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Focolare Word of Life: Forgive

August 10th · 1 Comment · Bible, Catholic, Chiara Lubich, Focolare, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Interfaith, Old Testament, Quran, The Mosque Cares

Focolare Word of Life – August 2014 “Forgive your neighbour the wrong done to you, and then your sins will be pardoned when you pray.” — Sir 28:2). One of our dear friends among the Focolare Movement — founded and championed by what  might best be described as genuine Christians — just shared their Word of Life for August 2014. […]

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Baptists & Muslims? And more: ‘Model Interfaith Dialogue & Unity’ series continues this Sunday Dec. 19

December 14th · No Comments · Bible, Christian, Focolare, Jewish, Muslim, Quran

More scenes: — C.B. Hanif

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Rallying with PBAU students to take back religion

September 13th · 1 Comment · Bible, Christian, Extremism, Interfaith, Jesus, Jewish, Muslim

I was invited as one of the speakers for Saturday’s impromptu rally, primarily of  Palm Beach Atlantic University students, whose message was that those extremists and haters who claim to be speaking for our Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other faiths are full of it.

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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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A good day: Bible on the Beach to Pre-Ramadan Dinner

August 10th · 1 Comment · Bible, Christian, Community Life, Islam, Muslim, Ramadan

The manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all — I Corinthians 12:7. First: We continue to pray for relief and the complete recovery of our dear Imam Dr. Nasir Ahmad, of Miami’s Masjid Al-Ansar,  from pneumonia complications. Second, Miss Tee Jackson continues to deserve kudos for bringing people together […]

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Burn, pastor, burn?

August 5th · No Comments · Bible, Christian, Islam, Jesus, Quran

While we’re in this neighborhood (see last couple of posts): Though I generally shared his sentiments, I wish CNN’s Rick Sanchez had been more journalist than TV personality in his interview of Pastor Terry Thomas. It may have helped to see and hear more of the “Islam is of the Devil” pastor’s thinking.

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More Bible on the Beach: transcendent shared values

August 1st · 2 Comments · Bible, Christian, Interfaith

Another wonderful job Saturday by my friend Tee Jackson, sharing universal principles from a Christian perspective with her dawn class at the Lake Worth Municipal Beach. Yep, “Where there is unity there is peace; where there is disunity there is discord.” She’s right about “Exercising Your Faith.” Some scenes:

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‘Bible on the Beach’ theme: Exercise Your Faith

July 24th · 4 Comments · Bible, Interfaith

Great daybreak class this morning at the Lake Worth Municipal Beach led by Tee Jackson, a wonderful teacher sharing universal principles from her Christian perspective: “Some of us lift weights, watch our diets religiously and spend countless hours in the gym. Do we display that same determination in our spiritual lives? Do we have that same […]

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On Malaysian Bibles & misguided ‘Muslims’

January 27th · 2 Comments · Bible, Christian, Extremism, Florida Conference of Muslim Americans, Islam, Jesus, Martin Luther King, Muslim, Quran

“Last November the Malaysian government refused to release 10,000 Bibles it had seized because they contained the word Allah to refer to God…A few Muslims unfortunately went further and attacked churches, badly damaging some of them. Such actions are condemnable as they contradict normative Islam.” Appreciation to my friend Imam Enrique Rasheed of Jacksonville for […]

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Discovering the New Testament with Tom O’Brien at Bethesda-by-the-Sea

July 2nd · No Comments · Archbishop of Canterbury, Baptism, Bethesda-by-the-Sea, Bible, Christian, Episcopal, Florida Atlantic University, Isaac, Ishmael, Jesus of Nazareth, Marcus J. Borg, Martin Smith, New Oxford Annotated Bible, New Testament, Old Testament, Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Rowan Williams, Thomas G. O’Brien

A different way of thinking about the Bible — namely through the lens of modern biblical scholarship informed by reason — is the premise of Thomas G. O’Brien III’s 15-week course at Bethesda-by-the-Sea. Each class is a treasure, thanks to his love of the richness of the Bible, his encyclopedic knowledge of its history and […]

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