Topic: Alliance of Civilizations
Religious fanatics capture headlines, but the big story is that interfaith cooperation has reached unprecedented levels. This is because religious communities are increasingly laying aside denominational jargon for the language of public collaboration.
05/13/2011 10:00 am
Religious intolerance is a daily reality in Europe, mainly targeted at Muslims. We need to better understand the dynamics behind the new trend of laws and popular opinion banning minority religious expression and stigmatizing Islam.
05/12/2011 09:00 am
Iran’s officially recognized 'spiritual leader' today may be Ayatollah Khamenei, but for hundreds of years, Iranian's real spiritual leader has been the Sufi poet Rumi – revered by many Westerners as well. Understand Rumi's poetry, and you will understand the true soul of Iran.
05/11/2011 01:33 pm
Free and fair elections alone will not cure the steep divisions in Arab societies. In fact, they will probably exacerbate them, because a crucial piece of the puzzle is missing: secularism.
05/10/2011 10:51 am
In a world of greater diversity and proximity, religion is everyone's business – a source of conflict, but also cooperation. The world's religions have one common call: to serve others. When people of faith unite around this shared value, they strengthen the public sphere.
05/09/2011 04:26 pm
The president, speaking at Cairo University, called for a 'new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.'
06/04/2009 01:00 am
'No better time' for change, say activists at this past weekend's youth conference in Doha, Qatar.
01/20/2009 12:00 am