It Happened to Us All…

As we approach the ninth anniversary of 9/11, the following videos make an important statement. Since first publishing this post, I have been informed by one of my loyal readers that the organization that produced these videos, CAIR, is quite controversial, having been accused of having ties with Hamas and of its leaders making supremacist statements about Islam. I'm not familiar enough with CAIR or its activities to comment beyond that. I do think the videos themselves have a message that is … [Read more...]

How Do We Treat Our Guests?

I received an email this morning quoting the following letter, written by Fatma Al-Lawati, PhD., a distinguished scholar who is also a Muslim woman. She is a Fulbright scholar at the University of Virginia, and is committed to Muslim/Christian interfaith work. She recently experienced just how willing some Christians are to discriminate against Muslims. I think every contemplative Christian needs to read this as a grim reminder of just how easy it is for Christians to mistreat practitioners of … [Read more...]

Christianity, Islam & Buddhism (or, Two Conversations)

I had two conversations yesterday with two different people. While on the surface they seem to be entirely different conversations concerning different matters, on reflection I see that they are two aspects of the same discourse. They both involved the question of how Christianity (and individual Christians) ought to be relating to other religious traditions (and the practitioners of those traditions). Here's what happened:First, someone forwarded to my wife an alarmist video about projected … [Read more...]


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