Do We Still Need Faith in the 21st Century?–Video | Posted by Islamicate com

Belief without evidence, that’s faith. It’s the cornerstone of religion. For many, it is a centering force that’s essential for navigating life’s mysteries and challenges. But for others, ever-increasing access to information, science, advanced technology has meant a loss of faith, or at least a reckoning with what it means.   Source: Islamicate com Jan…

Pope Francis Refuses To Equate Islam With Violence

Pope Francis defended his decision not to name Islam when condemning the murder of a Catholic priest. Pope Francis refused to equate Islam with violence on Sunday, saying Catholics could be just as deadly and warning Europe was pushing its young to terrorism. “I don’t think it is right to equate Islam with violence,” he…

New Texts Out Now: Ward Vloeberghs, Architecture, Power, and Religion in Lebanon — Jadaliyya com Interview with the writer

[Cover of Ward Vloeberghs, “Architecture, Power, and Religion in Lebanon: Rafiq Hariri and the Politics of Sacred Space in Beirut”] Ward Vloeberghs, Architecture, Power, and Religion in Lebanon: Rafiq Hariri and the Politics of Sacred Space in Beirut. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Ward Vloeberghs (WV): While…

Event: March 21 | Boston College School of Theology | Khalil Andani: Shared Theologies between Islam and Christianity

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EVENT: Khalil Andani: Shared Theologies between Islam and Christianity DATE: March 21, 2015 TIME: 2:45 – 4:30 PM VENUE: Nemaar Annual Conference STM 332 3rd Floor Large Conference Room, Boston College School of Theology, 9 Lake Street, Brighton MA 02467 Facebook Invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/1609818429252277/ ‘God beyond God’ across Muslim and Christian Theology Khalil…

Rouhani accommodates Iran’s Jewish students — Al Monitor com

Thanks to the government of President Hassan Rouhani, as of Feb. 4, Jewish students officially no longer have to attend school on the Sabbath. This is an important step by the Rouhani administration to welcome Iranian Jews.   Homayoun Sameyah Najaf Abadi, head of Iran’s 8,500-strong Jewish community, poses in front of a new memorial…