Faith Doesn’t Drive Violence; Hatred, Fear Do

Faith Doesn’t Drive Violence; Hatred, Fear Do

Content warning: This article shares a firsthand account of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut, Lebanon. Certain details might be difficult for some to read. The first day of the massacre, I remember looking up to the hills and on top of buildings, seeing...
Baptists Must Reckon with Their Past

Baptists Must Reckon with Their Past

As a lifelong Baptist, I’ve been rightly appreciative of our tradition of promoting religious liberty. In my youth, at a conservative Southern Baptist Church in central Oklahoma, I was taught all people should be free to worship as they choose. It was acknowledged...
Judaism Can Be Antidote to World’s Evils

Judaism Can Be Antidote to World’s Evils

August 22 is the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. We all agree that throughout the centuries, far too many acts of violence have been committed in the name of religion. It seems to me the teaching of Judaism,...