Faith, politics, policy
Power Network Ohio Executive Director Gigi Traore—a Campus Progress Progressive Partner—met President Obama when he made a surprise drop-by at a roundtable conversation with young Americans at Cleveland State University two weeks ago.
Oklahoma has passed a constitutional amendment that would block shariah law in its state, but Muslims only make up .08 percent of Oklahoma’s population.
Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Kayvan Farchadi
A former senior at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University wrote a rap to give the conservative Christian school more street cred.
The controversy over erstwhile NPR correspondent reveals that the common theme of stoking fears over Muslims in America results in financial rewards.
Posted Friday, October 22, 2010 by Kayvan Farchadi
The Texas Board of Education is considering a resolution that would ban textbooks that portray Islam “too favorably” from its classrooms.
Posted Monday, September 27, 2010 by Braden Goyette
New investigative pieces reveal that religiously affiliated groups are funding anti-marriage equality initiatives and even possibly using federal funds to do so.
Posted Thursday, September 23, 2010 by Matt Comer
While the media pundits and political opportunists argue about the status of Muslims in the United States, conversations among American Muslims regarding their unique position have proliferated.
Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by Kayvan Farchadi
Laura Schlessinger may have been shamed into giving up her radio show after using the ‘n-word’ on the air recently, but anyone who looks at her past shouldn’t be the least bit surprised by her bigotry.
There’s increasing outrage over the very existence of Islam — from the so-called “mosque” two blocks from the Ground Zero site to “Burn a Quran Day.”
Posted Thursday, September 9, 2010 by Byard Duncan
Pastor Terry Jones, of the incongruously named Dove World Outreach Center, has organized a Quran burning at the group’s Gainesville, Fla., church. The White House, NATO, the U.S. embassy in Kabul, and General David Petraeus have all either expressed concern about this event or condemned it outright.
Posted Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by Kayvan Farchadi
Although 63 percent of those aged 65 and over oppose the construction of the Cordoba House, roughly the same number of young people support the center’s construction, according to the Pew Research Center.
Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by Kay Steiger
One younger writer is optimistic about tolerance between pro-choice and pro-life, but his optimism might be a tad too naive.
Posted Tuesday, August 17, 2010 by Kay Steiger
When Cyrus McGoldrick takes the stage, he’s not himself. McGoldrick raps as The Raskol Khan, often with the Freddy Fuego Sextet, an evolving group of musicians based in Harlem.
A San Francisco Evangelical church held its first ceremony Sunday welcoming seven openly non-celibate, gay pastors who had been previously barred.
Posted Thursday, July 29, 2010 by Lisa Gillespie
With only a week remaining before Arizona’s contentious Senate Bill 1070 becomes law, Arizona human and immigrant rights groups have found unlikely allies among the religious community.
Posted Thursday, July 22, 2010 in Reprints