Oliver Thomas and Charles C. Haynes, USA Today Religious freedom can be a divisive issue, but it’s important. My group is renewing our commitment to the First Amendment, by signing this charter. In the turbulent 1960s, John Courtney Murray famously reminded Americans that the Constitution begins Continue Reading
Should Christians Tolerate False Religious Beliefs?
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Basu: City council candidate fled tribal hatred in homeland to face a different kind here By Rekha Basu
As folks began gathering in Des Moines’ Cowles Commons on Monday to denounce the racist hatred that turned fatal in Charlottesville, a tall man moved about handing out candles and occasional hugs. Event organizer Connie Ryan of the Iowa Interfaith Alliance welcomed people and, to cheers, thanked Continue Reading
As Muslim women, we actually ask you not to wear the hijab in the name of interfaith solidarity
By Asra Q. Nomani and Hala Arafa Last week, three female religious leaders — a Jewish rabbi, an Episcopal vicar and a Unitarian reverend — and a male imam, or Muslim prayer leader, walked into the sacred space in front of the ornately-tiled minbar, or pulpit, at the Khadeeja Islamic Center in Continue Reading