Coming to college, I started taking as many religion classes as I could to learn more. Instead of viewing religion as something to believe in, we looked at religion as a work and representation of group of people.
There are no limits to who can volunteer and the good that volunteers can accomplish. Every good deed, no matter how small, is significant, and micro-level deeds of service add up to a macro-level difference.
At no time in recent history have we more needed leadership to counteract the seemingly relentless movement away from decency, honesty and civil liber...
In choosing to love the neighbors we do not like, we separate who we are from what we do. We can love the essence of an individual without liking the choices they have made or the way they live their lives. We can love the sinner without approving of the sin.
I am sad to know that most Muslim people living in a non-Islamic country from now on will be receiving more hate from their entourage because of what other has done, forgetting that an apple could be green or red, rotten or sweet.
I am hoping to see LGBTQ Republicans publicly bring to the fore how being anti-LGBTQ in 2015 is a huge political liability for any Republican candidate, especially one seeking the highest office in the land.
I've been here, there, and everywhere, trying to discern how to follow my heart and my voice. It's funny how I ended up right back where I started. Here's how I'm figuring it out...
The election loss in the heartland state came after a period of intense debate over tolerance and India's national identity. Attacks on minorities and rationalists, combined with communalist rhetoric and religion-based policies aggravated India's long simmering 'culture-wars.'
This spring, Sikh soldiers serving in the U.S. military marched in New York City at the annual Sikh Parade. The regiment offered an important introspective for Pentagon leadership, and an opportunity to sharpen its strategy against extremism with the power of American ideals.
Indonesia doesn't often get the attention it deserves, but it is a key country with major links to the United States. It's in the G7, and millions of its citizens or former citizens live in the U.uS.
While working with The Hunger Project in India, Lynne had been given the chance to meet Mother Teresa, an opportunity she had dreamed of since she was six. As she paid homage to Mother Teresa in a hallway in the Calcutta orphanage, she heard a disturbance down the corridor.
I see some hope for the Christian Left -- maybe it will even become an interesting movement that people have actually heard of! There is wide-spread interest in Pope Francis, even among non-Catholics and non-Christians, as he speaks to his Jesuit principals of serving the poor and the marginalized.
Let's try to be a better human and understand that overwhelmingly we are just born into a faith. I come from a family where some of my father's side is Ahmadi and majority of my mother's side is Shiite. And yet I ended up being a Sunni because I was born into a Sunni household.
I feel weird praising someone who represents the Catholic Church for simply practicing what he and his predecessors have been preaching for centuries. It isn't liberal to care that people are dying. It isn't revolutionary to want people to act with love before they act with hate.
Harris's next book will be, perhaps, his most controversial -- which is a rather impressive claim for the author of books that claim to disprove the notion of free will and call for the end of faith in America.
It injures our politics for one large group of Americans to regard another large group of Americans as bad people. But more than that unfortunate cost, this moral judgment is demonstrably false.