Beirut: Heartache and Hope – Part 2

Beirut: Heartache and Hope – Part 2

I visited Beirut last week with my friend, Imam Imad Enchassi, revisiting a place that held for him painful memories of violence and massacre at the hands of Christian militants. As I shared yesterday, it is hard to believe Imad did not allow hate to overcome his...
Beirut: Heartache and Hope – Part 1

Beirut: Heartache and Hope – Part 1

When the wheels on the Boeing 767 touched down in Beirut, Lebanon, I had no idea what I was to encounter. After a week experiencing an incredibly diverse and warm culture – and encountering the hospitality of such a gracious people – when my plane lifted me up over...

Razor Wire Isn’t Needed to Protect Christianity

Razor wire is now stretched along a 110-mile Hungarian border. The razor wire protects the Christian culture of Hungary from the Muslims, according to Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Jesus is the Christ from whom the word “Christian” is derived. I doubt that...

Reforming Islam: Dusting Off the Diamond

Maher Hathout compared Islam to a diamond when addressing a question about the reform and renewal in Islam. During the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s 2014 general convention, he confessed that this diamond had gathered much dust over the centuries and that it...