• Pope Francis has a chance to spend political capital with Islam

    Pope Francis has a chance to spend political capital with Islam

    • May 23, 2016

    Ending a five-year freeze in relations, Pope Francis is set to meet the Grand Imam of the al-Azhar Mosque, Ahmed el-Tayeb, in the Vatican on Monday. The al-Azhar mosque and university complex in Cairo, Egypt, is widely considered the most prestigious institution in the Sunni Muslim world. Just to put

  • Moderate Muslims make push to harness social media

    Moderate Muslims make push to harness social media

    • Apr 3, 2016

    It’s the standard complaint Westerners always lodge whenever an act of Islamic terrorism happens anywhere: Why don’t moderate Muslims do something? As it turns out, though admittedly without the fanfare of a bomb going off someplace, they are. From Sunday through Tuesday, some 300 young leaders of religious groups and

  • Can Muslims and Christians coexist? 'Of Gods and Men' offers an answer

    Can Muslims and Christians coexist? 'Of Gods and Men' offers an answer

    • Nov 20, 2015

    Last week’s Paris terror attacks, and then the renewed controversy over the Syrian refugee crisis and resistance to accepting Muslim refugees into the United States, reflects ongoing concerns about terrorism among Americans. But it also reflects, in some circles, animosity and suspicion toward Muslims in general, or even toward Islam itself.