No member of the Texas State Board of Education has damaged the state's educational system more than the anti-intellectual Ken Mercer. And now, voters have the opportunity to put an end to his embarrassing actions.
Three themes from "Glee" provide compelling frames for the stories of different religious traditions uniting around care of God's creation: inclusion and tolerance, persistence over time, and love and transformation.
I wish every American could have sat in my seat this morning, celebrating Eid-El-Fitr Sallah. It reminded me of a 4th of July celebration, though many Americans would find it incomprehensible to compare a Muslim ceremony with the 4th of July.
Every religious scripture has questionable ideas. To say the Quran promotes terrorism because of violent passages is as wrong as saying the Jewish and Christian faiths are evil because the way God is portrayed sometimes gets a little nasty.
Many have urged that September 11 this year not be a time of demonstrations for or against Cordoba House or any other issue; rather, let it be a quiet day of commemoration and mourning. Let our loss be what we remember on Saturday.
We will shine a light on what is false, until the world sees what we see. And if it falls to us to be known forever after as the spark for that bonfire, it is as the Lord has written: Any publicity is good publicity.
Taylor Branch is a progressive to be reckoned with when it comes to documenting the history of the American civil rights movement. That's why I was so shocked to read his account of Glenn Beck's Fox-hyped rally in Washington.
Khamemi savve jive
Savve jiva khamantu me
Mitti me savve bhuesu
Veram majaham na kenai
I ask for forgiveness from all living beings;
May all living beings grant me forgiveness.
My friendship is with all living beings;
I have hostility towards none.