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My Neighbors Faith

My Neighbor's Faith: Double-Edged Daggers

Valarie Kaur | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

I knock. The door is locked, but I hear hints of organ music inside. I knock again, filled with indignation. The door opens. This is not the priest I was expecting. I'm tongue-tied.

If Muhammad Had Not Spoken

Samir Selmanovic | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion
Samir Selmanovic

When I became a Christian, my devastated secular Muslim parents recruited one of Europe's best psychiatrists and 50 relatives to take their best shot at helping me get over my infatuation with God.

My Neighbor's Faith: What I Found In The Chapel

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

In 1955, after years of intensive seminary study in various Orthodox Jewish congregations, I began to feel the need for a wider range of experience. Up to this point, my entire religious education had taken place within the Jewish world, and it was beginning to feel somewhat narrow.

The Heroes I Was Looking For

Eboo Patel | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Eboo Patel

I found full nourishment in Islam for ideas I initially encountered in other traditions. I am a Muslim whose first faith hero was Dorothy Day.

My Neighbor's Faith: The Rabbi And The Christian Cab Driver

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.20.2012 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

As soon as I was in the cab, I noticed that pretty much every surface of the car's interior was covered with a JESUS LOVES YOU sticker. This wasn't just a cab, it was a rolling cathedral! Part of me thought I should just jump out of the car.

My Neighbor's Faith: A Test Of Character

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This conflict is really about the role that faith will play in America. It is about whether or not we will accept Muslim Americans as true Americans or as second-class citizens. It is a test of our character, and we dare not fail it.

My Neighbor's Faith: The Value of a Peso

Miguel De La Torre, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2012 | Religion
Miguel De La Torre, Ph.D.

When those who have so little do their faith by providing for those who have even less; those of us privileged by class should be profoundly humbled. It is the privileged who see the oppressed and do nothing that are the ones that do not know God.

"Why Don't You Just Convert?" The Story Of My Interfaith Family

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Religion was meant to be a positive force in our lives by instilling moral values and a vision of social justice. It was never meant to pit "us" against "them."