My hope is that by promoting the deserving "bright spots" in our burgeoning multifaith movement for justice -- the leaders I've worked with and walked alongside -- they'll captivate our youth, as they've captivated me.
Defending lawsuits challenging public displays of Christian crosses, in addition to taking these law-violating monuments down or finding a private institution for them, all seems a considerable waste of time and money for local communities. So I have a recommendation to make.
Religion as we have known it is breaking down. The evidence is everywhere we look. It is in the despicable rhetoric and violence of politically-oriented religious extremists, far and near. It is in the scandals and abuses plaguing our current ecclesiastical structures.
When the rights of any person are stripped away by law and the church, all suffer. People who identify as sexual and gender minorities in Uganda will be martyred and we will later ask why we did nothing.
What does anti-LGBT legislation in Arizona and Kansas have to do with a pair of Supreme Court cases out of Oklahoma and Pennsylvania challenging the Affordable Care Act? Quite a lot.
To deny service or business interaction to other American based on a religious objection is itself not a protection of religious freedom but a direct assault upon it.
The claim by fundamentalists to be protecting "religious liberty" is true-these proposed laws and restrictions are indeed their attempt to create special rights to advance their religious beliefs at the expense of others who disagree with them.
From the firebombs in Kiev to the religious killing in Syria to the ethnic battles in Sudan to the Scottish drive for separation from Britain we are witnessing a return to the tribal legacy of mankind.
Now let's talk about the real sin: straight American fashion. Leviticus 19:19 clearly states that garments of two different kinds of materials mixed together is forbidden. Are you a fashion disaster? We will not serve you.
There are Hindus who decline to celebrate a lie. They refuse to participate in the oblivious celebration of racial, national, and class privilege that denies them their own voice. They do not share the academic and literary elite's admiration for a book like The Hindus.
Raif Badawi is a Saudi intellectual and an editor of a liberal website. He faces the death penalty in his home country! His crime is "committing apostasy." Here is the catch. Badwai never renounced his religion, Islam.
In my view, contemporary Christianity has become a form of idolatry. More specifically, many African Americans seem to have an idolatrous relationship to the Bible: they worship the Bible versus worshiping God.
In the current economic atmosphere, there is a blame game being carried on. With our national credit rating having been downgraded, the future is dice...
There is something quintessentially American and quintessentially Jewish about voting -- and fighting for the right to vote. After all, voting is an act of faith. It's a ritual, part of belonging to the community.
Was the Christian God cool with slavery? Slave owners sure thought so -- and had plenty of Biblical canon to support it. Abolitionists disagreed. Did God want women to vote? Not according to anti-suffragists. Suffragists were convinced otherwise.
Christians believe different, often contrasting things about Jesus. Even so, there are fundamental points of reference across the traditions and theo...