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Afghanistan's Anti-Woman Law
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Last month Afghanistan's Parliament passed a new law that severely restricts the rights of women. Last month Afghanistan's Parliament passed a new law that severely rest ...

Women and Islam
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

(Name withheld by request) Regarding Eboo Patel’s “Three Myths about Islam” (February 2009): I have to take issue with his simplistic atte ...

Impeach the Pope?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

So there was a fascinating <a href="http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2009/03/impeach_the_pope.html" target="_blank">editorial</a> in <em>The Washingt ...

Waltz with Bashir: Drawing a Massacre from Memory
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://waltzwithbashir.com"></a>Each time I write about the Middle East, I feel compelled to repeat three concepts.</p> Each ti ...

Radical Possibility
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger American Muslim Eboo Patel founded the Interfaith Youth Core to give al Qaeda a run for its money. At stake? The soul of ...

Three Myths about Islam
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel MYTH #1: Muslims cannot be good Americans because they are required to be loyal to some abstract Muslim flag or creed somewhere ...

Balancing Tradition and Pluralism
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Daisy Khan An interview with Muslim leader Daisy Khan. Daisy Khan spent 25 years as an interior architect fo ...

The New Face of Islam
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The answer to fundamentalist religion is prophetic religion. Here’s a principle: Religious extremis ...

Look Who's Praying at the Inauguration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop.</p> <p>The first female president of the Disciples of Christ.</p> The first openly gay Episcopal bishop. The first fem ...

Selective Memory in the Gaza Conflict
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

A well-repeated Arab saying dealing with conflicts states: <em>al bad'azlam</em>, "the initiator [of a conflict] is the wrong one." So if you are trying to figure out who is wrong in ...

One Hundred Eyes for One Eye
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

One hundred tons of bombs are Israel's way of saying to the captive citizens of Gaza, Merry Christmas, Happy Eid (feast), and Happy New Year. One hundred tons of bombs are Is ...

New Rules for Middle East Engagement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I spent much of the weekend communicating with Muslim and Jewish leaders on the recent crisis in Gaza. I spent much of the weekend communicating with Muslim and Jewish leaders on ...

Jews, Muslims Need a New Playbook in Responding to the Gaza Conflict
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The <a href="http://www.cair.com/">Council of Islamic Relations </a>calls the Israeli attack on Gaza a "disproportionate and counterproductive ... The ...

India's Challenge after Mumbai 26/11: Don't Repeat America's Mistakes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

After the Mumbai terrorist attacks, India must not commit the same mistakes as the United States in its war on terror. After the Mumbai terrorist attacks, India must not commit th ...

Ethnic Cleansing in Orissa: India's Persecuted Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In India, the world's largest democracy, <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Sunday_Specials/The_Audacity_of_Hope/articleshow/3690305.cms">millions applauded the recent U.S. ...

Obama's Victory and Middle East Democracy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

A curious thing has happened as Americans were choosing their first black president. Democracy suddenly ceased to be a bad word for many genuine democrats in the Middle East.</p> ...

Tutu on the Election's Dangerous Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>A few hours before the bodies of Jennifer Hudson's murdered mother and brother were discovered on Chicago's South Side last Friday, across town one of the world's greatest peacemakers b ...

Common Ground With the Muslim World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

What do Madeleine Albright, Richard Armitage, Ingrid Mattson of the Islamic Society of North America, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, a Muslim imam, a Catholic bishop, a retired Li ...

U.S. Foreign Policy Versus the Great Commission
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left">Samuel Huntington, the Harvard political scientist and the author of <em>The Clash of Civilizations</em>, contends that unless things change, we are facing an era ma ...

Diplomacy = Hitler Appeaser?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

President Bush's remarks, made last week in Israel, suggesting that anyone who wishes to talk with a violent enemy is the contemporary equivalent of a Hitler appeaser, are so wide of the mark, patr ...

A Dose of Sanity in Archbishop Willams' Sharia Controversy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>As reported by the <A href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7233335.stm">BBC</A>, the Archbishop of Canterbury has attracted widespread criticism after appea ...

Does Humility Risk More Than Arrogance? (A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family - Part 3, by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>[Continued from parts one and two. <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/a-dialogue-too-friendly-for-fo.html">Click here to read the full response as one post.</A& ...

Arab Christians Worship Allah Too (A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family - Part Two, by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>[Continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/a-dialogue-too-friendly-for-fo.html">yesterday's part one</a>] On January 3, 2008, <A href="h ...

A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On January 3, Focus on the Family's CitizenLink sent an email by associate editor Stephen Adams called, <A href="http://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000006202.cfm">"Evan ...

My Response to a Muslim Call for Common Ground
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Christianity and Islam comprise the world's largest communities of faith - 2.1 billion Christians and 1.5 billion Muslims. Christianity and Islam comprise the wo ...

Women's Work
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Rae Mathewson The better half of peacemaking. The Darfur Peace Agreement, signed in May 2006, seemed pr ...

An Inclusive Islam
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joe Roos Thank you for the article by Asra Q. Nomani titled "A Faith of Their Own" (March 2007). Thank ...

A Faith of Their Own
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Asra Q. Nomani Muslim women seek the renewal of Islam. On straw mats in a two-room building in the bustling c ...

Christians and Muslims Fight AIDS
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Three hundred Christian and Muslim religious leaders ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger • Olive Branch. In April, 120 former Israel Defense Force soldiers and Palestinian militants publicly launched “Combatan ...

The Faces Of Islam
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Laurna Strikwerda What does it mean to be female, Muslim, and American? “It’s hard for most people to underst ...

Double Standard?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson In February a New York court found Iraqi-American Rafil Dhafir, 57, guilty of violating U.S. sanctions against Iraq and of ...

The Islamic Reformation Has Begun
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Asra Q. Nomani Reza Aslan, a Tehran-born Muslim, joined his high school's Young Life group to become a Christian, then got kicked out ...

Beyond Made-for-TV Aid
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler Dim visions of a redeemed military It only took a few days of international critic ...

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Josh Andersen Is the advance of God's kingdom through missions being confused with the advance of American hegemony through the milit ...

Struggle for the Soul of Islam
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Asra Q. Nomani A historic reform movement is taking shape in the Muslim world. My father helped build a new m ...

Mullahs, Nukes and the People
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jack Duvall and Peter Ackerman Which way forward in Iran? During the last few months, ...

Nonviolence in Najaf?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Will we recognize an Islamic peace movement when we see it? The BBC headline ...

Muslim Women on Islamic Reform
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Charles Strohmer Since 9-11 the capacity of Islam for renewal and change has become a central i ...

Fighting a Cultural Battle
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 2:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum As this is written, rescue workers are still separating the bodies from the bamboo after the terrorist bombing of a n ...

Good Neighbors
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Southe ...

United We Stand
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Responding with kindness and solidarity. Balbir Singh Sodhi was murdered Sept. 15 in Mesa, ...

Readings on Islam
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 9:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Tepfer Understanding Islam, by Thomas W. Lippman, is a thorough history of Islam and its adherents from a geopolitical perspective ...

Who Is That Veiled Woman?
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pat McDonnell Twair There are now more Muslims in the United States then Presbyterians—and (surprise!) half of them are women. ...

To Cover or Not to Cover
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Pat McDonnell Twair The hijab head covering is often the first thing that sets a Muslim woman apart. The hi ...

The Quran and Gender Equality
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pat McDonnell Twair American Palestinian physician Laila al-Marayati believes that the Quran speaks to women and men in a manner that eli ...

Is Islam the Enemy?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Charles A. Kimball How Christians and Muslims navigate the road ahead will have profound consequences for both communities--and for the wo ...

The Other Anti-Semitism
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

James J. Zogby The image of Islam in American pop culture. Historically, the animus of anti-Semitism directed ...

A Moral Mission
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Karim Douglas Crow Muslims and the way of peace. When tragically violent events occur affecting Muslims, the w ...