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And not a moment too soon. After losing out on a $1.5 million chair in Islamic studies last month, Temple University announced it has received a new gift from a local energy executive and former Catholic seminarian to fund a […]

Princess Diana has posthumously entered the interfaith relations debate a decade after her death. The inquest into her death heard that her mother called her a “whore” for “sleeping with Muslim men.” Frances Shand Kydd made the comment when she […]

I have enjoyed and recommended the books of the chief rabbi of England, Jonathan Sacks. I see today that he’s both on the offensive and defensive. On the offensive, attacking multiculturalism. Multiculturalism promotes segregation, stifles free speech and threatens liberal […]

See the video announcement here. The TED Prize was introduced in 2005, and it is unlike any other award. Although the winners receive a prize of $100,000 each, the real prize is that they are granted a WISH. “A wish […]

FeilerFaster takes you where few other blogs, or at least few other blogs on Beliefnet, dare to go. Earlier this year, it was backstage at the Super Bowl. Now, the World Series! On Sunday night, following an all-night blow-out for […]

Karen Armstrong recently sat down for an interview with Islamica Magazine and was asked about the perpetual threats that we’re in a “clash of civilizations.” Here was her answer. The divisions in our world are not the result of religion […]

As a supporter of interfaith relations, I find it easy to be dismayed by the constant drumbeat of needless, knee-jerk anti-Muslim rhetoric coming out of the political-media realm today. I’ve been looking at old films of Moses for my new […]

Good news-bad news today in the flurry of activity around a new initiative to promote Muslim-Christian dialogue. More than 130 Muslim scholars called on Thursday for peace and understanding between Islam and Christianity, saying “the very survival of the world […]

The WSJ opinion page explores how to get conservatives involved in interfaith relations. There is an assumption by commentators on the right and the left that as far as religion goes, it is liberals who work–and care to work–across faith […]

First thoughts while watching the extraordinary debate at Columbia today. Lee Bolinger gave a passionate, thoughtful introduction that was a mastery of deft put down. It will likely be viewed as a classic and I thought it was extremely well […]