A friend recently went to Turkey and the tour guide started explaining Islam. It’s actually pretty good, and the guide is funny. Of course, I have objections to both a five pillar definition of Islam and linking of religious acts as dependent on science, but overall it is fun. It’s also nice to have a Muslim, from a Muslim-majority country, explain Islam in a way that resonates with the way many of us understand our own faith.
Nice take down of Newsweek’s piece on how Jews deserted Lieberman. Not all people in a religious community think and act the same way. Quelle surprise! Technorati Tags: Judaism
Osama and Orientalism, my latest over at Religion Dispatches.
Faith in the Roots: Stories from the Field, reporting out from the first year of the Community Organizing Residency Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Time: Noon – 1 pm Eastern/ 9 – 10:am Pacific Registration: Register for this event. Registration is required by March 7. No fee. Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 PRESENTERS: Joshua DuBois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Rachel Feldman, Director of Organizing, Jewish Funds for Justice Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann (Jewish), organizing resident at IKAR Susana Lopez (Christian), organizing resident at United Power for Action…