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Essence Of Eid-al-Adha, A Muslim Festival Of Sacrifice

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

What does submitting to God really mean from a non-religious perspective? It simply means subscribing to the idea of a cohesive environment where each human being is respected for his or her place, nourishment and nurturance.

Senator Williams' Remarks Offended Hindus

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

No one has a right to belittle other's faiths. If Senator Williams has a problem let it be his problem and one should not malign Christianity for his bigotry. Each faith is dear to the believer and no faith is superior to the other.

The Inevitability Of The Rise Of Progressive Christianity

John Shore | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
John Shore

It's typical to think that theology is static and permanent. It's not, though. What's true instead is that theology follows sociology. And slowly but surely we are all becoming members of one big society.

Calling For World Peace, Making The World A Better Place

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Today, on the occasion of World Peace Day, I urge all countries of the world to come together -- to come forward -- to allocate a small fraction of their defense budget toward peace education.

How 9/11 Has Shaped Our Collective Struggle

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
Sheldon C. Good

We can be conflicted between ideals and application and struggle to implement our values into our lives and policy. This raises serious questions about what it means to live as followers of Jesus in an increasingly diverse post-9/11 country.

Dharmic Seva And Vivekananda: The Catalyst To Building Pluralistic Communities

Anju Bhargava | Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

We asked our community to tell us: What role does your dharma (religion/faith/spirituality) play in civic engagement, social justice and development issues?

Muslim Canadians Should Ease Out Of Prayers In Public School

Mike Ghouse | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

To build cohesive societies where trust is the norm, we have to treat everyone justly.

A Tribute To My Pluralist Father

Mike Ghouse | Posted 08.17.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Thank you Dad for inculcating the value of treating every human with full dignity, that is just one of the thousands of things you blessed me with. I love to see all of God's creation treated fairly and justly.

Not Just Another Manic Monday: Pentecost And The Reconciliation Of Humanity

Shane Claiborne | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

What happened at Pentecost runs much deeper than peaking in a charismatic "tongues-of-fire" prayer language. It was a divine moment of reconciliation among people.

The Arab Spring and Pluralism

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Questioning the PLO's current configuration, many Palestinians are now talking publicly about the need to create new political parties different in structure, ideology and working procedures from the present set of nationalist or Islamic factions.

Harvard Pluralism Project: 'Diversity Does Not Create Pluralism' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion

Diane Eck, Director of Harvard University's Pluralism Project, talks about interfaith work and the importance of creating relationships out of diversi...

Nominees Wanted: Local Immigration Hall of Shame

Amy Novick | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

Do you know of a local or state politician who is spreading fear about immigrants, proposing Arizona-style laws, or obstructing immigration reform?

The Challenge Of Living With Integrity When Our World is Ending

Brad Reid | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
Brad Reid

Let us do our small part to leave the world better off for our existence, however long or brief that may prove to be.

Seva: Celebrating The Sacredness Of Service

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

What we seek from religion is a sense of meaning, purpose, belonging; a stronger connection to each other. This is what seva is and this is what seva does.

On Immigration, the Past Is Prologue

Amy Novick | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

Time and time again, immigrants have been met with fear and misinformation, often stoked by politicians desperate for electoral success -- even if it means taking the low road and appealing to the worst instincts in American life.

Lessons in Pluralism

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Here is what is most important to remember about what the Republicans, extreme right, and Wall Street guys are trying to do: it goes against the entire political theory this country was founded on.

The Question Of Evangelism In India

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

"Is conversion wrong?" The answer, as one might expect, is complicated.

Reflections On Governor Bentley's Sister-Brother Act

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The response to Governor Bentley's comments was appropriate and necessary. Rather than add to the chorus, I'd like to use the occasion to make some broader observations.

Christians Under Siege: The Challenge Of Religious Pluralism In The Muslim World

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John L. Esposito

While entitled in many countries to equality of citizenship and religious freedom, religious minorities in the Muslim world increasingly fear the erosion of their rights -- and with good reason.

Calm Down Christians, Yoga Is Not A Threat

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Do conservative Christian clergy think so little of their flock as to fear that they'll convert to Hinduism because they chant some Sanskrit mantras, or say "Namaste," or hear some tidbits of Vedic philosophy while stretching?

Faith, Pluralism, Globalization and Higher-Education in the 21st Century: An Interview with John Sexton, President of NYU

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

"This is a great moment where humankind literally can pass through a critical threshold and create a higher version of itself."

Who's Afraid of Shariah?

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

How many of those anti-Islam protesters holding "No Sharia Law" signs (as if anyone were advocating shariah law in the U.S.) actually know what the word means? I'd say, oh, none.

Islamophobia: A Threat to American Values?

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John L. Esposito

Islamophobia and its culture of hate is not only a threat to the civil liberties of Muslims but also the very fabric of who we are and what we stand for, the principles and values embodied in our constitution.

Real India: A Historian's Cautions on "The Indian Century" (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

Ramachandra Guha, the provocative, critical historian of India After Gandhi, has vitality and charisma to match his country's. Writing and talking with fire-hose force, he's come to mirror India's sense of it's 63-year-old self.

Anti-Muslim Is Anti-American

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Salam Al Marayati

The vitriol from anti-Muslim groups in the U.S. plays right into the hands of Al-Qaeda, a group that works tirelessly to prove that America is at war with Islam.