Islam

Review

Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Juliane Hammer reviews Denise A. Spellberg’s new book, Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders.

By Juliane Hammer

Excerpt

Welcome to Zaytuna, the Nation’s First Muslim Liberal Arts College

On November 15, 2010, the morning I first visited Hamza Yusuf’s theology class at Zaytuna College, the nation’s first Muslim school of liberal arts, the …

By Scott Korb

Essay

Can Atheists and Muslims Support Freedom of Conscience Together?

Thomas Jefferson once wrote: “But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks …

By Qasim Rashid and Chris Stedman

Interview

Training the Next Generation of Interfaith Leaders: An Interview with Eboo Patel

Even over the phone, Eboo Patel projects a youthful energy. This may come from his many hours spent talking to college students at universities around …

By Kip Richardson

Essay

What Does Shari’a Really Mean?

In August, Representative Joe Walsh spoke to constituents at a town hall meeting in Elk Grove, Illinois, about radical Islam, noting, “It’s in Addison. It’s …

By Krystina Friedlander

Review

Can Political Theology Save Secularism?

Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of ReligionBy Alain de BottonPantheon Books, 2012. The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political TheologyBy …

By David Sessions

Report

What are Mormon Missionaries Doing in Kosovo?

“Those look tempting.” Alex Peterson, a lanky blond 19-year-old from Salt Lake City, pointed toward a bloc of gray apartment buildings nestled on a hill …

By Seyward Darby

The States Project

Minnesota: A Professor Tells a Tale of Two Congressional Districts

A Professor Tells a Tale of Two Congressional Districts.

By Michael D. McNally

Essay

For American Muslims, Everything Did Not Change After 9/11

“Everything changed after 9/11.” This political mantra has become part of our national life. It is invoked to explain war-making in foreign lands, the creation …

By Edward E. Curtis IV

Essay

What Will François Hollande’s Election Mean for Muslims, Americans?

Yesterday (May 15), François Hollande was inaugurated as the 24th president of France. Just a year ago, his path to the presidency was considered a …

By Luc Chatel

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Ohio

An Atheist Finds (Some) Reasons to Believe in Her Old Church.

By Sarah Stankorb

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