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The U.S. Has Become More Religiously Diverse

Rev. Donald Heckman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
Rev. Donald Heckman

Many people are very discouraged by the current climate of anti-Muslim and anti-"other" rhetoric that so fills the airwaves. However, the larger reality is that we are progressing as anation towards a more positive appropriation of our rich religious diversity.

Face-to-Face Interaction Is Key to Changing Misperceptions of American Muslims

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

The bonds forged by interpersonal contact can last a lifetime, and hearing, in person, about the lived religion of an often-maligned group like American Muslims creates advocates for equality and dialogue. A lifetime of exposure to prejudicial narratives can be dispelled by one hour of personal contact.

Fewer Americans View Muslims Favorably, But the Door Is Wide Open to Better Understanding

Maha Elgenaidi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Maha Elgenaidi

A new poll by Zogby Associates, a leading public opinion research firm, has both disquieting and encouraging news about Muslims.

Fighting the Good Fight of Faith

Russell Simmons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Simmons

I believe that when leading men of faith get in a room to discuss tolerance and respect, it's easy to make great progress. The hard part is getting them in the room.