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Eboo Patel

Aga Khan: We Should Understand Our Differences, Not Erase Them

The Huffington Post | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 12.19.2016 | World

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Aga Khan is no stranger to Harvard. But 60 years ago when he walked the crisscrossed paths of the university’s gated Yard be...

Can We Talk? Navigating Differences in a Post 9-11 World

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.11.2016 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

Thank you, President Obama, for encouraging the opportunity for public discourse to thrive even in times that seem devoid of civility and reasonableness.

A Muslim And A Jew Meet On A College Campus -- And It's Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.04.2015 | Religion

Before Shanjida and Gavriella came to New York University they had never met someone like each other. That's because Shanjida is a Muslim and Gavriell...

Tragedy Follows Tragedy in Pakistan: When Will It Ever End?

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

"We should condemn violence because it is unjust - period. Shias do not need a stamp of religious legitimacy from Sunni Islam to demand justice and protection of life from the state. The state has an obligation to protect Shia lives because they are citizens of the state."

10 Religious Leaders Take A Stab At The True Meaning Of Wisdom

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

The world's faith traditions have much to teach us about wisdom -- what it is, where to find it and who truly possesses it. Wisdom is elusive, however...

Religious Pluralism, Global Peace, and Higher Education

Joseph L. Subbiondo | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Joseph L. Subbiondo

Whether or not one has a religion is not important. What is important is to recognize that the majority of people in the world do practice a religion -- and that their beliefs can be a force for good as well as evil.

When Doing the Christian Thing Isn't the Right Thing

Greg Damhorst | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion
Greg Damhorst

I believe that the problem evangelicalism faces today is that we have forgotten the very example that we claim to follow. The example of a servant, preacher, and prophet who was a friend of those that religious leaders considered sinners and outcasts.

A New Play on Heschel

Eboo Patel | Posted 08.18.2013 | Religion
Eboo Patel

Like all important works of art, Greer's play leads with story, aspires to beauty, and avoids didactic lessons. This is a work about history and faith, about how maddeningly long it takes for religious traditions to change, and about how inspiring it is that they do so at all.

The Ethics Of The Interfaith Movement

KidSpirit | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion

If we want to make the world a better place, we prefer to do it with others, rather than by ourselves. But how do we work with others when we have a different ethical code than they do?

Big Change Requires Bold Social Movements: 7 Leaders to Watch

Adria D. Goodson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Adria D. Goodson

Dedicated men and women continue to re-imagine and build the social movements that will transform our country well into the future. Our nation needs these architects of change more than ever.

Years Later, Secular Student Group Recognized On A Religious Campus: Here's How It Happened

Chris Stedman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Chris Stedman

This long-overdue affirmation of secular students' place within an otherwise predominantly religious institution owes largely to precisely the kind of interfaith dialogue and collaboration that encourages mutual respect and solidarity between atheists and the religious, rather than scorn or derision.

Eboo Patel's Tools For Growing Interfaith Community

Paul Chaffee | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Paul Chaffee

"Sacred Ground" is a slim volume that serious interfaith students or practitioners will read for the fascinating territory it surveys: the history of religious bigotry in American politics, the sociology of nonprofits in the United States, and the "science of interfaith cooperation."

Sacred Ground: The Interfaith Triangle

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The question truly at the heart of the book is how to encourage people en masse to go around the interfaith triangle in the right direction. The absence of movement could lead to indifference or even mutual suspicion.

Enemies Of Diversity Are The Enemies Of This Great Nation

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 11.10.2012 | Religion
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

The temple tragedy is uniquely sad since Sikhs have pro-actively educated Americans about their faith and philosophy since 9/11. I was struck by their grit, spirit and dignity as Sikh temple leaders re-opened their doors in just five days to serve their community.

Finding Common Ground With 'Sacred Ground'

Chris Stedman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Chris Stedman

Storytelling can do that. It can connect and inspire us to new ways of thinking, to greater empathy and to increased familiarity with different experiences, identities and values.

A War That Builds Bridges, Not Bombs

Greg Damhorst | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Greg Damhorst

Richard Proudfit is not just feeding the world, but building bridges. And those bridges allow us to feed the world together.

A New Kind of New Year's Resolution

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Why not bring in the new year by not only having fun, but also making a difference in the lives of others?

The Lowe's Controversy And The Success Of Religious Pluralists

Daniel Tutt | Posted 02.17.2012 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

When Lowe's decided to pull its ads from "All American Muslim," they sparked a national crisis over Islamophobia in America. But crisis is the wrong word. I prefer opportunity.

9/11: Ten Years On

Eboo Patel | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

After 9/11, I viewed the Quran as a balm for my country's pain, especially lines from Ayat al-Kursi: "His throne extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them."

10 Years Later, Muslims Divided On Improving Negative Image

Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) After all the books, speeches, seminars, Facebook posts and mosque open houses to teach Americans abo...

Colleges Sign Up For Obama's Interfaith Program

Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- More than 250 colleges, universities and seminaries have submitted plans to the White House...

LIVE: Building Bridges: Religious Leaders In Conversation With The Dalai Lama

Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion

The Dalai Lama will join Rabbi Michael Lerner, founding editor of the progressive Jewish interfaith magazine Tikkun, which is dedicated to building br...

Why Include Interfaith Children In Interfaith Dialogue?

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Interfaith children, natural experts in this field, have not been officially welcomed, whether in high-level interfaith dialogue between religious institutions or in more local grassroots interfaith activism.

HuffPost Religion Round-Up, June 27-July 4

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

America's Holy Day, Sacred Eating, Bible Author(s), Gay Marriage, God's Gender, Pope Tweet, America's Imam, and Mr. Rogers - It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

Religion As Bridge To Understanding, Not Bomb of Destruction: An Interview With Eboo Patel

Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion