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Why We Need the Islamic Call to Prayer at American Universities

Jordan Denari | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion
Jordan Denari

The adhan can help us recall what gives our lives meaning, and can help us cultivate an attitude of gratefulness. It can help us look up from the cellphone in our hand and notice the blue sky, the purple shadows stretching across the snow or the smiles of those we pass by.

A Third Generation Duke Alumnus' Response to Franklin Graham

Wil Weldon | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion
Wil Weldon

Franklin Graham has little or no connection with Duke, and knows little about its heritage and traditions and commitment to its religious and educational values. My personal and family connections to Duke and Islam lead me to an entirely opposite conclusion from Mr. Graham.

What Do Muslims Do When Babies Are Born? New 'All-American Muslim' Episode Highlights Ritual

Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion

Ever wondered how Muslims welcome children into the world? The upcoming episode of TLC's reality show, All-American Muslim, highlights the Call to ...

Why Would A Texan Baptist Pastor Object To Gov. Perry's Prayer Meeting?

Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune

Prayer is one of the most political acts religious people perform because it leads us to focus and act upon our deepest values. Only prayer barren of specific content, assumed by the pray-er to be meaningless, could ever be called "nonpolitical."

Atheists Sue To Stop Perry's Role In Prayer Rally

Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service (RNS) Five Texans are suing Gov. Rick Perry to prevent him from appearing at a prayer rally scheduled fo...

13 Reasons Everyone Should Travel (PHOTOS)

Michael Hodson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Michael Hodson

I left on a quest to make it around the world without taking a single airplane. Sixteen months, forty-four countries, and six continents later I succeeded, and I never left the ground.

This is Iraq (But Not the One You've Seen Before)

Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Victoria Fine

Iraqi Kurdistan is full of the growing pains and remarkable opportunities of a society that is moving on from violence and redefining a national and regional identity. This is the story we are here to tell.