The following article was originally published in Living City, the magazine of the Focolare movement. Their March issue is focused on Islamophobia and interfaith issues. I hope to see more Catholic publications dedicate articles or entire issues to these important topics. I hope this article can be a resource for parishes, churches, and related groups. Please share … Continue reading How can Christians respond to Islamophobia?
Today, New York Representative Peter King held a second round of Congressional hearings concerning “Muslim radicalization in the U.S.” In an era when anti-Muslim rhetoric continues to spew unchecked from the mouths of presidential hopefuls and talking heads on cable, many others and I fear that these hearings are evidence that a new McCarthyism, one … Continue reading Searching for our own Edward R. Murrow
On another blog, I just came upon this speech given by Newt Gingrich. He discusses America's major security threats, namely "radical Islamists". He says clearly that we are not at war with terrorism--which is news to me. He claims that we are endangered by an Islamic threat. I obviously do understand that America has been … Continue reading Illustrations of Islamophobia Part II (and a little bit of hope)