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St. Gregory’s ‘Children of Abraham,’ Hazelton on Quran

January 21st · No Comments · Interfaith

I’m thanking our Maker for the Rev. Andrew Sherman and his St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church congregation of Boca Raton, for Rabbi David Steinhardt of the nearby B’nai Torah Congregation, and for all who gathered for last night’s “Children of Abraham” event to which I was invited to speak. The evening’s wonderful spirit seemed to me a […]

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What 72 virgins? Lesley Hazleton on reading the Koran

January 21st · 1 Comment · Quran

“There are no 72 virgins in the Quran. That idea only came into being 300 years later, and most Islamic scholars see it as the equivalent of people with wings sitting on clouds and strumming harps.” — Lesley Hazelton Much appreciation to my friend and teacher Tom O’Brien (whose New Testament Bible Study Course just […]

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The Charter for Compassion: Karen Armstrong et al. going global with the Golden Rule

August 3rd · No Comments · Interfaith

Inspiring people to think differently about religion: “The Charter will show that the voice of negativity and violence so often associated with religion is the minority and that the voice of compassion is the majority.” Here’s the kind of email I love to receive — and share. Please keep ’em coming: “I was part of […]

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