Where are the progressive/moderate Muslim voices? That is a question progressive Muslims often hear. We are present and have been speaking up for years but first a brief description what makes one a progressive versus a conservative Muslim community.
I bring up this theological debate from a generation ago because of a recent billboard, put up by Ask-a-Muslim.com, that proclaims "Jesus is a Muslim."
As a Muslim preparing to enter medical school in August, I have often wondered how to continue my passion for interfaith while working in healthcare.
What distinguishes today's 21st century women-led multi-faith movement for justice is the deliberate attention being paid to creating a new leadership model that is more inclusive.
Because food can exclude or include people, it is also a way in which new people and cultures can be incorporated in our celebrations.
Rav Froman took the time and built relationships with Palestinians, particularly in religious settings. He had the holy chutzpah (or audacity) to go and meet his Palestinian neighbors. He became a living testament that putting a human face on your enemy is a game changer.
I have blended some marital wisdom in the nondenominational reading, "Recipe For A Good Marriage." Couples sometimes ask me to read it as part of their wedding ceremony.
We change the climate when we lack restraint and awe, when we stop serving and guarding. Like his predecessors, Francis sees addressing and reducing climate change as a moral imperative.
Many couples of different faiths started out their relationships without concerning themselves too much about their religious differences. It's only as marriage becomes imminent that one or the other of the pair wakes up to the fact that this difference might matter.
Our teachings convey that nature is a reflection of the divine; through it and through the world's sacred scriptures we can learn of God's attributes and work to mirror them in our own lives.
The hostile relations between Israel and the Muslim world make one wonder if Jewish-Muslim relations were ever amicable.
Rising bigotry is not unique nor is it one-way. Islamophobia among the Jewish community is increasing, too, poisoning many Jewish hearts and minds and taking deep root here in the U.S. as well as other parts of the world.
As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...
Gulen's name has progressively reached a wider Western audience. From the New York Times to 60 Minutes, there are thousands of references to his name in the world media. Attention is being paid.
What is spirituality? "It is," as Rabbi Kaplan puts it, "the progressive unlearning of the strange ideas about God you've been taught..." Consider t...
More than three years after the broadcast debuted, my Muslim audience now finds it ordinary, rather than aberrant, to hear a Jewish voice opine on Arab affairs in their mother tongue. In numerous Arab countries, such a situation would be revolutionary--but in Morocco, it's merely one step forward among many.