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Rev. Charles Gibbs
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Those Whose Stories We Have Not Heard

Posted July 6, 2011 | 13:40:35 (EST)

On July 4, 1976, America was swept up in the excitement of our bicentennial. Millions watched a flotilla of tall ships from 14 countries sail past the Statue of Liberty into the New York Harbor against the backdrop of the Twin Towers, and a profusion of rockets' red glare flowered...

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A Marshall Plan for a Post-Bin Laden World?

Posted May 6, 2011 | 17:40:19 (EST)

Responses to Osama bin Laden's death have ranged from jubilation to sober gratitude that a man who incited mass murder and acts of terror all over world has been removed from the scene. And while some of us are conflicted about the method chosen to mete out this "justice" --...

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Media Fan the Flames of Religious Intolerance

Posted March 25, 2011 | 20:18:25 (EST)

When a Florida church announced last summer that it was planning an "International Burn A Quran Day" to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the news spread rapidly through the Internet and was picked up by dozens of mainstream media outlets worldwide. Pastor Terry Jones's image and words were suddenly...

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For God, For Good, For Neighbor

Posted February 5, 2011 | 22:20:51 (EST)

More than a century before religious extremists brought down New York's Twin Towers, the opening act of a new era of terror, a visionary Hindu leader spoke these words to the first ever Parliament of the World's Religions on September 11, 1893: "Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have...

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