The voters, disenchanted with the Congress, have put him in charge. Now the question is whether we'll see Modi the ideologue or Modi the pragmatist. I believe the latter will prevail, though the former will inevitably make its presence known.
A doctoral student at Columbia University complains that political scientists have been ignoring the 25 million residents of Appalachia. He is correct.
The assertion that Islam did not necessitate marriage and permitted the rape of female "slaves" and captives is utterly baseless. Quite to the contrary, Islam broke the prevailing taboo regarding marriage with "slaves."
Pope Francis has shown us a faithful, peaceful approach to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. All of us can follow his example. We are all Pope Francis now. It is up to all of us.
When I think about how hard my mother worked to send me and my siblings to school, I know that these girls' mothers are working just as hard. I know it! Whether they have been to school or not, mothers know how essential education is for their daughters.
Language defines critical terms. Moderate means sensible, judicious and restrained.
But it does not necessarily mean liberal.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum finally opened its doors on May 21, bringing a long-needed physical space to house public reflections of that apocalyptic September morning. It is a milestone that is as important for the nation's collective emotional health as it is for the education of future generations.
Although the European right wing parties have varied programs they all have at least two points in common. They are not really concerned with global warming, but rather focus their political efforts on xenophobic concerns.
Karima Bennoune is someone who collects nightmares for a living, a woman who makes people weep. With over 20 years of human rights research and acti...
A Christian, a Jew, and a Muslim walk into a bar. The bartender says, "What is this, a joke?"
Actually, it's a true story: the Muslim, Rahmi Mowjoo...
There is a way to talk about 9/11 that accurately reflects the religion of the perpetrators, explains why they attacked, and avoids conflating the religion of Islam with the ideology of al-Qaeda extremism.
Universal spirituality does not nullify the teachings of any religion, nor does it denigrate any faith or creed. It incorporates the morals derived from religions into shared consciousness. It respects the practices of each creed.
From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.
Although Pakistan's political leaders have expressed optimistic sentiments with respect to the election of the right-wing Narendra Modi as prime minister of India, let us not forget that the country's true center of power does not lie in Islamabad -- it resides in the cantonments of Rawalpindi.
As smart and witty as Bill Maher is, he has a blind spot about religion in general and Islam in particular.
One thing is apparent, partnership and building trust works, yet the NYPD cannot have it both ways, they either choose communities as partners or suspects.