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Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live & Die for Bigger Things by Ken Wytsma / Girl Rising / Summoned from the Margin: Homec ...

Muslim Group, CAIR, Regains Tax-Exempt Status
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 8:42am | Type: Blog

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national Muslim civil rights group that has frequently drawn fire from conservatives, has regained its tax-exempt status. The Council ...

Love Casts Out Fear
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

Both times, I had to remind my students that sometimes churches get it wrong. All people are created in the image of God. Everyone is a child of God. God’s love brings understanding, reconciliation, and peace ...

Religious Violence In Nigeria Continues: 52 Dead In Latest Attacks
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

52 dead in Christian-Muslim fighting in Nigeria. Agence France-Presse report on the lastest incidents of Christian-Muslim fighting in Nigeria: "The streets of Ni ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

THE WASHINGTON POST: Obama Budget: National Debt Will Be $1 Trillion Higher In A Decade Than First Forecast President Obama on Monday unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan that seeks to pump billions of dollars into the economy while raising taxe ...

Court blocks Oklahoma's Islamophobia
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this week, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to halt anti-Sharia initiative from going into effect. Earlier this week, the U.S. 1 ...

Revolution 2.0: Fulfilling Egypt's Democratic Promise
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

There were no speeches, but constant chanting rose from groups throughout the Square, all with a similar message: Military rule must end. This past Friday, my wife (and fellow pea ...

O Come Ye, O Come Ye to Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

What one quickly learns when visiting Bethlehem is that the political climate today is quite similar to the one that was prevailing during the time of Jesus. “O come ye, O come ye ...

Peace Be Upon Them
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 3:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Smietana A Tennessee church welcomes its Muslim neighbors.   Rev. Steve Stone was just trying to be a ...

Across the Great Divide
Originally Posted: 09/08/2011 - 4:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron Taylor Christians and Muslims in the post-9/11 world. I can remember it like yesterday. It was three we ...

From the Editors
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 2:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Loving our neighbors is usually easier in the abstract. The members of Heartsong Church, just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, made that love very real last year in a ...

Beyond Barrier, Bubble, or Bomb
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel My friend April grew up a church girl. She attended Bible camp and Sunday school, sang Christian songs, and went on mission tri ...

Loving our Neighbors
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Christian-Muslim dialogue raises hope - and suspicion. Should Christians dialogue with Muslims? Some ...