Athiests and nonbelievers ‘still have a place’ in Utah’s interfaith community

Athiests and nonbelievers ‘still have a place’ in Utah’s interfaith community

By Whitney Evans, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake’s interfaith community makes room for everyone, even those who do not believe in a higher power. Lacee Harris, from the Northern Ute...
Fethullah Gulen’s interview with The Wall Street Journal in English

Fethullah Gulen’s interview with The Wall Street Journal in English

Joe Parkinson and Jay Solomon 1. The Prime Minister has repeatedly attacked you and Hizmet in recent weeks. Do you believe that your alliance with his faction of the AKP is now definitively at an...
The Challenges of Interfaith Dialogue

The Challenges of Interfaith Dialogue

Aamir Hussain The interfaith movement in the United States is growing. Led by organizations like the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago, the Pluralism Project at Harvard, and the groundswell movement...
A Conversation with Rev. Alexei R. Smith on Interfaith Dialogue

A Conversation with Rev. Alexei R. Smith on Interfaith Dialogue

Alp AtaiziAs Pacifica Institute we have started a new interview series with prominent leaders of today’s society. To launch the series, we sat down to enjoy an enlightening conversation...
Can Social Literature Compete with Social Media?

Can Social Literature Compete with Social Media?

Commentary by Christopher John FarleyThis morning, author Kate DiCamillo announced on her Facebook page that she will serve as the new national ambassador for young people’s literature. Her...
Religious Holidays 2014: An Interfaith Calendar (Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim And More)

Religious Holidays 2014: An Interfaith Calendar (Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim And More)

We live in a beautiful, diverse world, and almost each day of the year is a sacred time for someone, somewhere. We are proud to present an interfaith, inclusive religious calendar for nine major...
New Laws Coming to California in 2014

New Laws Coming to California in 2014

As the New Year approaches, there are several new laws about to be enacted in California — from transgender students’ rights and a minimum wage boost, to sharing the road with bicyclists...
Turkish Armenian: I’d defend Turkey against our enemies as we did in the Battle of the Dardanelles

Turkish Armenian: I’d defend Turkey against our enemies as we did in the Battle of the Dardanelles

Cumali Önal The chairman of the Association of Philanthropic Malatya Armenians (HAYDER), Hosrof Köletavitoğlu, is a typical Anatolian man. He defines himself as Anatolian in his heart, his mind...
A City In The Philippines Just Gave Us The Most Powerful Example Of Interfaith Cooperation

A City In The Philippines Just Gave Us The Most Powerful Example Of Interfaith Cooperation

In September, Zamboanga City in the Philippines was ravaged by an armed conflict between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the local government. The battle created tension between local...
Rumi’s Death Anniversary 2013: Sufi Saint’s ‘Wedding’ With God Remembered On Seb-i Arus

Rumi’s Death Anniversary 2013: Sufi Saint’s ‘Wedding’ With God Remembered On Seb-i Arus

December 17 is the 740th anniversary of the death of the Sufi poet Rumi, whose Persian writings are considered to be a pinnacle of mystical art that transcends religious, cultural and ethnic...