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Reconciling the Faiths: An Interview with Fr. Nabil Haddad
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

“Do not make the religion of Islam the problem,” he said. “Instead use our vibrant witness – that is what is lacking in other societies.” Fr. Nabil Haddad is a passionate and ener ...

Post-Boston Bombings, Female Converts to Islam Face Growing Scrutiny
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Converts to Islam are as diverse as the rest of America, racially and ethnically, as well as in their interpretations of the faith. Some female converts wear a headscarf; some don’t. What they share is the per ...

Muslim Leaders: We Stand Against Terrorism
Originally Posted: 04/19/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

As the manhunt intensified in and around Boston, Muslim leaders convened a press conference Friday to denounce the attacks and to urge the media not to link their faith with violent extremism. ...

Shariah or Not, Muslim Divorces Can Get Tricky
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

What if American judges were prohibited from considering Shariah and other foreign laws, as many state and national politicians want to see happen? New Jersey lawyer Abed Awad has ...

U.S. Muslims Worry About Fall-Out from Libya Attacks
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 7:56am | Type: Blog

Muslim Americans condemned violence in Egypt and Libya that left four Americans dead, but remain concerned that the deaths could rekindle anti-Muslim sentiment just as post-9/11 resentment was starting to ebb. ...

Q&A with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 6:54am | Type: Blog

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has spent most of his adult life trying to build interfaith and international bridges. But to many Americans, he is the public face of the so-called "Ground Zero mosque," one o ...

What Catholics Can Learn From the Quran
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

After reading the Quran during Ramadan, I am again convinced that there are more commonalities between and among religions than there are differences that isolate and divide. This ...

Ramadan Karim: Revelation
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

Ramadan is a time of revelation. This is what it revealed in me: I miss the devotion of my youth. It was the summer of 1994 and about 10 friends and I sat huddled around Bibles in ...

An Open Letter to the People of Joplin
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 8:42am | Type: Blog

Continue to share with one another the pain and sorrow, the joys and triumphs that bind us together in a common humanity. The first violence happened on May 22, 2011 when a torna ...

Ramadan Karim: Living Like Angels
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 8:12am | Type: Blog

Ramadan has stripped me bare, so that when my inner ego would usually rise up and demand recognition —something else is beginning to happen. Ramadan is no joke.  I do a 30-day ...

Loving our Muslim Neighbors
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

More than 5,500 of you signed a petition asking the DOJ to investigate hate crimes against a Joplin, Mo., mosque. But we don’t have to stop there. A few weeks ago, we asked you to ...

Ramadan Karim: The Poor Will Be Fed
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

In the same way that I waited eagerly for the breaking of the Ramadan fast each night — counting it as something to celebrate — on the day Jesus comes again, we will celebrate. Th ...

Filmmaker Switches Sides, Now Opposes Mosque
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 8:25am | Type: Blog

An outspoken supporter of a planned mosque that has sparked opposition in Murfreesboro, Tenn., has switched sides and joined the anti-Islam movement. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An outspo ...

‘Radicalization’ Hearings on American Muslims Return to Capitol
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

House lawmakers split along party lines at a hearing on June 20 meant to gauge Muslim responses to earlier hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims. WASHINGTON — Hous ...

What Muslims Have Taught Me
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

I have been discovering more each day how much I love Muslim people. They are beautiful, warm people, yet we are afraid of them because of misconceptions based on our stereotypes of their race. ...

Report from the Global Christian Forum in Indonesia: Day Two
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a week-long series of reports from the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia filed by Wes Granberg-Michaelson, the former General Secretary of the Reformed Chur ...

Report from the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia.
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a week-long series of reports from the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia filed by Wes Granberg-Michaelson, the former General Secretary of the Reformed Churc ...