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Celia Wexler

Pope Francis Tightens The Reins On 'Listless' Nuns

Celia Wexler | July 23, 2016 | Religion
For some time now, I've been concerned that while Pope Francis was awfully good at improving the tone of the church, he hasn't done much to actually change things. You know, by issuing Papal edicts.
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: The Last Gasp of Atatürk

Nathan Gardels | July 22, 2016 | World
If the aim of the coup plotters was to derail Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's march toward autocratic rule and restore the country firmly on the secular path envisioned by its modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, their failure achieved the opposite result. The last gasp of Atatürk has breathed new life into Erdogan's troubled and troubling tenure. (continued)
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Confusion

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Your sense of identity drives your behavior. So when you're confused about who you are, you'll have a lot of confusion about how you should be investing your time.
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Perfect Example

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Against this backdrop, I was continuing to focus on getting seven hours in bed (with all the time zone changes that didn't equate to seven hours of sleep, but I was at least horizontal), exercising regularly, keeping in touch with friends, staying involved in my church, serving my coaching clients, and being open to the huge influx of new client inquiries that have come in.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Ms. Clinton -- Awake! -- The Times they Are A 'changing!

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Dear friends, News reports this week said that Ms. Clinton is assessing vice-presidential candidates with two litmus test: that they must be able on a moment's notice to become President; and therefore that they must be experts on foreign policy.
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

This Quote Used To Really Bother Me

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | July 22, 2016 | Religion
In the past, I really haven't liked this quote because I quite frankly don't like the idea of my time not being my own.
Dean Obeidallah

Trump Can Scare You, but He Can't Keep You and Your Family Safe

Dean Obeidallah | July 22, 2016 | World
His proposals on national security from his Muslim ban to "taking" ISIS' oil and "bomb[ing] the hell out of" the group have been slammed by terrorism and national security experts, even Republicans ones.
Su'ad Abdul Khabeer

A Letter To The President

Su'ad Abdul Khabeer | July 22, 2016 | Religion
A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to the first White House Eid celebration. I accepted that invitation, primarily, to deliver a letter to President Barack Obama. I am sharing that letter in order to bring further attention to the issues it raised.
John Barton

A Different Kind of Coup? Why You Should Care About A "Reclusive" Turkish Imam in Pennsylvania

John Barton | July 23, 2016 | Religion
Fethullah Gülen may be the most influential Muslim leader in the world that you've never heard of. Or, at least, that may have been true until last week. Gülen, a "reclusive" Turkish imam who resides in Pennsylvania in self-imposed exile, has millions of followers worldwide but...
Graham E. Fuller

The Gulen Movement Is Not a Cult -- It's One of the Most Encouraging Faces of Islam Today

Graham E. Fuller | July 22, 2016 | World
The target of Erdogan's purge -- the movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen -- is not dangerous. It's one of the most moderate and socially constructive organizations in the Muslim world. In attacking it, Erdogan is planting the seeds for his own destruction.
Joan E. Dowlin

Love Makes A Comeback

Joan E. Dowlin | July 22, 2016 | Religion
As a gay person growing up in America, I know the shame and fear of coming out. I was raised in the 1950s and I never could have imagined we would ever achieve gay marriage or be able to openly serve in the military or adopt children.
MuslimGirl

Let's Talk About The Dress Code For Muslim Men

MuslimGirl | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Covering up a bit more than usual at the beach while your wife or sister is beautifully covered is a wonderful form of solidarity. It's also a great form of modesty.  Your wife or sister will appreciate it.
Jonah C. Steinberg

The Neighbour's Perspective

Jonah C. Steinberg | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Interwoven through the epopee of exploits that is the narrative fabric of the biblical book of Numbers appear several threads of structuring instructions - orders of marching, tribe by tribe; orders of camping, banner by banner, around the central tabernacle; orders of service,...
Muslim Writers Collective

On Flip-Flops, Camels, and my Dad

Muslim Writers Collective | July 21, 2016 | Religion
The Jadeed Voices Initiative is a special project by the Muslim Writers Collective which offers a platform to reflect on our faith and the diversity among us by highlighting the exigency of promoting nuanced, multifaceted perspectives. We will be sharing one narrative a day from July 8-22. For...
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

From Iran to Nice, We Must Confront All Terrorism to End Terrorism

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | July 21, 2016 | World
The Nice truck slaughter -- indeed the slaughtering by ISIS in general -- and the MEK's killing of thousands of Iranians are both worthy of our attention and condemnation
Katie Mitchell

When You Make Friends With Death

Katie Mitchell | July 21, 2016 | Religion
Love goes on and on and on. Always.
Kerry Walters

The Religious Right's Last Gasp

Kerry Walters | July 22, 2016 | Religion
I can think of nothing that’s done more damage to American Christianity than the Religious Right.  Despite what the movement’s prophets sanctimoniously shout from their pulpits, it’s not secular humanism, gay marriage, abortion, the ACLU, evolution, porn, or the ban against school prayer that’s most eroded Christianity in this country. ...
Daniel Koehler

The Most Overlooked Resource in Fighting Violent Extremism? Moms.

Daniel Koehler | July 21, 2016 | World
STUTTGART, Germany -- Counterterrorism efforts often fail to engage the families of would-be terrorists, despite their ability and eagerness to help.
John Weirick

Why Introverts Would Rather Avoid Church

John Weirick | July 21, 2016 | Religion
You are different than the person next to you. That's a good thing. In a community, others won't believe, look, or act like you. When it comes to personality types and temperaments, the differences get even more distinct -- especially between introverts and extroverts.
Muslim Writers Collective

Lost and Found

Muslim Writers Collective | July 21, 2016 | Religion
The Jadeed Voices Initiative is a special project by the Muslim Writers Collective which offers a platform to reflect on our faith and the diversity among us by highlighting the exigency of promoting nuanced, multifaceted perspectives. We will be sharing one narrative a day from July 8-22. For...
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