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Donald Kerwin

Human Development and the Integration of Vulnerable Migrants

Donald Kerwin | February 7, 2016 | Religion
There are 42 million foreign-born persons in the United States, nearly 14 percent of the population. They come from virtually every nation in the world. If you add their US-born children, the percentage jumps to 26 percent. Worldwide, there are more than 232 million international migrants...
Hossein Askari

Eradicating Terrorism

Hossein Askari | February 7, 2016 | World
Muslim leaders must be encouraged to embrace the important teachings of Islam from the Holy Quran, advocating freedom, effective and just institutions, equal opportunities for all members of society, gender equality, economic and social progress, representative governance and effective institutions.
Katherine Marshall

Ending FGC: The Religious Factor

Katherine Marshall | February 6, 2016 | Religion
Since 2012, February 6 has been marked each year as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This reflects a wide global consensus that the ancient practice of cutting female genitals is a patent violation of human rights and human dignity.
Anushay Hossain

Obama's First US Mosque Visit: Better Late Than Never?

Anushay Hossain | February 5, 2016 | Politics
Republican candidates are running on anti-Muslim sentiment as a major political platform for their base, which makes Obama's speech all the more significant and relevant.
Rabbi Mark Wildes

Does God Care Who Wins The Super Bowl?

Rabbi Mark Wildes | February 5, 2016 | Religion
What's important to remember is that God cares about people and that our relationship with Him (as well as the sum of our merits) does somehow play a part in the way everything unfolds, maybe even the outcome of the Super Bowl.
Murali Balaji

For Hindu Americans, Long-Term Hopes for Pluralism More Than Just About Days Off

Murali Balaji | February 5, 2016 | Politics
As we celebrate Black History Month and remember the ongoing struggle for civil and human rights, one of the most striking lessons from history is that movements for social change never go smoothly.
Chandran Nair

The Other Entrepreneurs: The Resilient Farmers of Timor-Leste

Chandran Nair | February 5, 2016 | World
Maria Fatima is the chief of Maudemo, a village in Timor-Leste where life has long centered on small-scale farming. But with output from village farms facing rising competition from cheap, factory-processed foods, Maria spends much of her time helping her community look for ways of producing better tasting, higher-value food both for them to eat themselves and sell in nearby markets.
E.C. Iwata

Focus on the Family's LGBTQ Descendants: Executive's Gay Daughter Speaks Out

E.C. Iwata | February 5, 2016 | Religion
When attempting to talk about Focus on the Family, it's particularly difficult not to plunge head first into the dark waters of "Us vs. Them" as one its LGBTQ descendants. However, Amber Cantorna, a Focus executive's daughter, inspires us to try.
Halim Shebaya

Refugee Crisis: 'What Would Jesus Do?'

Halim Shebaya | February 7, 2016 | World
Ideally, there need not be an appeal to religious values when it comes to the respect of fellow human beings. But when politicians invoke Christian values, it is important to remind them what Jesus actually said when it came to the needy and marginalized people in society.
Nilofer Merchant

You Don't Even Know Me

Nilofer Merchant | February 7, 2016 | Religion
When society uses groups or stereotypes to sort, it discards the very thing that creates value. It's a lazy man's approach to thinking. Or, maybe it's not thinking at all. This laziness denies the very best thing each of us have to offer: ourselves.
Tom Krattenmaker

Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?

Tom Krattenmaker | February 5, 2016 | Religion
More Americans than ever before say they would not let their sons play football. Yet football remains our favorite spectator sport (it's not even close) and there is nothing to indicate that's about to change.
V.R. Marianne Zahn

Who -- Or What -- Is Being Saved?

V.R. Marianne Zahn | February 5, 2016 | Religion
About a year ago, I began a new ministry in a nearby neighborhood. Not wanting to muscle in on anyone else's turf and hoping to perhaps network with others in the area, I researched what else was going on around me.
Doyeon Park

Buddhist Reflection on Interfaith: In Observance of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

Doyeon Park | February 5, 2016 | Religion
With today's rapid pace of technological advancement, the world is getting more and more connected. Using the Internet, we can easily search what's happening out there and who's doing what. We are widely exposed to diversity. This is not limited to the cyber world. Especially living in a big city...
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

How Television (and Plays) Can Change the Religion/Science Discussion

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | February 5, 2016 | Religion
Can drama change the way we talk about religion and science? A fan of "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" and a former theater professional believe so. As part of Sinai and Synapses' series "More Light, Less Heat," John Sianghio and Seth Patterson share how the role of...
Jim Wallis

How to Move From Allies to Accomplices

Jim Wallis | February 5, 2016 | Politics
Only when we openly and truthfully speak to the roots of racism and inequality in our country -- white supremacy, white privilege, and the dehumanization and devaluation of black lives and bodies -- will we able to deal with the modern-day realities of that legacy.
Bernard-Henri Lévy

François Margolin's New Film Explores How Jihadists Are Made

Bernard-Henri Lévy | February 5, 2016 | World
Salafists is causing a sensation in Paris. The movie highlights -- and this, too, has seldom been done -- the religious inspiration that motivates these criminals.
Michael Stark

President Obama's Lessons on Religious Freedom

Michael Stark | February 5, 2016 | Religion
For a man whose personal beliefs have been called into question countless times, we all have something to learn from President Obama's faith and unequivocal endorsement of the freedom of religion.
Lukonde Mulenga

The Power of Prayer

Lukonde Mulenga | February 5, 2016 | Religion
The past couple of weeks have been incredibly tough for me. I have been straddled with the burden of stress so much so that it started to affect my physical health. As a college student, it's expected that I'll have stressful moments but sometimes, it become too hard for me...
Jonah C. Steinberg

Of Lenses, Laws and Looking Behind

Jonah C. Steinberg | February 5, 2016 | Religion
I am thinking quite a bit this week about Lot's wife, way back in the book of Genesis, mostly because a song inspired by her story, written by my friend the poet Alicia Jo Rabins, about looking back lovingly, is on loop in my mind; a love song to Sodom -- which could use a love song.
Andrew Farley

My Response to "The Bible Answer Man" Objections

Andrew Farley | February 5, 2016 | Religion
Recently, a caller asked Hank Hanegraaff ("The Bible Answer Man") about the message of grace that I share in my book "The Naked Gospel." Below are Mr. Hanegraaff's comments, along with my thoughts in response. Hank Hanegraaff: "Andrew Farley teaches that the Lord's Prayer is an old covenant prayer, and...
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