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Abrahamic Religions

What Does It Mean to Love Our Neighbor?

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The story of Isaac and Ishmael is difficult to read. The account follows two half-brothers born to the same father and different mothers. As the story played out, one was adored and one was banished. One was considered the heir of their common father; one was disinherited.

If Islam Is Un-American, so Are Christianity and Judaism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.13.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

For Donald Trump or anyone else to single out the negative, destructive, and, yes, evil passages of the Quran (or how some sects or cults within Islam co-opt, distort, and attempt to hijack the overall messages) without doing so as well with the holy books of Judaism and Christianity demonstrates a hierarchical double standard.

2017 - Reformation Year?

Lee Palmer Wandel | Posted 12.06.2016 | Religion
Lee Palmer Wandel

Churches and communities on both sides of the Atlantic have begun preparations to mark "Reformation Year," the quincentennial of the day that Martin L...

'No Cheap Grace For White America' In Aftermath Of Charleston Shooting

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion

As Charleston continues to grapple with faith and forgiveness following last week's shooting, some fear those who are willing to forgive could be pres...

To Serve and to Keep: Responding to Pope Francis' Call to Become Protectors of Creation

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Efforts like those of EcoPeace come at a critical moment in human history. Environmental degradation and climate change have become the focus of concern for people of all faiths worldwide.

Mercy to All Worlds: Muhammad

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Muslim love and admiration to Prophet Muhammad manifests itself beautifully through these various kinds of religious celebrations blended by local cultures and traditions in these birthday celebrations.

An Abrahamic Call for Sunnis and Shi'ites to Stand Together

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Posted 02.03.2014 | Religion
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

There is an issue of which all of us who would like to see peace in the Middle East are aware, but which is mostly going unmentioned today because of fear of reprisals. The issue is the state of war currently existing between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims.

How Do We Move Discussions About Hinduism Beyond India?

Murali Balaji | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion
Murali Balaji

While I've gotten my fair share of the expected questions (caste, karma, reincarnation), one question continues to be a challenge and opportunity: How can teachers explain Hinduism in a way that moves outside of India?

Dharma And The New Pope

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

If the Vatican would drop claims of exclusivity over religious truth, and reexamine dogmas such as the Nicene Creed, it would pressure other denominations of Christianity to follow suit.

Let's Be Hones About Interfaith Dialogue

Jon D. Levenson | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Jon D. Levenson

At a time when conflict is already lethal and interreligious understanding is more urgently needed than ever, some might argue that we should gloss over the points of difference. I agree about the need for interreligious understanding; I disagree about the recipe for achieving it.

Did Someone Really Say They Doubt Islam Is A Religion?

Kemal Argon | Posted 08.30.2012 | Religion
Kemal Argon

I suspect that people who have made such statements doubting that Islam is a religion often do have knowledge and a real conception of what a religion is and they are able to listen to a discourse if it is respectful.

A Creative Approach To Interfaith Engagement

Rose Aslan | Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion
Rose Aslan

Rather than encourage people to focus on similarities, Scriptural Reasoning helps people learn how to live with differences and how to engage in civil disagreement.

Do Abrahamic Faiths Have A Monopoly On Truth?

Neil Padukone | Posted 09.02.2012 | Religion
Neil Padukone

In our studies of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, one thing has been particularly striking: the exclusivism of the Abrahamic religions. Jews are the "chosen people," the path of Jesus is the "only way" and Muhammad's was the "final revelation."

Abraham's Children

Kelly James Clark | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

Is it religion that specially tempts people to intolerance or just plain old human nature? Are human beings as such tempted to intolerance?

A Different Kind Of Hindu-Christian Dialogue

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

The significance of such an approach to dialogues is not dependent upon whether both sides agree or disagree on a given issue; rather, that we are comfortable accepting these differences as a starting point.

Abrahamic Faiths Mocked By Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Canards

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Some Middle East church leaders, it seems, never embraced the Vatican's denunciation of theological anti-Semitism.