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Malala Yousafzai and the Future of Islam

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

With the conflicting directions in which she may go, Malala Yousafzai represents a microcosm of the problems of the Muslim umma. We may hope that her Islam, and not that of the supposed Islamic State, will prevail.

How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria X. Liu

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to really know what your body and mind are trying to tell you. We're all here for our own individual purpose, and if you don't listen to it and only treat these signs as symptoms of a disease that you treat purely through external remedies, you'll have lost yourself in the process.

Tools in Crafting our Best Muslim Selves: Some Reflections on Islamic Education in a Global Age

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

Recent sensational headlines involving Muslim extremists--and the actions of the extremists themselves--have contributed to challenges facing Muslim educators, as well as obscured the important work that these educators are doing the world over.

The Milestones American Parents Should Prioritize

Christine Gross-Loh | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Christine Gross-Loh

Every society values its own skill sets for its own reasons. The problem in America is that, while we excel at raising spectacularly verbal kids, we have lost sight of other values that we need to foster in our children.

What Do Muslim-Western Relations Mean?

Common Ground News Service | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

In the last 12 years since the 9/11 attacks, familiarity has led to a better Western understanding of the complexities in the Muslim world, while far-reaching changes in the Muslim world have undermined a black and white view of the region in the West.

Change Our Story: From East to West

Peter Buffett | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Many of the Chinese people I speak to seem to be deeply concerned that China will lose something extremely rare and valuable in the rush towards a very confounding version of growth and happiness. And it's not just the older people.

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Vognar

We do not need to totally abandon myth in order to live in the way of truth. We just need to get out of the way of acting out our myths.

Noor Faleh Almaleki Dies: Iraqi Woman In US Dead After Father Runs Her Over For Being Too "Westernized"

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHOENIX — A young Iraqi woman whose father allegedly hit her with his car because she had become too Westernized died from her injuries Monday a...

Was Bush Right About Iraq?

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lloyd Garver

Some of the criticism George W. Bush and his administration received when they began the war against Iraq was that they were trying to force our cultu...