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Too Good to Be True

Too Good to Be True

Emre Celik When was the last time you heard that? I’ve heard it a few times — here’s the story. I am now in my fifth year in Washington, D.C., having immigrated from Australia. Here...
Students strengthen spirituality on campus

Students strengthen spirituality on campus

By Liliana Frankel This week, Sharples lit a menorah and sidelined the condiments bar to make room for a Christmas tree. These religious symbols were praised as festive, and widely appreciated once...
Hanukkah 2013: Dates, Rituals, History And How-Tos For Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

Hanukkah 2013: Dates, Rituals, History And How-Tos For Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days beginning at sundown on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. On the Hebrew calendar, the dates are 25 Kislev to 2 Tevet in the year...
Intercultural Affairs Council Augments Campus Dialogue

Intercultural Affairs Council Augments Campus Dialogue

By Nicole NG Five years after its creation, the Intercultural Affairs Council has been staying true to its purpose of creating open and inclusive campus dialogue. Created in 2008, the IAC strives to...
Getting to meet, understand the other: the path to peace

Getting to meet, understand the other: the path to peace

Michael SwanInterfaith dialogue doesn’t start with an exchange of creeds or comparison of theologies. It begins with friendship.Out of the world’s seven billion people well over one billion are...
Evangelical scholar reflects on role of faith in public life

Evangelical scholar reflects on role of faith in public life

A question and answer session with Richard Mouw, president emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary during a recent visit to Utah Valley University.Matthew BrownDuring two decades as president of one...
A Christian’s journey through Islam

A Christian’s journey through Islam

Jonas Yunus* Brussels – All over the globe, the Muslim community finds itself caught in the middle of strenuous societal debates. With Islamophobia on the rise in the West and extremism in the...
A Post Ramadan Lesson: Two Boys Forgo a Royal Feast

A Post Ramadan Lesson: Two Boys Forgo a Royal Feast

Rabbi Allen S. MallerOnce upon a time a King went out to hunt on a very warm day in the Fall of 2007. After a few hours he felt very hot and tired, so he decided to stop for lunch. His servants...
Hospitality, Community, and Friendliness

Hospitality, Community, and Friendliness

Mollie Griminger*Originally published in KidSpirit’s God issue. In her essay for the Global Beat, Mollie reflected on whether people with different conceptions of God could live together...
Armenian church on Akdamar Island hosts first baptism in 98 years

Armenian church on Akdamar Island hosts first baptism in 98 years

Armenians from Turkey and around the world have descended on Akdamar (Akhtamar in Armenian) Island on Lake Van for an annual Divine Liturgy on the island’s 10th-century church, which was reopened...