Archive: Interfaith Relations
Pumping our fists in victory or celebrating in the streets is probably not the best Christian response to anyone's death, even the death of a dangerous and violent enemy. The world can be relieved that a leader as evil as bin Laden can no longer plot the death of innocents. We can be grateful that his cynical manipulation and distortion of Islam into a message of division and hate is finally ended. Even if we sharply dissented from the moral logic or wisdom of the failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan of the last decade, we can be glad that a mass murderer has been stopped and brought to justice. And we can be hopeful that the face of the Arab world might now become the young non-violent activists for democracy rather than a self-righteous smirk of a self-promoting video character who tells us he is going to kill our children if we don't submit to his hateful agenda.
By Jim Wallis | May 3, 2011; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (0)
I understand the desire to investigate religious extremism, but these hearings are a gross affront to our freedoms and our principles. Instead of having "Muslim radicalization" hearings, I want to propose something truly radical: let's promote voices of inclusion instead of drumming up unwarranted suspicion and inciting fear.
By Chris Stedman | March 8, 2011; 02:24 AM ET | Comments (3)
There are alternatives to CAIR and Congressman King is providing them a platform.
By Jordan Sekulow | March 7, 2011; 06:34 PM ET | Comments (65)
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; 06:02 PM ET | Comments (9)
New research suggests that the end of the so-called "Christmas wars"--battles over how exclusively Christian public greetings or holiday displays should be--may come from a surprising place: Aunt Susan.
By Robert P. Jones | December 21, 2010; 03:43 PM ET | Comments (5)