Archive: Religious Freedom
We must ask ourselves what it means for Congress to be exposing an entire religious community to "bigotry and persecution."
By Arthur Waskow | March 8, 2011; 04:31 AM ET | Comments (2)
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)
Time to light our nonviolent sparks.
By Arthur Waskow | January 30, 2011; 03:26 PM ET | Comments (9)
Radio talk hosts are wasting their breath and our time in challenging the notion that hateful words spawn hateful action. We know that "hateful words" induce conflict.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | January 11, 2011; 03:22 PM ET | Comments (5)
I was asked by the organizers of yesterday's "One America Working Together," rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington to give one of three 5-minute mini-sermons at the interfaith service that kicked off the rally. I was asked to speak on ...
By Arthur Waskow | October 3, 2010; 03:58 PM ET | Comments (0)
I really didn't want to bring this up but wouldn't God think it perverted for one person to criticize another's faith? Didn't God make us all in his own image?
By Sally Quinn | August 31, 2010; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (18)
Turn off the hate-spewing commentators and go out and meet your neighbors. Practice the tolerance, love and compassion that every religion at its best preaches. Remember--if we fail to support the right of any one religion to meet, worship and educate, our own rights are jeopardized.
By Starhawk | August 26, 2010; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (32)
My solution? Build a mosque, a synagogue, and a Chapel in the same place. That's the real American answer....
By Matt Maher | August 20, 2010; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (0)
There is an irony in that the very people who claim to defend America's traditional values are the ones who are so very willing to hand over victory after victory to Osama Bin Laden.
By R. Elisabeth Cornwell | August 17, 2010; 01:59 PM ET | Comments (3)
Do we really want to give the government the right to pick and choose which religions get to build where?
By James Standish | August 13, 2010; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (8)
For months, in New York City there has been a boiling controversy over plans to build a peace-committed mosque and Islamic cultural center two blocks from the site of the World Trade Centers. Last week, the Anti-Defamation League threw the national Jewish community into this debate by opposing the construction of the planned mosque. The Shalom Center, after consultations with a remarkable array of rabbis and other Jewish leaders from a broad spectrum of Jewish life, supports the building of the mosque and strongly disagrees with the ADL's position. The statement of these leaders, a list of the 30 initiating signers including Rabbis from a very broad spectrum of Jewish life -- Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform, and Renewal is below. We invite you to sign, to join a vigil at noon on Thursday August 5, and to call the ADL to urge them to change their stance.
By Arthur Waskow | August 3, 2010; 09:57 AM ET | Comments (12)