential Pakistani cleric issued a 600-page fatwa on March 2, described as an “absolute” condemnation of terrorism without “any … Continued

Missionaries: the good, the bad, and the ugly

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

Lessons from India’s 9/11

By Abraham Cooperassociate dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center A few years ago, I stood beside His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, … Continued

Jewish and Muslim profiles in courage

By Menachem Z. Rosensaftprofessor, Cornell Law School At a time when Judaeophobia – a more accurate term than anti-Semitism in … Continued

On being a patriotic and faithful Muslim American

Q: The Fort Hood shootings have raised questions again about how the military should handle the personal religious beliefs of … Continued

Obama’s Challenge to the Muslim World

The historic significance of President Obama’s speech to the Muslim world in Cairo cannot be overstated. Never before has an … Continued

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Political, not Religious

The premise of this week’s On Faith question represents one of the most common misnomers about Muslims — that everything … Continued

A Different Kind of Conversation About the Middle East

“Step One is recognizing that this is a difficult dialogue … That’s crucially important… [And] when you realize that it’s … Continued