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A Note To The Christian Friends I Lost In This Election

Ciarra | Posted 11.19.2016 | Religion

There is a kind of pain that not everyone experiences. The kind of pain that comes from communal abandonment. The kind of pain that maybe you would fe...

It's Not The Thought That Counts

Gabby Beckford | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices
Gabby Beckford

As many rally in support of those affected by these social issues, there are still those who sit quietly. Those who may believe in a cause or have an opinion, but choose not use their voice.

My Open Letter to Mr. Omar Saddiqui Mateen

Muna R. Abraham | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Muna R. Abraham

You took it upon yourself to rent a vehicle, drive from your home in Port St. Lucie to Orlando, and commit the largest mass shooting in our Nation's history.

A priest, a rabbi, and two pastors walk into a bar...

Matt Carriker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Matt Carriker

I know, I know. It sounds like the beginning of a joke. It was the beginning of a Facebook post by Angel that got over 100 likes. That's something....

UCF Gun Scare Sparked By Rumors After Someone Reported A Muslim Woman In Library

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

A brief lockdown on the University of Central Florida campus Tuesday over unconfirmed reports of someone with a gun was partially prompted by a studen...

Why the World Is Falling Apart

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

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.

Hey America, Stop Being So Islamophobic

The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

Islamophobia is real. And it's not going anywhere....

Donald Trump Embodies How Great Republics Meet Their End

Financial Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

What is one to make of the rise of Donald Trump? It is natural to think of comparisons with populist demagogues past and present....

A Moral Imperative to Stop Donald Trump

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.29.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

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.

Surviving Parenting in the 21st Century: Guiding Millennials in a Post-Racial and Anti-Religious Society

Jenny Triplett | Posted 01.29.2017 | Parents
Jenny Triplett

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

How To Talk To Your Kids About Donald Trump

David Lesser | Posted 01.13.2017 | Parents
David Lesser

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."

‘Refugee’ Is Just Another Word For ‘Human,’ Thanks To A New Font

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts

Toward the end of last year, the number of searches for the word "refugee" increased five-fold. Those hoping to educate themselves about the millions ...


We Are Not Numbers | Posted 01.02.2017 | World
We Are Not Numbers

By Fatema Dabdoub, Lebanon, What comes to your mind when Hitler and the Nazis are mentioned? Killings, injustice, discriminatio...

White America's Racist Uncle: 3 Reasons People of Color Should Be Thankful for Donald Trump

Gyasi Ross | Posted 01.05.2017 | Media
Gyasi Ross

Donald Trump gives life to some overtly racist positions that white folks would likely deny existed in the mainstream.

14 Tweets That Sum Up The Racist Double Standard Surrounding The Oregon Attack

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices

On Saturday, a group of men armed with guns took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Oregon, in what they described as an active...

Why Slashing Foreign Aid in Europe to Pay for Refugees Won't Help Solve the Long-Term Crisis

Adam Moe Fejerskov | Posted 12.23.2016 | World
Adam Moe Fejerskov

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.

Dear Activist. Dear Politician. Dear Poet.

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 12.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

What is poetry if not the site where the seemingly impossible contradictions -- the exquisite beauty and the devastating horror -- live together as one whole being.

Here's What Happens When People Think Bible Passages Are From The Quran

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.13.2015 | World

How do people perceive Bible verses if they think they're coming from the Quran? Dutch YouTube duo Dit Is Normaal decided to conducted a social experi...

My Reality As an American Muslim

Hannah Khan | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Hannah Khan

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.

CNN Guest: We Should Bomb Even Hospitals, Universities To Fight ISIS

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Media

It seems CNN will let just about anyone air their warmongering views on the network. On Saturday, former CIA intelligence officer turned blogger Micha...

Christians Should Be Terrified

Randy Paul Oetinger | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion
Randy Paul Oetinger

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?

Attacks in Paris, Lebanon Highlight Need for Education About Religion

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 11.19.2016 | Religion
Linda K. Wertheimer

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.

Be the Protector

Sheryl Olitzky | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Sheryl Olitzky

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.

Je Suis Human: Thoughts About Suffering, Humanity, and Paris

Antione Gray | Posted 11.15.2016 | College
Antione Gray

As we all ‪#‎PrayForParis‬ and apply Facebook filters to our profile pictures, we cannot turn a blind eye to human suffering around the world just because "those people" are not "us."

Our Greatest Weapon Against ISIS Is Compassion, Not Justice

Kenneth Davis | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Kenneth Davis

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.