They are part of the national fabric that holds our country together. They contribute to America in many ways, and deserve the same respect as any of us. I pledge to spread this message, and affirm our country’s principles of liberty and justice for all.
On August 7 - 11, 2011 Jewish leaders escorted eight of the most influential Imams and Muslim leaders in the U.S. on an historic trip to the infamous concentration camps, Dachau and Auschwitz. Some Jewish groups urged them not to undertake this journey, arguing that not all the imams invited on this trip had been allies of the Jewish community in the past. But both the Jewish and Muslim leaders on this trip believe each of us has the duty to engage with all those willing to openly engage with us. And so together, they embarked on this unprecedented mission of learning and compassion. Among them, Rabbi Jack Bemporad and Sheik Yasir Qadhi.1299
I wasn't going to make this story about Islam, just my experiences with Ramadan. But I feel as a conservative (which doesn't have to be synonymous with bigot) I have to say something about the hateful intolerance I've seen towards cultures and beliefs we insulated Americans don't understand. … Continue Reading »
For years, I've been engaged in interfaith work in a variety of ways. I work for the Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi (the Peace of Christ). Through my job, I have helped organize a couple of Fall Assemblies at which we had a panel of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim … Continue Reading »
Asalaamu alaikum. Peace to all who read this. My name is Saif Allah Downs. I'm a 31 year old revert to Islam. I was a Christian for many years but never truly satisfied that I had found my home, the place where I belonged. I had struggled to understand my … Continue Reading »