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


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


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


Vampires, Gay Rights, and the Political Underpinnings of HBO’s True Blood

HBO’s True Blood has always been saturated with political commentary. The first episode aired in September of 2008, just months before the passage of California’s …

By Joseph Laycock


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

Editor’s Note

What War on Religion?

In July of 1844, word reached New York that Joseph Smith Jr., founder of the LDS Church, had been murdered by a mob in Illinois. …

By Tiffany Stanley


“But They Are Nothing Like Us”: The Politics of Muslim Men in Prison

“They think that they are us, but they are nothing like us.” An insight or two into the politics of Muslims in prison might be …

By Joshua Dubler

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


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

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