Beyond Tolerance

Historically, the U.S. has always had a degree of pluralism, a quality that has helped Americans, as a whole, work through their religious differences. Former New York Times religion reporter Gustav Niebuhr’s new book, Beyond Tolerance, is a testament to everyday efforts put forth by those often left out of headlines. [More…]

Jim Wallis on the story behind Pastor Terry Jones’s change of heart:  It is easy to believe that hostility toward Muslims is on the rise in America. Media coverage of the battle over the proposed Islamic community center in New York, together with the hateful rants of Florida pastor Terry Jones, who threatened to burn Korans on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, paints a picture of tension between faiths. [More…]

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