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Religious Intolerance

Indonesian Christians Attacked On Their Way To Prayers

AP | IRWAN FIRDAUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEKASI, Indonesia — Indonesia's president ordered police to arrest the assailants who stabbed a Christian worshipper in the stomach and beat a m...

Five American Presidents Can Resurrect Tolerance -- If They Try

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

We need what Lionel Rosenblatt calls a "Mount Rushmore Moment" where all five US presidents jointly call for a return to "first principles."

Religion: When Democracy Becomes Hypocrisy

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donna Flagg

The combat, the hypocrisy, the grandstanding, the bravado, it's killing us. We are fighting over a piece of land and religion is once again at the heart of it.

What Is the Future of Religious Diversity in a Region Dominated by Iran?

Maryam Ishani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maryam Ishani

Iran is changing, but for the Baha'is of Iran, whose adherents advocate non-violence and obedience to one's government, change is not coming soon enough.

Why The Quran-Burning Church Relies On Incendiary Verbiage And Outrageous Actions

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

When Jones and his followers attack Islam and when Ham and his disciples attack evolution, they are doing so with the certainty that their way is the only way, that they are saving souls, and that all they need to know can be found in the Bible.

Cut the Fluff: Tackling Religious Intolerance in America

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Without a clear sense of the past, even a past that is at times challenging to grapple with, we have little capacity to cultivate a society that is more tolerant and outright affirming of diverse religious practices.

Dutch Anti-Islamists Make Key Gains In Local Elections

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Preliminary results in Dutch local polls suggest an anti-Islam party has made major gains and may pose a serious challenge in June parliamentary polls...

Madness in Lancaster, California

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Last week, the mayor of Lancaster, R. Rex Parris, declared in his State of the City that Lancaster was an up and coming "Christian community," and the residents of the city should be proud of that.

Combating Muslim Intolerance

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

To more effectively address critical issues of religious freedom, a more ad hoc, rapid response mechanism must be initiated among religious leaders to condemn intolerance.

Time for Obama to Fight Anti-Reform Lunacy with Tactics that Work

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

This is a special type of American fanaticism. Unless we appreciate its virulence, proponents of progressive reform will continually underestimate its role in determining public policy.

Why I Failed As an Atheist

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I tried to believe in nothing. And I failed.