I'm Sorry, Manchester

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Harris reflects on the state of world in light of the recent attacks in western Europe and elsewhere. Read more


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


Le Carillion Memorial

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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


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

The latest slaughter of Christians by ISIS causes the Rev. Richard Bryant to condemn Christian extremism as much as Islamic extremism. Read more


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


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


Northaven Interfaith

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Led by a Muslim woman and a United Methodist clergyman, more than 400 believers gathered Jan. 25 to show support for their Muslim neighbors and to stand against extremism and Islamophobia. Read more

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The religious-political divide that's tearing apart Iraq holds lessons for U.S. politics as well -– both inside and outside the church, writes the Rev. Christy Thomas. Read more

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