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Religion and the Politics of Fear

Religion and the Politics of Fear

Kelly James Clark  04.26.2015
As fear increasingly constricts Christian love toward Muslims, we would do well to remind ourselves of the radical love of Jesus who insisted...
Here's What the Social Science Says About Countering Violent Extremism

Here's What the Social Science Says About Countering Violent Extremism

Scott Atran  04.25.2015
Unless we understand the powerful cultural forces behind the turn to violent extremism, we will fail to address the threat. When, as now,...
Institutionalized Racism: National Security Threat and Mental Health Crisis

Institutionalized Racism: National Security Threat and Mental Health Crisis

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.  04.24.2015
Over the past nine months, the FBI has arrested five African Americans suspected of sympathizing with ISIS. These arrests necessitate an...

Glamor, Glitz, Terrorism, and Scandal

Connie Lawn  04.23.2015
This is the week of the White House Correspondents Dinner, which honors the president, the press corps, and thousands of hangers on.

Why Syria's Devout Oppose ISIS, as Told by a Cleric That Fled Their Rule

Michael Kaplan  04.23.2015
This February, we conducted a series of interviews in southern Turkey with those who have fled ISIS rule in Syria. In the city of Sanliurfa,...
A Letter of Apology to My Grandson

A Letter of Apology to My Grandson

Tom Engelhardt  04.23.2015
Stretch anything far enough and it'll begin to tear, fragment, break apart. That, I suspect, may be a reasonable summary of what's been...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Dance Exhibition Celebrates 'Firsts' While Looking to the Future

Peter 'Souleo' Wright  04.23.2015
There was the body of a civil rights leader shot down, and rising from that tragedy would be the bodies of young and motivated African-American...
The New Sponsor of Terrorism:  Climate Change

The New Sponsor of Terrorism: Climate Change

Jon Soltz  04.22.2015
Today, on Earth Day, let's continue to protect ourselves, and ask our politicians to vote for policies that protect us. Included in that...
Student Held In France On Suspicion Of Planning Church Attack

Student Held In France On Suspicion Of Planning Church Attack

Reuters  04.22.2015
PARIS, April 22 (Reuters) - French police are holding a heavily armed man they suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on one...
What Charlie Hebdo Taught Us - Three Months On

What Charlie Hebdo Taught Us - Three Months On

Phoebe Dodds  04.20.2015
The world has moved on from #jesuischarlie, but the events will always be remembered as uniting Europeans to stand strong together in defense...

Remembering the Oklahoma City Murrah Building Bombing

John Thompson  04.20.2015
Even if our democracy didn't face terrorist threats, our schools should borrow from the best practices described at the Murrah anniversary...
The NRA Has a New Reason for Gun Owners to Buy More Guns

The NRA Has a New Reason for Gun Owners to Buy More Guns

Mike Weisser  04.20.2015
The problem with using crime as a rationale for owning guns is that violent crime in the United States keeps going down. For that matter,...