Tag: Islam

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    “Pilgrimages are undertaken because people want to move beyond their normal, mundane life,” says Virginia Raguin, a professor at the College of the Holy Cross. Raguin is also the curator of a traveling exhibit on pilgrimages in Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. More

    November 4, 2011 | Comments

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    “When Muslims want to respectfully dispose of a text of the Qur’an that is no longer usable, we will burn it,” says Imam Jihad Turk, director of religious affairs at the Islamic Center of Southern California. More

    September 16, 2011 | Comments

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    Ten years after 9/11, the American public is “like an individual suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder,” writes ethicist Robin Lovin. “We are unable to return to the old world we thought we understood, but we cannot tolerate the noise and uncertainty of the new world, either.” More

    September 12, 2011 | Comments

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    “Have we healed? Yes, healed with a hole. It’s never a complete healing, but at least there a willingness to write a new chapter of life,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, a New York Fire Department chaplain. More

    September 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “You’re not tolerant,” says this Christian philosopher, “if you’re indifferent. You’re tolerant if you disapprove of the other person’s religion but put up with it nonetheless.” More

    September 9, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb01-students-sept11

    College and university students recall 9/11 and reflect on how it affected their spiritual lives. More

    September 6, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb01-interfaithrelations

    The past decade may have brought Americans new interfaith understanding, but it has also expanded interfaith tensions. More

    September 2, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb01-appleby-10years

    “This decade has been a time of encountering and engaging Islam in a new way that also causes Christians to think about their own identities and understand God and God’s love for people beyond the Christian world,” says Notre Dame history professor Scott Appleby. More

    September 2, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb01-frenchsecularism

    “Secularism is indispensable. It’s a protection so everyone has peace, believers and non-believers,” according to one French citizen. More

    June 24, 2011 | Comments

  • thumb01-jocelyncesari

    “For most of the French, religion was an enemy of democracy, liberalization, freedom,” says this political scientist who specializes in Islamic studies, and “a synonym for public disorder.” More

    June 24, 2011 | Comments

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