It’s good to know someone is watching out for the people of Sudan. It’s shame the caretakers of the [Muslim] faith – read Saudi Arabia – can’t be bothered to care.
I was invited by Middle Church to preach. I spoke about mercy and compassion, and below is the video. “In the Name of God” :: Sep 23 @middlechurch from Middle Collegiate Church on Vimeo.
my final word on Park51 – City of Brass. When you combine the emotional impact of 9-11, the undercurrent of prejudice against Islam borne of fear of the unknown/centuries of Orientalism marking it as the quintessential Other, and then layer onto that the background signal of racial intolerance that is America’s original sin and persists to this day, then you are basically confronted with a pretty skewed playing field, against which the idealized rhetoric of universal rights and freedoms has a disadvantage. It’s to the credit of our national character however that we are actually having a debate. That suggests…
Jonathan has a post. Read it. Jewish minority population; Muslim majority country. Not all hugs-and-kisses, but not all blow-things-up either.