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Ways Of Peace II: Non-Violence in the Islamic Traditions

published 3267 days ago in Blog

…the end of Ways of Peace II: Non-Violence in the Islamic Traditions, held April 9th in St. Paul, … of Peace II was a fountain of information about Islam from its roots to the present day, about … Islam’s relationship to other faith wisdom … to address challenging topics such as mis-use of Islam for political violence, women in Islam and in … and how the scholars and activists present regard Islam’s approach to lesbian, gay, bisexual and …


Can a Christian be a Universalist? Depends on what you mean by “Universalist”

published 3258 days ago in Blog

… When I was fourteen, I took a course on Islam. My high school required taking a certain number … of religion courses, and, in September 2001, Islam seemed to be an essential religion to be familiar … with. As I studied Islam, I began to fall in love with the religion. When … morning! I began to contemplate converting to Islam, entranced by the idea of being united to a faith … those who oppress them.] Things like this within Islam just don’t seem to be true reflections of …


Playing with fire: Quran burning and the deaths in Afghanistan

published 3288 days ago in Blog

…the name of religion do not grasp the essence of Islam. As the holy Qur’an makes clear: … a life is like saving the entire world.” Islam is a religion of peace (“peace” and … “islam” come from the same root), and the founder … I gave last summer about “How to Overcome Islamophobia”: …


Religion and Violence

published 1411 days ago in Blog

…People in the traditions of Christianity and Islam have partial experiences of both violent and … and justice. From deep in the tradition of Islam, here are two influential leaders, each of whom … different paths. Who do we declare is the face of Islam? Badshah Khan (Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan) was a … using powerful spiritual disciplines from within Islam to oppose the British in colonial India. He … Ḥusayn Shādhilī Sayyid Quṭb) was an influential Islamic intellectual with profound influence on …


Islam Today: A Muslim Quaker’s view
by Christopher Bagley

published 1515 days ago in Blog

…Christopher Bagley’s Islam Today: A Muslim Quaker’s View is very helpful … of tradition. Can there be a shared core in Islam and Quakerism? There are striking differences. … pamphlet addresses early Quaker views of Islam, comparative Quaker and Muslim views of spiritual … It is not fully a Muslim-Quaker’s view of Islam and it is not limited to today. It could be seen … is not the first word, or the last word, on the Islam/Quaker interface, but this pamphlet is a serious …



Muslim Women Gain Higher Profile in the US

published 3382 days ago in Blog

…has gained from honoring the gifts of women, Islam is also benefitting, as this recent article from … Sept. 11, 2001, not long after she founded the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, Soumaya Khalifa … Herald Tribune Soumaya Khalifa founded the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. Kendrick Brinson … the Bickerers Club, whose members love to argue. Islam was their topic du jour and their venue was a …




Cohen illuminates controversial relationship between Jews and Muslims

published 3335 days ago in Blog

…the establishment of the state of Israel. Is Islam intrinsically anti-Semitic? Historically, how … controversial debates — such as whether Islam is fundamentally anti-Semitic — and forged … blogs about the historical relationship between Islam and Judaism. “As a medievalist, I never … attitude on the position of Jews in the medieval Islamic world, and for careful scholarship based on …