Interfaith tolerance

The War On Religion Does Not Exist

Source: Huff Post Religion Apparently, attempts are underway to open a new front in the supposed “war on religion” in my home state of Louisiana as it takes center stage in the presidential primary season. Truth be told, from what I have seen lately, those claiming there is a war […]

New York Times Says Running Pam Geller’s Anti-Islam Ad Could Put Lives In Danger

The New York Times found itself at the center of a controversy on Thursday over its refusal to immediately run an anti-Islam ad. Fox News and the Daily Caller ran stories questioning whether the Times‘ decision to indefinitely delay publishing ad was a sign the paper had a religious double-standard. The articles note that the Times previously ran an […]

Faith Inspires: Interfaith Encounter Association

This week’s Faith Inspires highlights the Interfaith Encounter Association. Like last week’s Faith Inspires organization, the IEA works in Israel to unite leaders from diverse religious backgrounds. The group is a-political and all-inclusive, running a wide array of community building projects — from study groups for women to the hand-crafted wares sold through Oil for […]

5 Insights From the World’s Religions

Too often we see media reports about the violence and intolerance that religious fundamentalism engenders. Religion is used to justify terrorism, to discriminate against those who are different and to resist scientific advancement inherent in our modern lives. Religion can reinforce tribal mentalities. Some identify with their faiths as if […]

Opponents of Proposed Mosque Clash with Islamic Society Organizers

Fears that a mosque would bring religious extremists, and even ties to terrorism, surfaced Tuesday when leaders of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee arrived at an Eagle Forum meeting meant to rally Brookfield residents against the proposal. After the president and executive director of the society introduced themselves, the meeting at the Brookfield Library turned to […]