Chicagoans this week embraced a group of disabled Egyptians. They expressed their fascination with Egypt as a nation. In turn, the Egyptians made friends and embraced American culture and business know-how.
It is not being rude or polemical to correct a public misunderstanding of a scientific theory. Einstein said he would never believe in a God who plays dice. Maybe God does after all, but the dice are loaded.
People need not approve of President Obama or anything he does, but when our beliefs about who he is are detached from reality, even the legitimate critiques we may have, can be written off as the ravings of fools.
Growing up means leaving behind not only the Tooth Fairy but also the Sky Daddy. Now we must assume our responsibility as spiritual adults and care for ourselves and what happens here, learning to risk for each other even our own lives.
The immigration issue is tearing this country apart. But why not join together as religious Americans to send the message that an immigrant, who may not be exactly in our image, is nonetheless in God's image?
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority just gave its blessing to a disturbing effort to tar the Cordoba Initiative by association with the 9/11 attacks, brought to you by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
The latest GOP election sleight-of-hand? Divert attention from the news that projected Republican gains are going to be confined largely to the South by amping up the rhetoric on the mosque project in Lower Manhattan.
We have countless examples where evidence for God should have been found, but was not. This absence of evidence is evidence of absence. It refutes the common assertion that science has nothing to say about God.
Models for pluralistic societies based on liberal democratic values exist throughout the historical landscape, independent of the Judeo-Christian tradition. It bodes well that they may be freely adopted by all cultures.
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.