Today … in God, Pt 2: Wallis defends Cordoba house, Trump offers cash to buy it

Rev. Wallis Defends Imam Feisal, Plans to Build Cordoba HouseWASHINGTON, DC – Feisal Abdul Rauf is good friend who I have known for many years.  I’ve had the pleasure to work beside him in building bridges between Muslims, Christians, and Jews.  His heart and commitment to the work of reconciliation between people of different faiths and backgrounds has always shone through in everything that Feisal and his wife, Daisy Khan, do.  They are genuine peacemakers, and I know this controversy ab … [Read more...]

Today…in God: Weekend redux.

Charles M. Blow in the New York Times on Religious OutliersWith all of the consternation about religion in this country, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of just how anomalous our religiosity is in the world.A Gallup report issued on Tuesday underscored just how out of line we are. Gallup surveyed people in more than 100 countries in 2009 and found that religiosity was highly correlated to poverty. Richer countries in general are less religious.But that doesn’t hold true for the Un … [Read more...]