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American Muslims are here to stay, says US official
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 4:19pm | Type: Press

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Crossing the Racial Divide
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Christians and Racial Justice (PDF)
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Christians and the Global Slave Trade (PDF)
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Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Product

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Muslim Delegates at Democratic Convention Quadrupled Since 2004
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

The number of Muslim delegates attending the Democratic National Convention has quadrupled since 2004, according to a Muslim advocacy group. The number of Muslim delegates atten ...

Seventh-day Adventists Face Pressure in Allowing Women Clergy
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 6:02pm | Type: Blog

Two U.S. regional groups of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have recently approved the ordination of women pastors, moving faster than the worldwide church’s study of the issue. ...

The Presumption of Equality
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Women still are forced to operate as second-class citizens in the church. EVER SINCE THE ap ...

When All of Abraham’s Children Share a Table: A Moment I’ll Never Forget
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 6:40pm | Type: Blog

Standing between my friends — a Muslim Palestinian and Jewish Rabbi — I prayed that this meal would be a picture of reconciliation found among the children of Abraham, because as a follower of the pro-people J ...

They're Not Racist. They Just Don't Know.
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

My sons, ages 13 and 10, spend two evenings each ... sons, ages 13 and 10, spend two evenings each week on a golf course because I parent out of my own ... Racial and Social Justice, Racism, understanding, Emerging Voices) My sons, ages 13 and 10, spend ...

Q&A with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 7:54am | 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 ...

The Selling of the Sacred: Pe’ Sla, Colonialism and Christianity
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

Recently the owners of a large tract of land in South Dakota began looking to sell their property. The problem is that the land that they own is Pe’ Sla, land sacred to the Lakota Native American people. ...

Gender Equality: Why The Gospel Coalition Misses the Gospel
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Once we catch the subversive spirit of what Jesus and the rest of the New Testament is doing here, we can then see the direction that the New Testament is moving in, and recognize that this is a trajectory tha ...

What Catholics Can Learn From the Quran
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:38pm | 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 - 2:32pm | 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 ...

Report Highlights Islam’s Global Diversity
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

Beyond central pillars of the faith, Muslims worldwide vastly differ as religious convictions are shaped by cultural and social contexts, according to a new report by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Lif ...

Faith Leaders Urge Americans to Combat Attacks on Religious Minorities
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 9:06am | Type: Blog

A group of faith leaders Thursday exhorted Americans to do more than pray for better times. A group of faith leaders Thursday exhorted Americans to do more than pray for better t ...

'We Are All Oak Creek:' Prayer Vigil Near White House (Photos)
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

Four hundred people gathered across from the White House last night with a single message: “We are all Oak Creek.” Four hundred people gathered across from the White House last ...

Shooter at Sikh Temple Left Trail of Hate
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Few can know what goes through the twisted mind of a mass killer, but Wade Michael Page left behind plenty of signs that he was consumed by one thing: hate. OAK CREEK, Wis. — Few ...

Mourning With the Sikh Community
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

We mourn together across the lines that usually separate. We share one another’s grief, no matter how we define divinity. We look for ways to learn from the graciousness, courage, and equanimity of the Sikhs’ ...

Sikh Leader Responds to Wisconsin Shootings
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 8:50am | Type: Blog

Ralph Singh, director of publications and public relations for Gobind Sadan — "God's House Without Walls," a spiritual community rooted in the Sikh tradition with locations in India and the Unit ...

Joplin Mosque Destroyed in Blaze; Second Fire This Summer
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

A Joplin, Mo., mosque has again been the target of a "suspicious" fire, according to the Joplin Globe. The Islamic Society of Joplin reported on Monday the second fire this summer — this one engulfin ...

Muslim Women Olympians: 'This Is Legacy'
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 12:11am | Type: Blog

Dozens of Muslim women are competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London — several of them as the very first female athletes chosen (and allowed) to represent their countries in the Olympic games. These wome ...

Come Together and Listen
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Two Bulls The Lakota people of South Dakota are building bonds with the Taizé brothers from France. The result? Spirituality that ...

Women and the Olympic Gaze
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

hours of primetime footage while women received under 13 – most of that from figure skating. In the 2008 ... volleyball” – all sports in which women wear bathing suits (or the equivalent). Another 13 percent ...

Ramadan Karim: The Poor Will Be Fed
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 4:56pm | 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 ...

Farewell Chick-fil-A
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Sure, I’ve known Chik-fil-A was a Christian-based organization with some values that leaned farther right than my own, but I respected their business model and ethic. Plus, I’m used to having fellow Christians ...

Ramadan Karim: Sojo Staffer Joins Imam for Islam's Monthlong Fast
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

Ramadan's first day of fasting began today at dawn. This year, Sojourners' Director of Mobilizing, Lisa Sharon Harper, has chosen to keep the fast during the Muslim holy month alongside our friend, I ...

Muslims, Christians, and Hope for a Peaceful Future
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

The world needs peace, and members of the two biggest world religions need to play a major role in defining the future of the world. If we promote war and strife in our lives and teaching, violence and bloodsh ...

Praying, Fasting and…Competing?
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The timing of this year’s Olympics — smack dab in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan and its sunrise-to-sunset fast — has put thousands of participating Muslim athletes in something of a quandary. ...

Leo and the Special Olympics
Originally Posted: 07/11/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

The motto of the Special Olympics is, "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” Leo, his mom and his teachers are certainly brave in their attempts. ...

Social Location at the Goose
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

At Wild Goose, I was humbled to be among justice-seeking Christians seeking to follow in the footsteps of Jesus....It’s this voluntary reconsideration of wealth and rediscovery of our Christian justice traditi ...

Heat, Hope, & Hootenanny: The Holy Spirit Gets Cooking At Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

Without a doubt, the blossoming and beckoning of the Wild Goose movement in North America heralds a bright radical future for today’s Jesus followers bringing the kingdom come. On ...

Pool of American Imams Too Small to Meet Demand
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

American-born imams are nearly impossible to find. SHARON, Mass. — The Islamic Center of New England has always been led by imams born outside America. The two-campus mos ...

The REAL Women of Journalism and Writing: Pulitzer Prize Winners, 2011-2012
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

In the last two years, 17 women — journalists, photojournalists, novelists, poets and playwrights — were honored with a Pulitzer Prize for their work. We know from Sandi Villarreal's post, "10 Reason ...

N.C. Black Pastor Treads Carefully on Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 7:37pm | Type: Blog

RALEIGH, N.C. -- With only a few days remaining before North Carolinians vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, the Rev. Earl C. Johnson took five minutes on Sunday (April 30) to gi ...

Methodists Uphold Policy Calling Homosexuality 'Incompatible with Christian Teaching'
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

Despite emotional protests and fierce lobbying from gay rights groups, United Methodists voted on Thursday to maintain their denomination's stance that homosexuals acts are "incompatible with Christi ...

Doing it the Hard Way
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 1:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley Gamaliel's Ana Garcia-Ashley is the first woman of color to lead a national community organizing network, faith-based ...

College Students Find Life 'Better Together'
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Gathering people from different faiths to serve others is one way of living out the command of Jesus to offer comfort to the a ...

10 reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Regardless where you sit, stand, or wrestle with the issue of women in church leadership, I thought this satirical list was worth sharing for both laughter and even reflection because that’s what good satire f ...

Pentagon Orders Review of Military Training on Islam
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

The Pentagon is investigating whether military officials ignored complaints from senior officers about a course that was found to have inflammatory and inaccurate content about Islam. ...

Anders Behring Breivik and Muslim-Christian Relations
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

When we look closely at our media in the west, at the social and political climate of our times, we have to acknowledge that we are actors in a society wrought with the same kind of fear and distrust for Musli ...

Richard Land Apologizes for Comments on Trayvon Martin Case
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 5:56pm | Type: Blog

Richard Land, who leads the SBC's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, wrote to SBC president Bryant Wright to express his “deep regret for any hurt or misunderstanding" his comments may have ca ...

Rachel is Weeping: Ending Racial Profiling in America
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

as the New Jersey Turnpike. The study found that blacks made up 13.5 percent of the Turnpike’s “population” ...

Fellowship with Black Suffering: We are Trayvon Martin
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

To become black goes beyond a checkbox in a census data column. To become black is to enter into the experience of black pain – to enter a social, historical, yet living experience of a people group who were u ...

In the Name of Love
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

This weeks marks the 44th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the continuing lack of criminal charges against the man who shot and killed Tra ...

Women Wear Hijabs in Support of Slain Iraqi Woman
Originally Posted: 04/02/2012 - 8:49pm | Type: Blog

Non-Muslim women are posting photos of themselves wearing a headscarf on Facebook Page “One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi,” in support of the slain mother of five. Jean Younis ...

After Trayvon Martin Case, Churches Say ‘Stereotypes Cost Lives’
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

An umbrella group of Christian denominations committed to combating racism is urging churches to use the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin as a "teachable moment" to speak out against racial stere ...