Dual Citizenship and Divided Loyalties?

Were you aware that officially the United States does not allow its citizens to be citizens of any other country? When my wife became a US citizen four years ago one of the things she had to do was to renounce her Malaysian citizenship. Why? The US, and many other nations (but not all) resist [Read More…]

Endowed by Their Creator?

In recent public appearances Mitt Romney has been reminding his audiences that “our founding fathers said that our Creator has endowed us with rights. Not the government, but our creator.” His reference is to the US Declaration of Independence that states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that [Read More…]

Fighting for Religious Identity in a Pluralist World

Although it is in and out of the mainstream media, the problem faced by Muslims in Murfreesboro Tennessee goes on and on. Their effort to build an Islamic center faces continued protests as citizens try to “protect” their city from the deleterious influences of a “foreign” religion. Various anti-Shari’a law bills wending their way through [Read More…]

One God, Many Paths?

After a long hiatus in which I traveled to Europe, the Middle East, and Nepal I wanted to inaugurate this new blog format with a blog from last year. In every country I visited I found that the classical forms of inter-religious dialogue, dialogue centered around the search to understand and respect the religious beliefs [Read More…]

Muslim and American – from the Fiqh Council of North America

The Fiqh Council of North America, which is the closest thing the Muslim Community in North America has to a body that speaks on on behalf of all Muslims, has issued the following statement. The meaning is clear. For the original go to: http://www.fiqhcouncil.org/ The demand for this didn’t come from American Muslims, who have [Read More…]

Analysts, Religion, and Ideologues

Ideologies create fruitless conflict, and can finally destroy rather than preserve the very things they claim to value. [Read more…]

Ramadan and Hungry Ghosts

Our bent world turns upon itself, and even the light of revelation curves under that gravity to fall into a human sphere. [Read more…]

The Myops and Reality

Once there were some people who were quite myopic. Still, they got around just fine by getting up very close to things and kind of feeling around. One day the group of them saw a vast, ill defined shadow against the vague blue sky. As they approached it each saw something different. One saw, and [Read More…]

II Peter 1:16 – 21 – A Sermon

II Peter 1:16 – 21 Robert Hunt I. Introduction You’ve probably heard the old saying that “it’s hard when you’re up to your armpits in alligators to remember you came here to drain the swamp.” It might well have applied to the congregations that received this letter. There are plenty of clues that the Christians to whom the [Read More…]

Egypt’s Muslims Attend Coptic Services

Muslims turned up in droves for the Coptic Christmas mass Thursday night, offering their bodies, and lives, as “shields” to Egypt’s threatened Christian community. [Read more…]


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