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No labels needed to reflect on Christmas

December 24th · 1 Comment · Christian, Florida Weekly, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Jesus, Muslim, Prophet Muhammad, Quran

Imam W.D. Mohammed undoubtedly said it best: “With reference to a saying of the Holy Prophet, your Imam calls attention to the fact that Muslims are to contribute to the wholesomeness of Christian religious holiday festivals. An indication of the Muslim role in promoting respect for wholesome and sacred celebrations is found in the teaching […]

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10 Essential Links of Our Time (or at least, recent days)

September 16th · No Comments · Catholic, Focolare, Islam, Jesus, Jewish, Muslim

Who’s afraid of shariah? by Sumbul Ali-Karamali, self-described “pledge-of-allegiance-reciting, California-raised Muslim girl.” Also an attorney with an additional degree in Islamic law — and among the most delightful writers around. Note the additional Essential Links in her penultimate paragraph: So the best thing to do is find out what Islam really is about. Talk to […]

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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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TnT and former Air Force chapels in ‘The Coastal Star’

August 11th · No Comments · Christian,, Jesus, The Coastal Star

Check out the links to my latest InterFaith21 offerings for The Coastal Star newspaper, including: This month’s Coastal Star, First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach’s Rev. Aaron Janklow and the popular TnT — or Twenties ’n’ Thirties — young professionals group he leads: Young minister succeeding on his mission And this month’s Look Inside our Places of Worship, the […]

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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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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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How people of faith (or claiming no particular faith) can learn from one another: Exhibit #7,032,009

July 25th · 1 Comment · Chiara Lubich, Christian, Focolare, Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Interfaith, Jesus, Muhammad

“We need to connect more with the history and the spirit of our brothers and sisters that preceded us in faith. Yes, I’m talking about the Christians. “Why do you think Imam Mohammed wanted us to have a relationship —wants us to have a relationship with the Focolare? I know he wants us and wanted […]

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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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