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"Intersectionality" -- the ways various forms of prejudice interact with one another -- deeply affects how one interprets Bible passages used to "clobber" or liberate marginalized people even today, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

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The Rev. Jeremy Smith of Hacking Christianity endorses a plea sent through the Reconciling Ministries Network for United Methodist bishops to take a public stand, collectively, against the violence and hatred aimed at American Muslims. Read more

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Muslim Prayer Times

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It's the Islamic faith that should concern us, but the extremism to which all religions, including Christianity, are vulnerable, writes the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, top executive of United Methodism's social-action agency. Read more

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Bishop Scott Jones of the Great Plains Area outlines some important cultural issues in the global war on terrorism -- and they're not what you might expect. Read more

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Americans' anxiety over terrorism and views that Islam is incompatible with American values were rising even before the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, according to an American Values Survey conducted by Public Religion Research Institute. Read more

Missions scholar Taylor Walters Denyer, now living in Algieria with her family, reaches out to her Muslim friends. Read more

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The Rev. Wes Magruder calls Christians to focus on their own faithfulness to Jesus' command to welcome strangers in their relationships with Muslims. Read more

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