If I had been a Christian, I would be a preacher, she said to me. You are - you have found your way! I replied. Valarie Kaur is easily one of the best...
In Talk to Me, Rashid takes his activism to the streets and walks the walk, creating dialogue as well as interfaith and inter-racial understanding through storytelling - both in his own voice and by sharing his pen with a cast of heartfelt contributors.
A majority-Muslim country invites ten Jewish Millennials from New York to attend an interfaith conference. At a time of cynicism and division, it sounds implausible, but it happened to us.
It's no secret that we don't live in a post racial society, and it's also clear that having these conversations are not easy. To better understand a framework in how to approach them, or to better understand the struggles so many people face today this book is excellent.
Potty training is an act of faith and the ritual helps us through when it's hard and lets us celebrate when it's great. One day my kids will be potty trained and will forget that this was ever something they struggled with
This month's "Can We Talk?" features an exchange between Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld and Celene Ibrahim, M. Div., responding to the following question...
'Talk To Me' isn't just about Qasim's life, it is a collection of stories from other individuals who have encountered racism, prejudice, sexism, and domestic violence, and explores how these individuals have conquered these hurdles through meaningful discussion and open dialogue.
Will the Smith family be blessed or cursed by their "divine intervention?" God only knows.
While I've been in church only a few times in my life, I love it. This might seem bizarre coming from someone whose whole personal and professional life revolves around being Jewish, and who serves as a Jewish role model to college students on campus.
During the week of June 12, the 6-month anniversary of the Paris Agreement, people of all faiths and spiritualities will send a message to world leaders through a mobilization called Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust.
I had the esteemed privilege of opening the Proposition in the Oxford Union debate: This House Believes that Religion Remains an Opiate of the Masses. Debating at the Oxford Union, a debating society with over 170 years of tradition, is a rare honor that few people may ever get in their lifetime.
In American politics, we are witnessing a startling escalation of religious, ethnic and racial discrimination and divisiveness that is quickly racing down a slippery slope. Before our civilization goes over the brink, we must stop, step back and address these fundamental questions of humanity.
God as it turns out may be pretty agnostic when it comes to this whole religion thing, valuing all people - Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians - as a single family of "chosen individuals", united on the basis of their shared humanity regardless of their personal religious convictions.
That Psalm begins with a benediction, and then proceeds to proclaim that "God is due praise, because God is equitable and just towards humanity, God's guidance is universal, not particular to any one nation or people.
There is no better candidate than Muhammad, no one in fact that comes even close, in terms of fulfilling Jesus's promise of the Spirit of Truth who would bring forth a new revelation from God.
Deciduous trees in winter, shorn of their leaves and their greeniness, seem so full of soul and will and intention -- despite their barren branches -- that I want to say, yes, trees are an expression of the divine.