As we celebrate America's independence, we can best express our patriotism by uniting together in steadfast solidarity against bigotry and xenophobia. That is the first step to fulfilling the promises of the Declaration of Independence, safeguarding our Constitution, and preserving the founding ideals of our nation.
A man was sitting in his plane seat, calmly scribbling notes on a pad while waiting for takeoff. The woman sitting next to him, who watched him writin...
With the twin exceptions of the fall of the Berlin wall and the invasion of Iraq, no event of the last half century will have consequences as far-rea...
As an African American woman living in Texas, every morning I hold my breath reading the news, bracing myself for what terrible violence against blac...
A historic question faces the British people this week, a choice about the survival of Britain itself, and the values that have made it great. To see this choice, we first have to wade through a thicket of arguments designed to obscure it.
Jo Cox's assassination demonstrates the illogic of our conflation between lone wolves and larger, potentially violent, national groups. Although ISIS is a heinous organization threatening Western interests in Syria and Iraq, it is dangerous to conflate the actions of lone wolves pledging to ISIS with ISIS just as it is absurd to perceive Mair's actions as a threat coming from Britain First.
USA has bled again in Orlando a few months following the San Bernardino shooting and as we move forward there is every reason to be fearful that such...
As the mass shootings in Orlando suggest, we are at a social tipping point. The time has come for scholars, guardians of truth and wisdom, to step up to the plate and play a much more central role in the public and political sphere. It is time to use wisdom to drain the fetid swamp of its intolerant hate of everything--other.
The voice of political populism rings loud and clear this election season. We hear it from both the Right and the Left.
In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why:
This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan's own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future. It is about taking convincing actions today that ensure what happened in the past never happens again. That future-oriented apology remains lacking all around. (continued)
If you want to try to make the argument that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are essentially the same, go ahead ... I guess. But just remember the faces of those you're going to have to convince.
It's disheartening to read about another mosque on U.S. soil whose attempts to exist are being stopped because of planning boards whose palpable xenophobia comes slithering out of the woodwork of their town hall buildings.
In Talk to Me, Rashid takes his activism to the streets and walks the walk, creating dialogue as well as interfaith and inter-racial understanding through storytelling - both in his own voice and by sharing his pen with a cast of heartfelt contributors.
In a wide-ranging interview conducted by Guillaume Goubert and The WorldPost's "Following Francis" columnist, Sebastien Maillard, the pope demonstrates once again his wise and mature grasp of the issues. In the interview, he acknowledges the limits of Europe's ability to absorb refugees while focusing on the larger picture of why there are so many migrants. (continued)
Fear-mongering and xenophobia are not really my areas of expertise, but I dip and dabble in poetry a bit, so here's a reply to his reading of Al Wilson's "The Snake":