The Christian Basis for a Religiously Plural Democracy

In the last blog I asked how those who exercise their political responsibilities out of Christian commitment could share those responsibilities with non-Christians. The answer, if not simple, is itself profoundly Christian. One can start at many different places in the Bible to understand how people of different religions can share in a common human [Read More...]

Islam in Egypt and Freedom of Conscience

Today’s New York Times (April 29, 2012) reports that Egypt’s most conservative Islamic groups have announced their support for the most liberal candidate in the upcoming presidential election: an ex-Muslim Brotherhood leader; Mr. Aboul Fotouh. He is known for saying that the Quranic injunction that there should be no compulsion in religion means that governments [Read More...]

The Arab Spring and the Islamists

To maintain its popular support the MB needs a constitution that will give it a practical mandate to govern a modern state. [Read more...]

Of License Plates and the Slaughter of Cows

What happens when one religion’s ritual actions and public claims flatly assert that another religion’s ritual actions and public claims are worthless or false? [Read more...]

Shari’a in North Africa – Some Clarity Please

Neither ideology nor religion determine how a society works, that belongs to the people of that society alone as they interpret their beliefs into behavior. [Read more...]

Muslims in America

These days if you feel like a stranger in a strange land, then you have in fact come home. [Read more...]

Of Prayer and Presidency and Dialogue

Help all Texans, and Americans, get to know their neighbors of different religions well enough to be able to work together for the common good. [Read more...]

9/11 and American Religion – 10 Years on.

Increasingly dialogue has shifted from being a path for spiritual seekers to a tool for achieving social cohesion and building civil society. [Read more...]

Daniel Pipes an Islamophobe? Really? Really?

In the end the best friend of any people or religion is a friend of the truth, and that may include Daniel Pipes: even when he’s wrong. [Read more...]

Evangelicals need Dialogue

Evangelical leaders must surely know that their unfavorable attitudes toward a group of people that hold different religious views than their own cannot be justified as Christian. [Read more...]


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