Religion

Four Buddhist virtues to renew love for our country, work, and fellow Americans in stressful times

Magha Puja, a Buddhist holiday two days after Valentine’s Day, honors the teachings of the…

Children Are Not Pets: Why A Narrow Understanding of Family Fails Humanity

“Don’t choose pets over children.” In a recent weekly address at the Vatican, Pope Francis said that…

Across the Divides: How the Dialogue of Life Can Enrich All

Instant polarization is often the public reaction in this country to news events. This is…

COVID-19: On Interconnectedness

Perhaps ultimately, spiritual simply means experiencing wholeness and interconnectedness directly, a seeing that individuality and…

Who Should Define Religious Freedom and Our Nation’s Moral and Spiritual Future?

The combination of two recent Supreme Court rulings—one allowing public funds to be allocated to parochial…

You Would Not Have Heard The Music

Luke has planned our whole anniversary weekend; after over a decade of relationship, my first…

Friendship is a Gift from God

Everyone has that one friend who you have not seen for a long time but…

A Potted Plant in the Forest

At the age of six I stood behind velvet curtains dreaming of another world. As…

Not My Party

As the nation gears up for next week’s Democratic candidate debate, one thing that almost…

Being Visibly Muslim in Congress

Two years ago in November on election night, my children went to sleep giddy thinking…

Said the Soldier

My flag is a church. My government, at times… A hypocritical priest. But I am…

Wading in the Waters of the Trinity River: A Womanist Perspective

As a writer, theologian and womanist preacher, I am fascinated by water towers. Anytime I…

Please Stop Trying to Convert Me

I know that Jesus loves me. I know this because I am Muslim and Muslims…