Busting Myth That Muslims Don’t Condemn Terrorism

Would you believe it? It turns out that more than 12 conferences and consultations have already been organized by international Islamic bodies in order to condemn the behavior of ISIS in the year following the group’s emergence in the summer of 2014. Even though...

When Extremist Voices Claim the Narrative

William Hordern has been a wholesomely balanced voice in the theological conversation for over half a century. In his 1955 book, “A Layman’s Guide to Protestant Theology,” Hordern surveyed the development of Protestant theology and described the way...

The Danger of Unquestioned Religious Devotion

The French philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote in the 1600s, “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.” He was right then, and he is still right today. The obvious example we have to illustrate the truth of...

Muslim Leaders Probe Problem of Disaffected Youths

LOS ANGELES (RNS) Muslim leaders are admitting disaffected Muslim youth such as the alleged Oregon bomber arrested last month are ripe for online recruitment by extremists. “Why do we in Muslim communities not have centers for at-risk youth?” said civil rights...