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Interfaith cooperation requires us to be open and welcoming to others

Truly important issues, such as climate change and poverty, demand wide human collaboration. While this is not exactly novel or, in my view, controversial, it does point to the urgent need for dialogue among people of any faith or none aimed at deeper understanding and cooperation. That’s why I’m glad this year’s Festival of FaithsContinue reading “Interfaith cooperation requires us to be open and welcoming to others”

We can persevere!

“No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn.” Those words of Hal Borland came to mind not so much about the season but about the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m not suggesting the end of the pandemic or of social distancing is at hand. Rather, I mention the words of that beloved poem because they speakofContinue reading “We can persevere!”

Ramadan faces challenges this year due to social distancing

Ramadan, which this year began last Friday, April 24, is an especially important month in the Islamic calendar because it is believed to be the month when the first verses of the Koran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad, thus bestowing the revelations of God on humanity. Observant Muslims, numbering more than a billion throughoutContinue reading “Ramadan faces challenges this year due to social distancing”

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