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.
The unique society that developed in Sicily is hardly mentioned by historians of Europe, Christianity or Islam. For a time, Sicily was truly the crossroads between East and West.
How do you respond to the death of your son and your father in a hate crime? How do you find meaning in personal loss? How does a personal loss become...
I would first like to thank Mayor Martin, Sandy Goldstein, Monsignor Digiovanni and my fellow clergy for your leadership in organizing this historic and important event in our city. We are truly grateful for this gathering of Many Faiths, One Community and Stamford Proud.
Whilst more and more Muslims are experiencing the ravages of climate change first hand, more Muslims and governments are in turn starting to join the fight against climate change.
In the past, it has taken the shock of unimaginable violence against religious minorities to snap people out of their collective slumber. We must say, loudly and unequivocally, we will not tolerate outbreaks of violence in our country.
This advice is the product of 36 years of interfaith work, culminating in my present job as Associate Dean of the Office of Religious Life at the University of Southern California.
As the tectonic plates shift across America's social landscape, it is evident that nearly every aspect of American society is experiencing some form o...
Is this a sign of the future? For those in any doubt whether hatred, ignorance, or intolerance exists in America, here's an example in black and white and red.
As my plane landed in Los Angeles after a recent trip to Israel, I looked out on the many neighborhoods we take for granted that are not separated fro...
An official implies members of an entire religion don't deserve full rights. And a celebrated champion of the people remains silent as many of those people are persecuted. The circumstances sound like Nazi Germany but they describe today's Burma.
I was named after the biblical Rachel: sister of Leah, mother of Joseph. I have dark, wavy hair that comes past my shoulders and brown eyes. Given the way I look and the groups I have surrounded myself with this year, many people mistakenly assume I am Jewish.