The Sanctuaries, DC. Photo by Erik Martínez Resly We are still fighting the myth that interfaith children grow up to be lost and confused. Rev. Eri...
Dr. Larycia Hawkins is loving her Muslim neighbors as herself at a time when I will admit - we can use some neighborly love. And Dr. Hawkins could be losing her job for it. Is it really necessary for Wheaton College to nitpick the nuances of the differences between Christianity and Islam?
With my own focus on the role of activism in the arts as a mechanism for dialogue and peace, I found the experience I had in Baku to be an accurate representation of the subject we had gathered to debate.
What is especially troubling to this writer is the way that so many Evangelical Christians have lined up behind Trump and his frightening ideology. How can one claim to follow the teachings of Christ while embracing the politics of hatred and objectification exemplified by Trump?
Recently I read a blog post by a Christian pastor saying Christianity is the largest and fastest growing religion on earth. He credited evangelism as helping Christianity stay ahead of Islam, its closest "competitor."
Since childhood, I always wanted to represent my country abroad, wanted to become a global thinker who could contribute to Bahrain's development. But after stepping outside that exam hall, I was pretty sure I had lost my chance.
I pursue spirituality from the perspective of the Christian faith. What follows, however, is not based on the assumption the Christian way of spirituality is the "only" way. It is not, although I was taught it was.
Several years ago, my husband asked me a simple but life-changing question, "Who eats at our table?" In other words, to whom are we hospitable? The a...
There is no magic formula to keep our communities, our homes, and ourselves one 100 percent safe. However, the more we educate our communities on their rights and responsibilities, the more they will contribute to the overall safety of their communities and our nation.
As the Encyclical made clear, acting on climate change is not an add-on option if we have time after doing other good deeds - it should be at the heart of the duty of care we all have for the poor amongst us.
In the year ahead and for years to come, may we seek opportunities to learn from one another, practice respect for each other's traditions, and work together across lines of difference to create diverse, democratic and peaceful communities.
Respect the audience you seek to invite into your fold by treating them as equals to everyone else in your fold. If someone feels that they are being tolerated and not celebrated, they may not walk through your door.
The quiet of these spaces of learning eerily echoes the custom of Nittel Nacht, a name given to Christmas Eve by medieval Talmudists in German-speaking lands, and for centuries in Europe a time when Jews uncharacteristically refrained from Torah-learning.
As a Muslim American, I share the joy and celebration of my Christian friends and neighbors. And this interfaith harmony between the world's two largest faiths is not a new phenomenon. It was exemplified by the founder of Islam himself.
I feel that accepting people for the nuanced beings that they are, Chrismukkah and all, will bring us one step closer to creating a kehilah, a sacred community of Jews exploring life's complexities together.
There are many of us rooting for you and following your journey hoping to learn from your experience. Teach your daughter love and kindness and go from there.