I knew Shalin Shah only briefly. But I can honestly say that Shalin was one of the most courageous, purpose-driven and extraordinary individuals I have ever met.
Then things go very wrong. But when Noah's family gathers food for all the animals and for themselves into the ark, they all share again, living peaceably for the year they spend shut in during the flood.
I recently had a conversation with a black pastor who expressed surprise that Bishop Jakes had addressed the Black Lives Matter movement. Bishop Jakes' response to that is, "well, he must not know me."
This year, America's observance of Memorial Day coincides with the second day of the Jewish festival of Shavuot when we say Yizkor, the memorial prayers in memory of our departed loved ones.
We need to stop talking about women in ministry. Really, we do. Because every time we, men, talk about women in ministry we, perhaps inadvertently, place ourselves in the center of the conversation.
Military officers who wear their religion on their sleeve are a danger to our country at any time, but especially after the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001.
What do those two events -- a poll of religious identification and the climax of an iconic period drama -- have in common? In a very real sense, that last glimpse of Don prefigures the rise of the SBNRs.
Prayer And Meditation,
Food For Thought,
In due time, we're sure to find that our compassion, love, and attentiveness to those crises and responsibilities were the most powerful actions that brought us out of those storms for our greatest celebration that empowers us for the rest of our lives!
Least Of These,
Makers And Takers,
I thought it might be spiritually helpful to compare Fox's language about the poor to the language of Christ, both in substance and tone, and the deep feelings that these completely contrary languages, and their comparison, reveals.
I find much comfort within the shade of the Khilafat. But I am among those who know -- through study and experience -- what caliphate truly means and has the power to do.
Buddhist Relief Services,
Nepal Earthquake 2015,
When I was in Asia in April, I was inspired to start an educational foundation. I founded a school in Nepal 25 years ago, the Trungram International Academy, which teaches over 400 students a year, and I wanted to extend that opportunity to more children.
Muslim Leadership Initiative,
As I disengage from MLI, it does not necessitate an end to my dialogue with Zionists. Dialogue with Zionists is as crucial to Muslim-Jewish understanding as outreach to Evangelicals to advance Christian-Muslim relations. I will continue my journey towards healing that I yearn to achieve.
Last week, President Obama addressed an audience of religious leaders, policymakers, researchers and community organizers when he spoke as a panelist at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty.
So predictable are the Pope's critics on the Right that we seldom engage in sighting them or commenting on them in Sightings. But never to notice them does a disservice to those who would like a full accounting of the Pope-in-public, the Pontiff-in-the media, etc.
Top 10 questions about the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
Pope Francis's much anticipated encyclical on the environment and address to the UN provides Catholics a rare opportunity to take the lead on presenting the moral argument surrounding climate change.
I may not be a Muslim, but I know that calls for murder of civilians are not Islamic. For more than 10 years I lived and worked as a reporter in a dozen Islamic countries... Almost everywhere I found a kind and generous welcome.
In the dark sky of a hot August night, more than 2,000 American and British Paratroopers sat quietly amongst one another in the clouds in the bellies of aircrafts waiting for the moment that awaited them all: the jump.
The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints,
Growing up in a very conservative religious environment, it turned our world upside down when our 13-year-old son came out to us. The learning curve was steep since we were coming from a place of almost total ignorance about all things LGBT-related.
Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the gift of Torah, begins on Saturday night. The Torah itself describes this occasion as being accompanied by dramatic and terrifying noise and spectacle: thunder, long shofar blasts, earthquake, fire and smoke.