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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.

Queen Noor at Soliya on Obama, Islam and Interpersonal Global Communications

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

No one personifies the concept of thought leader and global citizen more than the Washington, D.C.-born, U.S.-raised, Princeton-educated regal woman w...

Pranking Jewish Friends on Easter: Not So Funny

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Even as I appreciate my friends' benign aims, it seems rather tasteless to jest like this on a holiday in which Jews were - and, sadly, still are - frequently the victims of violent acts.

A Journey into America, Past and Present

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Akbar Ahmed

Muslims are for Americans what the Russians were for Churchill: "A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." While the post-9/11 period brought...

In Search of Muslim Identity: Akbar Ahmed's Journey into America

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Milewski

Author Akbar Ahmed has dedicated himself to building bridges of understanding between worlds. I asked him about the impact of Faisal Shahzad's actions on the larger goal of increasing trust among Muslims and non-Muslims in the U.S. and beyond.

More Than Our Beliefs

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Irwin Kula

Next Fall, which recently opened on Broadway, is the most profound, hilarious, and culturally important play I have seen in years.

Feeding the Golem--My Jewish Friends Are Addicted to Anger and Fear Too

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

In a recent article, I wondered out loud why most of people say they want to be happy and yet spend an ever-increasing amount of time and energy readi...

The Pluralist Next Door

Eboo Patel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eboo Patel

At a time of a religious revival, a youth bulge and an increase in interaction between people from different backgrounds, religion can be a bomb, a bubble, a barrier or a bridge.

Pope vs. Doctors: How New Vatican Orthodoxy Undermines Medical Ethics and Imperils Your Health

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

By challenging this longstanding system of benign neglect, bishops and zealots may believe they will achieve ideological purity. What they are actually doing is jeopardizing Catholic hospitals and public health.

Diversity: Why Do We Have Such A Hard Time Walking Our Talk?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

I sometimes wonder whether the diversity movement isn't just the latest manifestation of our national schizophrenia - the schism between what we believe as idealists and what we do as realists.

Pluralists vs. Technocrats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

For health reform to work, you have to restructure the current system so that there is a significant check on the industry's power. President Obama understands this. Too many of those working for him don't.

Celebrating July 4th with Rick Warren and 45,000 Muslims

Frankie Martin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frankie Martin

This 4th of July I celebrated America's Independence with Pastor Rick Warren, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and 45,000 Muslims as a part of the Islamic Society of North America's annual convention.

Finding Spirituality and Solidarity in the Interfaith Community

Stephen Rohde | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Rohde

I had not expected to be so touched by the outpouring of spiritual faith in peace and justice and the rejection of war and violence.

Barack Obama and the Fear of God

Ed Kilgore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Kilgore

In his Notre Dame speech, by insisting on the spiritual validity -- indeed, necessity -- of doubt, Obama is repudiating on religious grounds the very idea that appeals to Revelation should have presumptive value in political debates.

T. Boone Pickens: From Swift Boater To Pluralist

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

In just a few years Pickens has moved from being a totally partisan political animal to a man who is looking for the partial truth in the disparate views of a variety of people.

Pluralism At It's Best: A Jew Has A Buddhist Epiphany

Larry Gellman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Gellman

Last week was Aspen at its best. On Monday we got to hear King Abdullah of Jordan and a few days later I participated in a three-day symposium that featured His Holiness the Dalai Lama.