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Why Some Hindus Are Angry About Reza Aslan's CNN Show 'Believer'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.07.2017 | Religion

A number of Hindu leaders and activists are angry about a new CNN show they say depicts their faith in a sensationalist manner. “Believer,” hosted...

Misleading And Sensational, CNN's 'Believer' Pilot Amounts To 'Fake News'

Parth Parihar | Posted 03.09.2017 | Religion
Parth Parihar

Growing up as a Hindu in America, I was often my friends’ only readily available resource about Hinduism. According to the Pew Research Forum, only ...

CNN’s 'Believer' Is Reckless, Racist And Dangerously Anti-Immigrant

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 03.05.2017 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

It is unbelievably callous and reckless of CNN to be pushing sensational and grotesque images of bearded brown men and their morbid and deathly religi...

Every Episode Of Reza Aslan's 'Believer' Will Piss Somebody Off (And It's Awesome)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.05.2017 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Reza Aslan is a scholar and writer whose best-selling books include “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” and “No god but God: The O...

The Key To Respecting Religious Groups We Don't Agree With, According To Reza Aslan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.17.2017 | Religion

It’s easy to write off belief systems that may seem strange or foreign. But perhaps there’s something even the most devout among us can learn from...

Reza Aslan Blasts Paul Ryan, Descendant Of Immigrants, For Supporting Muslim Ban

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.01.2017 | Religion

There’s been a wave of outcry since President Donald Trump signed an executive order blocking refugees and individuals from seven Muslim-majority co...

Reza Aslan On Why America Needs A Muslim 'Modern Family'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.04.2017 | Religion

As an American Muslim living in a climate of Islamophobia, Reza Aslan has had to develop a thick skin when speaking about his faith in public. In an a...

The Biggest Difference Between Faith And Religion, According To This Religious Scholar

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.04.2016 | OWN

Forty-four-year-old Reza Aslan has devoted his life to studying the religions of the world, but didn’t need long to come to an eye-opening realizati...

Scholar Points To One Thing Nearly All Major Religions Have In Common

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.17.2016 | OWN

Several religious figures and scholars have discussed at length how the world’s different religions all share fundamental similarities. The nuances ...

How A World-Renowned Scholar Defines Religion In One Word

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.15.2016 | OWN

As a religious scholar, Reza Aslan has a way with words. He’s written several religion-based books and countless articles, offered public commentary...

Response to David Pakman and the Troll Army

Sulome Anderson | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics
Sulome Anderson

I've experienced some trolling before, but was unprepared for the level of cruelty and viciousness Pakman's fans -- with his constant encouragement -- have displayed.

WATCH: Fareed Zakaria, Reza Aslan Discuss Saudi's Terrorism Influence

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home

On April 25, Fareed Zakaria will present a special CNN program titled “Why They Hate Us," a follow-up to his post-9/11 Newsweek story that explored ...

3 Questions To Ask Yourself About Faith

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.18.2016 | OWN

Reza Aslan has devoted his entire life and career to the study of religious expression, but you might know him best from a viral Fox News interview he...

Can Reza Aslan Be Trusted?

David Pakman | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
David Pakman

As progressives, we should prioritize truth over political correctness, accuracy over distortion, and pragmatic solutions over distracting platitudes....

What If Jesus Had Been Born 2,000 Years Later in the American Police State?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"Two thousand years later ... the memory of the revolutionary zealot who walked across Galilee gathering an army of disciples with the goal of establi...

Moving On After the World Ends: The Dark Truths of HBO's The Leftovers and Trauma

Sezin Koehler | Posted 12.15.2016 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

In real life we do our best to hide (the bulk of) our pain from other people. After a bad night, we put on a nice outfit and a big smile and only a trusted few -- if even that many -- ever get to see us with our pain exposed to another's eyes.

Tavis Smiley: Reza Aslan on What Iran Deal Will Mean for Obama's Legacy

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Before the agreement officially gained the support it needed to survive on Capitol Hill, Aslan was one of more than seventy Middle East and foreign affairs scholars who sent a letter to Congress urging members to back the deal.

Reza Aslan Explains Why Muslims Can't Afford To Be Intolerant Of Gay Marriage

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.09.2015 | Religion

Author Reza Aslan and "Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj believe Muslim Americans should embrace marriage equality, and their reasoning makes a l...

Five Great Moments from Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Judith Samuelson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Judith Samuelson

My advice for newcomers: skip the pundits and lean in to innovative change agents -- the "makers" who work across the spectrum of business, arts, education and politics. You know an event is a success when your hope for the future is renewed.

Clay Water Brick Illuminates and Inspires the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Us All

Greg Woodburn | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Greg Woodburn

Clay Water Brick is an engaging, worthwhile read equally applicable to Sustainable Development Goals policymakers, bootstrapping entrepreneurs, and those searching for ways to pay forward their passions in life.

Jesus Wants an Ethical Minimum Wage and a Serious Campaign Against Poverty.

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 06.30.2015 | Home
Nancy Graham Holm

Although his narrative never slides into an ardent polemic, it is arguable that Reza Aslan's Jesus is a bold and tireless advocate for the poor. A clo...

How to Drive the Internet Highway Fearlessly, to Promote Religious Harmony

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion
Molly Alexander Darden

If religious leaders are to help influence society to live harmoniously, they will have to take courage and learn this 'new' way, or they can sit back and know they are probably not meeting their full potential.

From 'Charlie Hebdo' to 'Je Suis Ahmad'

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Can the Charlie Hebdo tragedy which killed 17 men serve as a catalyst, in forging new and positive frontiers between Islam and the Western world?

Reza Aslan: Google It If You Don't Believe Muslims Denounce Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.12.2015 | Media

With a fresh wave of Islamophobia rising in Western countries following the attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Reza Aslan joined Chuc...

Jesus: Rambo or Prince of Peace? A Commentary on 'The Crucifixion Rule Book'

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

So for those who wish to celebrate the spiritual enlightenment of the Rabbi from Galilee for his embodiment of peace and love, they can comfortably do so. Merry Christmas.