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Executive Director of the Islamic Center at New York University & Chaplain, NYPD
The conservative predictions of their own destruction didn’t come true. The liberal anticipation of the utter destruction of their enemies failed to be consummated.
The connections between faith and city planning are undeniable. Faith-based groups rebuild areas after disasters, they develop affordable housing plans, and they help the poor. Additionally, social movements that have profoundly changed society, like the civil rights movement, were guided by faith. Yet planning education generally does not deal with faith.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, wrote on faith on the Upper West Side and West Harlem during the 1950s and 1960s.
Christian theologian Paul de Vries and Jewish leader Howard Teich comment on the rare spiritual mega-convergence of the first day of Hanukkah and Christmas
It’s time to dial down the rhetoric, listen, and love courageously.
Look at a dime. It says “e pluribus unum.” Out of many one.
Is religion the cradle of civilization?
There is a mythology that in the public schools religion cannot be mentioned, the Bible can’t be taught, and religious expression is prohibited. As we gear up for a new school year, here are the commonly accepted guidelines for teaching the Bible (and religion) in the public school.