Leaning on dictators


We say democracy is the guiding light of humanity's potential, as a society. Take a look at humanity - not the man in the mirror, but the one at the door, on the sidewalk, in the car beside you, at the store. Take a look at the people in Midan Tahrir, the children, the women,… Continue reading Leaning on dictators

When the moon says it’s Rosh Hashanah and Eid al-Fitr, and the sun says it’s 9/11


When this year's Ramadan began, and it became apparent that 9/11 could end up being the first day of Eid al-Fitr, Muslim leaders in America became nervous. It could, after all, appear that the faithful, with parties and carnivals worldwide, were celebrating 9/11, rather than commemorating the end of Ramadan festival in their traditional way.

Being true to ‘our values’ is never ‘off message’


Since when is a matter of Constitutional principle "off message" for an American president? There can be nothing more on message, nothing more necessary for him to say and important for the entire world to hear, than we are equally tolerant of all faiths.

Pavillions of Promise: A Religious Conversation for Peace


"God is no one's pigment, no one's gender and no one's flag."Sister Joan ChittisterOctober 21, 2007Atlanta, GeorgiaIn the dusk of my dreams I have wandered through pointy roofed pavillions spilling across a shallow hillside, reaching the darkened road that runs below. It is a fair, the greatest exhibition of humankind's noblest pursuit, born out of… Continue reading Pavillions of Promise: A Religious Conversation for Peace