In this one world, it sometimes seems a race is on between the newly empowered and the recently dispossessed. The truth is not only that both realities exist simultaneously, but that one is a condition of the other.
Faith leaders must raise prophetic voices to speak the truth: Donald Trump is a threat to what is good and decent about the United States. He is a threat to freedom. He is a threat to pluralism. He is a threat to democracy.
Those are my babies, even though they are 22, 24 & 26, they will forever be my babies. Whenever I hear about a cop shooting an unarmed Black man, my heart goes out to that mother because I feel as if that could have been my baby
The question can come in many forms: "Who is Donald Trump? Why is he so popular? What is on his head? Is it alive? For real dad, what is that?" You should answer honestly and directly: "That is Donald Trump's hair. It's weird and gross, but it is actually the least gross thing about him."
COPENHAGEN -- The same countries that now over-report refugee costs at home are part of an underfinancing of U.N.-managed refugee camps in the regions -- despite many of them publicly acknowledging regional accommodation as the better solution to the refugee crisis.
To me, being a Muslim in America is about educating those who may be misled by stereotypes and misinformation in the media. But it's also about being actively engaged in all aspects of society, from politics to sports, the workplace to the hip-hop scene.
What is the difference, after all, between taking a sword and hacking the head off of children ... or shutting children out out by means of our governors, knowing they will freeze to death because they have no shelter from the bitter cold of winter?
Republican presidential candidates are making bigoted statements about Muslims. Some say they want to be optimistic that education could help achieve respect for Muslims in America, and yet, they worry. They worry about what the next headlines would bring.
No one has the right to make any of us feel afraid because of the incitement of hate and acts of terror. The overwhelming majority of people only want to live in peace. We do not want our children and grandchildren to live in fear.
The biggest threat to us now is not further attacks from ISIS, but our leaders giving in to fear and anger by ramping up military and security. Our greatest weapon is not justice, but compassion. Acts of war will get us nowhere. They will only take us further away from a unified world of peace.