I am hungry for meaning, wherever it might be found. I do not care if it is in a desert of Arabia or a small village in France. I want to bridge the perceived worlds, through meaning-making. I want to find the sources that lead to peace.
True acceptance within interfaith communities is something that will be difficult to achieve and there will always be biases that everyone has towards one another. However, if we could minimize our biases and create an environment of accountability, we can truly achieve true acceptance and unity in our communities to some extent.
I live in a proudly non-secular Asian country. Here, our religion is an integral part of our identity. It is something people would bring up in a cas...
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a gunman entered a LGBTQ+ nightclub on Latin Night, taking the lives of 49 people and injuring 53 more. Words cannot describe the overwhelming sense of loss and pain. This was an act of hate -- hate against which all of our religious and moral traditions teach.
Why don't more Muslims denounce extremism and terrorism? I can still count on that question to surface whenever I teach about Islam in various Chr...
At the heart of things it makes no difference whether we kneel and make the sign of the cross, prostrate ourselves times a day, light candles, chant mantras, sit cross-legged and meditate, or commune with nature.
The Christian tradition began when a certain Jesus of Nazareth lived radically, in ways that frightened status-quo religion and society. The whole time he lived radically he empowered people around him to live and lead radically & lovingly too.
This was not just a celebratory dinner, it was an Iftar dinner, the sunset meal at which Muslims break the fast they have observed since sunrise.
It's a hotly debated question in certain corners: What is the most oppressed group around the world - Christians? Jews? Muslims? Hindus? Buddhists? Or how about atheists?
While prayers and thoughts can't actively change anything and we can all work to do more for the victims of violence, prayers unite us and remind us of our dreams for peace and justice
It has become so predictable that you can practically set your clock by it. I'm talking about the point after a national trauma when actual Christianity gets hijacked by someone spewing hate.
THE DAILY OFFICE Our staff gather to walk through ...
Trump's contention is that our differences define us and should separate us. The American narrative is the opposite, though. Our differences have made our businesses, political system, and higher education system more dynamic, innovative and strong.
Buddhist teachings are grounded in principles of interdependence, non-separation, and reverence for life, supported by practices of mindfulness and ...
I had the privilege of attending a wonderful interfaith conference in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo last week, with over 300 people from more than 50 countries around the world.
We so easily lump all Muslims into radical-extremist categories. We judge a massive population of faithful, compassionate people by the actions of a small pocket of crazed fundamentalists. The ways that we interact with people of different faiths holds great promise for peace in the world.