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'My Fellow American': Short Film Offers Platform For Combatting Islamophobia

Daniel Tutt | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

Muslims are our fellow Americans. They are part of the national fabric that holds our country together. They contribute to America in many ways, and deserve the same respect as any of us.

Allahu Akbar Is Abused

Mike Ghouse | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

The phrase Allahu Akbar is used, abused and misused not by anyone else, but by Muslims. We unequivocally condemn abuse of the phrase.

Three Religions, One God

Jacob Neusner | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Jacob Neusner

We cannot point to any three other religions that form so intimate a narrative relationship as do the successive revelations of monotheism -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Restoring Jerusalem: The Interfaith Promised Land

John Fairfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Fairfield

We need another name for that table where we break bread and live with our enemies, that safe and holy place of discord, where we stitch the world together, relationship by relationship.

The President's Campus Interfaith Initiative

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

We feel it happening -- that rare moment when a grassroots movement intersects with a presidential priority.

The Interfaith Movement Deepens

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

I have often been disappointed with the interfaith movement. In the past, many gatherings resembled the setup to a bad joke: a priest, a minister and a rabbi walk into the room.

The Promise Of A New Era In Our Conversation About Faith

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

Imagine a time when we can be completely open and courageously vulnerable to ourselves and to others, in honest exploration of the infinite glory of being human.

The Power Of Peace And A Movement For Global Spirituality

Karen Berg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karen Berg

The time is ripe for us to fulfil our spiritual purpose and to return to our original wholeness as one soul, encompassing all our differences and individual uniqueness.

Talking About Atheism And Interfaith Work At Religious Colleges

Chris Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

My friends can keep their February trips to warmer climates; the stories I heard from atheist and religious students in the Midwest were enough to keep me warm all winter.

A Muslim, A Christian, A Sikh And A Hindu Walk Into A College Dorm Room ... And Discover World Peace

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Last weekend, Princeton hosted the 5th Annual Coming Together Interfaith Conference, a conference designed to counter a growing threat to our humanity: the gap in interfaith relations.

Quebec Bans Sikh Daggers From Capitol

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ron Csillag Religion News Service TORONTO (RNS) Lawmakers in the province of Quebec voted unanimously on Wednesday (Feb. 9) to ban the kirpan, a S...