A Catholic priest’s defense of Islam in Europe

In his open letter to Dutch MP Geert Wilders, UK Catholic priest Frank Julian Gelli criticizes the MP's Islamophobic statements.  As a fellow Catholic, I am encouraged by Fr. Frank's remarks, and I hope more Catholics in Europe and the US come to share his view. Thanks to Saladin128 for the link.

Thoughts from My Teacher

Here is a great op-ed written by John Esposito, one of my former professors at Georgetown. His piece addresses the wide-spread and unnecessary backlash against the planned Cordoba House, an Islamic and interfaith community center that is to be built blocks from Ground Zero.  Esposito's views to me seem like common sense, but sadly, there …

Speaking of Faith

One of my favorite programs from American Public Media is Speaking of Faith, hosted by Krista Tippett.  I first listened to the program at home in Indianapolis, but because it is on the air at a really bad time (7am on Sunday mornings) I started to listen to the podcasts, which are downloadable on iTunes. …