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Talk About Civility

November 10th · No Comments · Barack Obama, Florida Weekly, Muslim

My latest in Florida Weekly’s Palm Beach Gardens edition: A lot of folks are talking about civility these days. But is anyone doing anything about it? Well, yeah — er, I mean, yes. Yet it seems the busier folks in this arena are those promoting even more incivility in our national public discourse.

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Hear hear: ‘MLK tells us why the mosque must be built’

August 22nd · No Comments · Barack Obama, Bible, Christian, Extremism, Interfaith, Islam, Martin Luther King, Muslim

Stephanie J. Jones, in today’s Washington Post (There are no outsiders among us),  eloquently  voices my argument that at the groundbreaking, dedication and grand opening of  the Cordoba Initiative’s Islamic community center in Manhattan, the 9/11 victims’ survivors should be standing out  front — and in front of them, survivors of the innocent Muslim victims. Let’s send that picture […]

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Swiftboating a mosque? It ain’t a mosque, of course. And it ain’t at Ground Zero. In face of right-wing’s latest stampede effort, a president and mayor stand for right

August 14th · No Comments · Barack Obama, Interfaith, Islam, Muslim

“I am ashamed to say that it took me a week to focus on the facts and it wasn’t until I heard an architect from NY describe where the building was, that it was in the middle of a row on (sic) buildings on a city block, and how it was designed inside that I […]

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Texts of Ramadan greetings from Obama, Pelosi, Clinton

August 13th · No Comments · Barack Obama, Interfaith, Islam, Muslim, Prayer, Ramadan

Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world reflect upon the wisdom and guidance that comes with faith, and the responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God…And here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made […]

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“L ‘shana tova” and “Eid Mubarak”

September 20th · No Comments · Barack Obama, Jewish, Ramadan

“May you have a good year, and may you be inscribed for blessings in the book of life.” — President Barack Obama in his recorded greeting to Jews worldwide who began celebrating Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, at sundown Friday. President Obama also released a statement to mark the end of Ramadan (which occurred Saturday […]

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President Obama’s Ramadan Message

August 22nd · No Comments · Barack Obama, Islam

Dear All, It is my privilege, on behalf of, to try to make sense of the incomprehensible. The briefest account of what is alleged to have happen two years ago provokes immediate recall even for people who don’t specifically recall where: the Dunbar Village Housing development in West Palm Beach, FL. I am a […]

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President Obama’s Interfaith Message in Cairo…

July 3rd · No Comments · As salaam alaikum, Barack Obama, Cairo, Christian, Dress, Enlightenment, Extremism, Holocaust, Interfaith, Kenya, Ku Klux Klan, Liberalism, Muslim, Quran, Race, Renaissance, Slavery, The Coastal Star, The Huffington Post, Women

this month’s InterFaith21 column, is at The Coastal Star: There he was in Cairo, our president, stealing our lines: Uniting people of faith, or no particular faith, in the 21st century. President Barack Obama bestrode multiple worlds, representing Americans in ways that hasn’t happened since … ever….he not only explained Islam to Americans, and America […]

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Focolare Movement: Does anyone live interreligious dialogue better?

June 26th · 2 Comments · Barack Obama, Bible, Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Catholic, Chiara Lubich, Christian, Creator, Focolare, Golden Rule, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Interfaith, Jesus, Muslim, Quran

It’s like this, Humanity: We’re not when we want to be. But we ain’t where we was. Here’s yet another exhibit of that reality. One definition of interreligious dialogue is cooperation and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions. Nobody does that better, in my experience, than the members of the lay Catholic movement […]

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