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Prayers for the family and friends of those who lost their lives in Libya

This mornings news sweep revealed that there were several Americans who lost their lives in Libya today. The  last of the bullet points in the CNN newstory said: “Islam film blamed for protests.” So with a heavy heart today, we pray – we pray for those who lost their lives – the four Americans who were killed, … Continue reading

Prayers for Nigeria: When religion is wielded as a weapon, nobody wins.

If there is one thing I have learned from My 52 Weeks of Worship it’s that it is possible for people of all different faiths to live together, love one another, learn from one another, and respect each other. I found out about the bombings in Nigeria early Christmas morning, as I was wrapping Christmas … Continue reading

The words of the Catholic Mass are changing..what do you think about that?

Because my parents were raised Catholic – but did not raise me as a Catholic – the times that I visited Catholic churches during the first 52 weeks of My 52 Weeks of Worship were especially memorable. In my soon to be published book, My 52 Weeks of Worship: A Journey of Healing, Connection, and … Continue reading

On the death of Muamar Qadhafi: A Muslim Speaks

This post speaks for itself…I thank my friend, Ali Asadullah, for sharing his thoughts on the death of Muamar Qadhafi. Ali’s love for, knowledge of, and commitment to Islam speaks clearly through the following piece, which he has allowed me to share with you. Enjoy. To my Muslim & non-Muslim friends alike, I want to say … Continue reading

Ezili Danto and Nation of Islam Bring Purified Water to Thousands in Haiti

My first real exposure to Islam was when I visited the Nation of Islam’s Savior’s Day celebration. The perspective that some have about whether the Nation represents “true Islam” is reflected in the following excerpt from my book: When I was discussing my project with a friend of mine, Aneesah, that had been raised Muslim, … Continue reading

Mere Toleration is not an Option: Hearing His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, speak In Chicago

Last Sunday, after attending early services at my home church, me and 8000 of my closest friends attended an event held by the Theosophical Society in America called “Bridging the Faith Divide,” where His Holiness the XIVth, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, was the main event. The topic of his appearance: the need for inter-religious … Continue reading