Archive: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011
Religion is a search for the holy, the eternal, the real; which is clearly far beyond politics and political theories. It is quest for the God. We should be asking Him to fill our hearts with infinite peace instead of claiming to be the sole executer of the political blueprint stemmed out of the edict from heaven.
By Rajan Zed | February 4, 2011; 1:02 PM ET | Comments (1)
Religion should motivate people to move away from corruption and violence and should steer clear from politics.
By Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | February 4, 2011; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)
How the US responds to the surge of democratic aspiration in the Arab world will not only help shape the future of the region, but will also dictate the state of American relationships with the Arab world and the Muslim world for the next century.
By Pamela K. Taylor | February 3, 2011; 6:39 PM ET | Comments (14)
Egypt was Christian before she was Muslim. She retains a significant Christian population. American Christians, including political candidates like Mike Huckabee, should not endanger those brothers and sisters in Christ through rash statements.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 3, 2011; 6:30 PM ET | Comments (6)
The most radically patriotic thing that he could do now, the most loving thing, the thing that would honor God, Islam and his own place in history would be to leave the country he has ruled and no doubt loves. Such is still possible. Sometimes radical loves means saying goodbye.
By Valerie Elverton Dixon | February 3, 2011; 6:20 PM ET | Comments (4)
Even if the homeless Jesus of Nazareth somehow made it to Washington, D.C., he doesn't own the right Armani suit nor does his entourage possess the necessary corporate class required for admission into the hallowed halls of Hilton's International Ballroom.
By Becky Garrison | February 3, 2011; 1:13 PM ET | Comments (3)
What was gripping about the president's words was how clearly his concern for "the least of these" peppered his every sentence. He said that he prays regularly, that it keeps him humble and focused on those who struggle.
By Susan K. Smith | February 3, 2011; 9:46 AM ET | Comments (0)
Republican and Catholic leaders may find themselves increasingly out of touch with their constituents and congregants on gay marriage.
By Robert P. Jones | February 2, 2011; 5:22 PM ET | Comments (9)
Muhammad cannot be kept out of Arab politics.
By Deepak Chopra | February 1, 2011; 9:05 PM ET | Comments (5)
Religion can provide the greatest value and answers to the pressing issues that confront us, be they social, political, economic, or health-related.
By Russ Gerber | February 1, 2011; 9:02 PM ET | Comments (2)
The inspiration may be religious but the policy that will prevail must always be pragmatic.
By Janet Edwards | February 1, 2011; 6:07 PM ET | Comments (3)
It is my prayer that this complex, at times difficult, relationship between fervent faith and democratic openness can be preserved in Egypt.
By Serene Jones | February 1, 2011; 6:02 PM ET | Comments (9)
It seems to be a bad idea for any religious group, Christian, Muslim, or otherwise, to inspire and control political life.
By Susan K. Smith | February 1, 2011; 4:09 PM ET | Comments (3)
Whenever I hear a country's name branded with a faith, whether in aspiration or fact, I wonder about the safety, rights, and security of all those who don't fit under that label.
By Jason Pitzl-Waters | February 1, 2011; 2:37 PM ET | Comments (3)
I don't want to see an officially Islamic Egypt nor an officially Christian America.
By Barry Lynn | February 1, 2011; 2:05 PM ET | Comments (75)
Internet access is a new human rights issue and a new dynamic Christian ethical issue because these overlap in the affirmation of humanity and the universal human quest for dignity and freedom.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | February 1, 2011; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (5)
What will come next in Egypt is still in question, but the rise of an Islamic theocracy is hardly assured.
By Welton Gaddy | February 1, 2011; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (5)
Even more so than with Christianity, Mike Huckabee's own religious faith, Islam calls for a unity of purpose in the sacred and secular realms. All of life is to be governed by the will of Allah - of G-d. If one looks at the "99 names of G-d" in Islam, one gets the distinct feeling that justice, mercy, compassion, love, and beneficence are mighty important. If those are "G-d's standards" there, too, I have no problem with it!
By Max Carter | February 1, 2011; 9:47 AM ET | Comments (3)
It's interesting that some politicians can see dangers in a theocracy or in a government that favors one religion over others only when it's their religion that isn't favored. Holiness isn't all it's cracked up to be.
By Herb Silverman | January 31, 2011; 5:28 PM ET | Comments (9)
The old regimes of power in the Middle East are being shaken by a revolution that is deeply spiritual, but that is not captive to the dominant religious impulses of the region.Young people have found a way around the control of information of repressive regimes by effectively using the Internet and especially social media. And if that's not spiritual, I don't know what is.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | January 31, 2011; 5:17 PM ET | Comments (15)
When it comes to the role of religion in politics, Americans and Egyptians are pretty well in agreement.
By Reza Aslan | January 30, 2011; 10:31 PM ET | Comments (155)
Time to light our nonviolent sparks.
By Arthur Waskow | January 30, 2011; 3:26 PM ET | Comments (9)