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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Imam Rauf: The War Is Between Extremists And Moderates Of All Religions, Not Just Islam

Ilgin Yorulmaz | Posted 02.23.2017 | Home
Ilgin Yorulmaz

NEW YORK — There’s a Qur’anic scripture on one of the walls in Imam Feisal Rauf’s office, showing Arabic letters stylized in the shape of a lo...

Where Is the World Christian Outcry?

Martin Shapiro | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The world is watching history repeat itself and doing nothing once again with full knowledge of the devastation being inflicted on their cousins, if not brothers.

Former 'Ground Zero Mosque' Imam Lawsuit Settled

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) - The former head of a proposed mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York Cit...

Former Head Of 'Ground Zero Mosque' Accused Of Squandering Millions

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion

By Jessica Dye NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The head of a proposed mosque that was to be built near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 atta...

'Three Testaments': A Revolutionary Synthesis

Chris Fici | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Chris Fici

"Three Testaments" represents, in the light of how far the Interfaith experience has come in many ways since 9/11, a constructive and daring step forward in the dialogue between these major faiths.

Islamic Extremism Shocks And Rocks The World

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

The violent protests in Cairo and in Benghazi were painted with an anti-American brush, and attributed to the vile anti-Islamic video produced in California. But could it be that the 9/11 anniversary -- etched in our psyches -- precipitated the violent demonstrations?

Q&A With Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 08.30.2012 | Religion

(RNS) 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 p...

An Intellectual Journey To Islam

Posted 05.08.2012 | Home

Excerpt from Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero To A New Vision Of Islam In America (Free Press, May 2012) I am an ...

The Future Of Christian-Muslim Relations In The West (VIDEO)

Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf of the Cordoba Initiative and Gabe Lyons, the founder of Q Ideas discuss the future of Christian-Muslim relations in the West. ...

A Gay Mayor, An Evangelist And An Imam Discuss Culture

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 07.13.2011 | Religion
Cornelia Seigneur

As time marches on for the planning of the next Q, strategically scheduled for Washington D.C. in 2012, an election year, time will only tell which form of Christianity takes center stage.

Muslims Celebrate The Changing Mediascape

Mike Ghouse | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Since 9/11, a negative image of Muslims was successfully portrayed in the media. However, the year 2010 witnessed a dramatic shift in auto-correcting that error by un-stereotyping Muslims.

Imam Rauf In Chapel Hill: What's Right With America

Michael Carmichael | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Michael Carmichael

During the evening, Imam Rauf assured the audience in Hill Hall, "The American Muslim community is to play an important role in mediating between America and the Muslim world."

Recanting In The Face Of Religious Extremism

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the evolution/creation debate, Christian fundamentalists are not alone in issuing threats and demanding adherence to religious dogma from their academics.

WATCH: Peter King's Constituents Defend Radical Islam Hearings

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Many have criticized Rep. Peter King's hearings on radical Islam, but, at least judging from a New York Times video, his constituents have his back. ...

WATCH: Former Park51 Imam Condemns Islam Hearings

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York Rep. Peter King has caught plenty of flack from critics who disapprove of his hearings on Muslim radicalism in America. The former Imam of t...

Muslims And Supporters Protest Congressional 'Radicalization' Hearings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Simone Gorrindo Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) When Anam Chaudhry, 17, sang the national anthem to several hundred protesters in Times Squar...

Park51: Election Season Is Over, and So Is the Media News Storm

Raina Wallens | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Raina Wallens

If there was any doubt that the furor over the Park51 Islamic community center was largely fueled by politicians and pundits exploiting 9/11 in the midst of election season, now we know for sure.

Ground Zero Imam Champions Church-State Separation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- The imam who has faced resistance for plans to build an Islamic community center near Ground Z...

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Launches Multi-City Interfaith Tour (VIDEO)

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, is launching a tour to raise awareness about Muslims in America. 2010 saw Muslims in this ...

Muslim 'Radicalization' Hearings Are Wrong And Misguided

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

An effort is currently underway to hold a public hearing in Congress on the "radicalization" of Muslim Americans. This is both troubling and dumbfounding.

Religious Leaders Who Know How to Tweet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Need some new blood in your twitter feed? Want to add a dose of wisdom or a bit of zen to your daily reading habits? HuffPost Religion has put toget...

HuffPost Celebrates Its 2010 Game Changers With Geoffrey Canada, Sean Penn, Mayor Bloomberg & More (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Huffington Post celebrated its 2010 Game Changers Thursday evening at Skylight Studios in SoHo. Sean Penn, who was named a 2010 Game Changer, was ...

The "Ground Zero Mosque" and the War on Terror

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Larner

How many protestors have made the slightest effort to find out that Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind Park 51, was a first-responder on 9/11, running to the site so that he could pull victims from the rubble?

To Bill O'Reilly and Those of a Similar Mind

Andy Schupak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Schupak

It seems wrong that, in a society that supposedly prides itself on being open, democratic and accepting of many different cultural groups, so many people are blatantly associating Muslims with terrorism.

Ignoring YouTube: Imam Feisal's Flawed Approach to 21st Century "Media"

Andrew Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Rosen

Interestingly, the Imam and YouTube Diplomacy have something in common: they have both been valuable inroads for the Obama Administration's engagement with the Muslim World.