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What I Wear Is My Choice!

Bushra Alvi | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Bushra Alvi

Perhaps, like everything else, there is no single meaning of the abaya for Muslim women across the globe.

Rabbi Menachem Froman Z"L: Worth Remembering

Reb Ezra Weinberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Reb Ezra Weinberg

Rav Froman took the time and built relationships with Palestinians, particularly in religious settings. He had the holy chutzpah (or audacity) to go and meet his Palestinian neighbors. He became a living testament that putting a human face on your enemy is a game changer.

It's The Hypocrisy, Stupid: Fundamentalist Christian Bullies Running Amok in America's Military

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Uncle Sam: Dominionist Puppet? Fundamentalist Christians are pulling out all stops to make this a reality. 'Tis the season when goodwill, family unit...

15 Things Not to Say to a Recovering Fundamentalist Christian

Samantha Field | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Samantha Field

There have been plenty of things I've heard since I left Christian fundamentalism after spending 14 years (more than half my life) in it, and most of them make me want to tear my hair out.

Let's Stick to Facts on Evolutionary Theory

Carl Safina | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

Evolution is as scientifically accepted as gravity. And while we don't quite understand how gravity works, we know a lot about how evolution works -- much more than Charles Darwin, even with all his genius, could have dreamt.

Advice to the Sphinx: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Kelly James Clark | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Kelly James Clark

Misdirected religious fervor can destroy priceless relics just about anywhere. So it's not surprising that an Egyptian sheik would find a convenient target in his own backyard. Given the size and status of the Sphinx and the Pyramids, they afford a convenient target.

On The Death Of My Mother And The Nature of Love

Andrew Himes | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Andrew Himes

That's the image of Mom that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. She was a woman who bore up through terrible pain, who was damaged by that pain and lived through it.

Emerging from Fundamentalism

Andrew Himes | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Andrew Himes

I entertained the illusion that I was free of my grandfather altogether - free of his religion, free of his politics, free of his culture, free of his belief in God, and free, almost, of my family.

The Trouble With Christian Labels

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

As I read the recent profile of Michele Bachmann in The New Yorker, it was painfully clear that the what-is-an-evangelical question remains largely unanswered for many who live outside the born-again bubble.

Thousands Cheer Bin Laden's Death at White House (PHOTOS)

Jeff Malet | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Jeff Malet

The announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden sparked a spontaneous celebration at the north gate of the White House with chants of USA USA and the...

Why the Media Wants Americans to Donate to Haiti But Not Pakistan

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The American public does not know that Haiti is a nation that has long been been a thorn in the side of the American government while Pakistan is a nation which the U.S. already has great influence on.

Burqa Bans From an American Muslim's Perspective

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Banning and denigrating a cultural tradition simply divides communities and engenders anger and resentment in a way that is not constructive toward building a multicultural society.

Hypocrisy Watch: Yet Another Legislator of Morality to Resign Over Affair with Staffer

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Yet another in a lengthening line of legislative moralizers will resign today as a result of his own hypocrisy. Today's example is Congressman Mark So...

Murdoch and Fox Portray Black Men as Terrorists on 24

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronald B. Robinson

The first two Presidents on 24 were Black men. The first was assassinated and the second was responsible for allowing nuclear bombs into the country, causing mass destruction.

Why Conservative Christians So Often Fail the Common Good (Part I)

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
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Richard T. Hughes

Why do so many evangelical and fundamentalist Christians so often disregard two requirements that are central to the bible and to the teachings of Jesus: peacemaking and justice for the poor?

Remembering My Battle Against Fundamentalists

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Our biggest accomplishment was standing up for those torn down by the TV evangelists.

An Open Letter to Sarah Palin

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

This is not about disrespecting your private beliefs, Sarah. But you have a huge conflict of interest here by running for office and you can't have it both ways.