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While certain Christians have justified inaccurate views of Islam and unjust attitudes and actions toward Muslims, the attitude of Jesus toward Samaritans provides the ultimate model for how to deal with the religious other. […] Read More

As hate crimes against Muslims increase at an alarming rate, some Christians imagine behind every Muslim is an intolerant combatant who wants to force his will on them. The love they claim for their Muslim neighbors is problematic. […] Read More

Many Muslims look forward to Ramadan and speak of joy and spiritual anticipation. It reminds all Americans that our nation’s religious freedom, tolerance and diversity are our nation’s greatest strengths. […] Read More

A lot of bad information is out there about Islam. How can you separate the good from the bad? To reclaim the discourse about Islam in the church, these 3 pointers will help you find sources motivated by love, not fear or anger. […] Read More

After the March 15 attack on two New Zealand mosques that left 50 dead, I visited our local mosque and sat down with some of my Muslim neighbors as they processed their grief. It was a long overdue visit. […] Read More

Many developments have happened in academia in recent decades, which can help develop a theology of Islam far more gracious than Christians have traditionally held and assumed. One such event will be held in June. […] Read More

A conference led by the Institute of Middle East Studies brings together Christian workers from all over the world each June to learn more about Islam and the Middle East. […] Read More

I was with a group of volunteers recently who have been running a night shelter for homeless people over the last eight months. They come from 13 different churches and a local synagogue in central London. As well as Christians and Jews, a significant number of volunteers are also Muslims. Now in its seventh year, […] Read More

My fondest memory of Ramadan is from my childhood. It happened in the wee hours of the night, an hour or so before the crack of dawn. I slowly became conscious listening to a beautiful recitation of the Quran and smelling the aroma of cooking. My parents didn’t have to nudge me. The delightful smell […] Read More

A group of anti-Muslim “crusaders” were stopped last week from carrying out their planned violence against a Somali Muslim community in Kansas. News of this plot in the U.S., where I’m from originally, seemed to me horrifically similar to the 1982 “Sabra and Shatila” massacres that took place in Lebanon where I now live, in […] Read More