The island is a microcosm of the world’s religions—and of their wars.
Do anti-Semitic appeals to the Bible always constitute an abuse of scripture? Would that it were so simple.
Violence seems to have permeated every dimension of our common life and our imagination. Jonathan Sacks offers a wise response.
As religious violence continues to make headlines, it is tempting for both the media and its audience to lump devout worshipers into the same camp as violent extremists. It is also tempting for people of one faith to regard members of other religious groups as the ones most likely to commit heinous crimes in the name of religion.
Secularists from Voltaire to Richard Dawkins have attacked religion for its connection to violence. Karen Armstrong flatly rejects the idea.
To be a follower of the one who promised that the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed is to expect a blessed in-breaking of peace.
For some Christians, the menace of apostasy is anything but distant or theoretical.
An irony of Christian life amid the Arab Spring is that Christians have frequently been protected by the authoritarian regimes that are under attack.
William Cavanaugh has written a pair of stunningly important books, in which he makes a clear and persuasive argument for overturning a founding myth of the modern Western state.
How we relate to the "other," ethnically, nationally, religiously, is the most important moral and theological issue of our time.
Western Christians seem neither to know nor care about the catastrophe that has unfolded before them in the ancient heartlands of their faith.
Christian history in the region goes back to the earliest days of the church. As late as the eighth century, Baghdad—not Rome or Constantinople—might have been declared the center of Christianity.
I'd like to see this award-winning journalist's book read by all Christians--from evangelicals who believe that their life's calling is to save souls to those Christians who, while denouncing proselytizing, feel called to offer compassionate, practical aid to those who need help. For either of the above missionary types, Griswold dispels illusions. She is fearless in following a story into the most remote village, and wise in her understanding of how religions collide and inflame and exacerbate volatile situations.