In a somber week, Omid Safi offers a powerful reminder to remember the humanity at stake in world news, Reza Aslan provides needed context, Parker Palmer reflects on the illuminating power of Thomas Merton's words, a writer muses on our discomfort with death, and Courtney Martin pens a love letter to the shared silences that join us together.
As streams of breaking news about the shootings in Paris surge into all our media, Omid Safi invites us to step forward and consider the broader context of what's at stake and how to process this horiffic news.
As the chlorophyll fades and the splendor of fall emerges, a meditation on color, mortality, and divine presence — complemented with the poetry of Rumi and Farid un-Din Attar.
An encouragement to be "children of the moment," a people with the spiritual discipline of being fully present in the here and now.
Invoking the words of Heschel, a Muslim scholar hearkens back to the prophetic tradition and asks what it means to be morally responsible in a world of ISIS and American empire?
Taking you around the globe with a glimpse into oddities and joys of daily life in Oman, a gay man in New York City tells about an Oklahoma moment, a pastor reflects on gratitude and Cartesian anxiety, and an intern shows you what it take to produce the show.
With ISIS insurgent forces moving towards Baghdad, a religious historian hears the echoes of past foreign policy missteps. And, once again, he sees Sunni and Shi’ite forces preparing for war.
A former orthodox Christian and now queer-identifying Muslim graduate student reflects on the challenge of restoring wholeness in the broken landscape of orthodoxy and homosexuality.
Watch a recording of our live video stream with Rev. Lucas Johnson and Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. The topic: nonviolence and how social change happens. A riveting hour story and substance.
There's more than meets the eye in this photo. Stop and peer beneath the surface.
With his "heart full to bursting," Egyptian-American poet Yahia Lababidi writes a short poem for his native homeland.
The most populous Muslim country in the world offers a lens into the complexity of sharia and why compassion may be at the core of its implementation.
Talking with your pre-teen son or daughter can be difficult enough, says Naazish YarKhan, without adding terrorism and its misguided association with Islam to the mix.
Glenn Greewald's calling out of Sam Harris' speech as anti-Muslim rhetoric sparked quite a debate. Is Mr. Harris a new form of atheism an old form of colonialism?
On this Mother's Day weekend, a time to celebrate the women in our lives and be real about parenting. Along with art on happiness, brainstorming reactions, and emerging forms of spirituality in Ireland.
Much has happened in so-called Muslim-Western relations in the last decade, not the least of which is the Arab Spring. Has the paradigm changed or does it remain same? A look to the ever-changing nature of culture.
Our weekly wrap-up with poetry and prose, stories of Easter dishes from afar and links to things we're reading in the news and blogging worlds!
Gone are the days, writes Harvard's Ousmane Kane, when Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa was considered more peaceful and different than in other parts of the world.
The second installment in our sketchnotes series that teases out the highlights of Krista's conversation with an American Muslim activist making a difference in Chicago.
Two hijab-wearing rappers dispel some misconceptions around gender + Islam while making music with a wide appeal.
As Latino Muslims grow in population, how do Americans make space in our minds for these new communities?
A Pakistani immigrant to the U.S. finds that stereotypes and misconceptions go both ways and is surprised to "see real examples of people living out tolerance, harmony and acceptance" in his new home.
"Although the Olympics have ended, the spirit of the Games should continue. Egyptians need to believe in a future that is inclusive and encompasses all citizens. That’s where sport comes in." ~Mustafa Abdelhalim
Egyptians shared interest in sports could be the bridge that unites its people and makes for a more inclusive society.
Listen to our tracks from this late-night Sufi jam session in a studio barely a block away from the tourist-filled Hippodrome and Hagia Sofia in Istanbul.
“For me, this work is in part a way to deal with the anxiety, the spiritual anxiety of those disparities. I can’t feel religiously comfortable in simply accepting that type of division in the way we live our lives.” ~Rami Nashashibi
Nashashibi speaks about how he uses religion, art, and culture to fight for minority rights and social justice in conversation with Krista at Chautauqua.