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A Tale Of Two Governors And One Mosque

Haroon Khalid | Posted 08.31.2016 | Religion
Haroon Khalid

On the morning of January 5, 2011, as the body of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer was placed in the grounds of the palatial Governor's House in the heart of Lahore, there was much confusion over who would offer his funeral prayers.

What Europe's Far-Right Parties Can Learn From Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

Members of Europe's far-right parties can look to the great Muslim leaders for guidance in how to treat Muslims in their societies.

Heritage Is an Educational Legacy

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 06.19.2013 | Home
Bonnie Burnham

The theme of World Heritage Day this year is the "heritage of education." While education has its legacy in buildings such as libraries and universities, and in objects such as manuscripts, every heritage site also carries within it an embedded educational legacy.

Finding Tolerance In Akbar, The Philosopher-King

Craig Considine | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Akbar the Great, ruler of most of South Asia in the 16th and early 17th century, rejected bigotry and made unprecedented moves to help non-Muslims feel at peace in his Mughal empire -- actions antithetical to current violence against vulnerable religious communities around the world.

Mr. Obama Goes to India

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Parvez Ahmed

On the heels of a bruising election, President Barack Obama is undertaking his longest foreign trip that will take him to several Asian countries incl...

Indo-American Arts Council Fete Recreates Mughal Court in Manhattan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

The Indo-American Arts Council threw a purposefully decadent, fun-filled party last week for the new book Islamicate Cultures of Bombay Cinema by Ira ...