Monthly archive August, 2010

Abraham’s Daughters at FringeNYC

Abraham’s Daughters, a new play by The Revealer's Elissa Lerner, will have its world premiere at the New York International Fringe Festival!



"An exciting addition to the interfaith dialogues that need to take place on campuses and stages all around the...

Mormon News:
Brotherly Love; Proposition 8

The Philadelphia Enquirer reports that after months of touting a shared tradition of religious tolerance with Philadelphia and after an extended struggle over potential sites, the Mormon Church has finally secured location for a 68,000 square foot temple in downtown.  Philly's mayor has proclaimed the project an effort to beautify the selected boulevard; the area...

Anne Rice, Fallen Away

Eugene Cho at Sojourners on Anne Rice's shirk of Christianity:
Let’s be honest. It’s easy to take shots at an institution — especially Christianity and the church. For Christians, it’s our family and that gives us license and permission to speak constructively or critically about our own family. We all do it. Men, women, children. Poets,...

Muslims at Ground Zero

Yesterday, plans to build a Muslim religious center near Ground Zero were approved. Later in the day, Mayor Bloomberg spoke about the center with emotional praise. Here's a smattering of news stories from around the web: including those that approve of the "mosque" so that "we" can, in part, keep our "enemies" closer...

The Meanings and Uses of Shari’ah

From Newt Gingrich's talk at American Enterprise Institute last month to the controversy surrounding a proposed Muslim religious center at Ground Zero in New York City, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to use of Islamophobia to alter American foreign policy in the Middle East, misrepresentations of Shari'ah abound. The Revealer's asked scholars, journalists and...

Contesting the Sharia:
The Ideological Interpretation
(and Misinterpretation) of Islamic Law

by Najam Haider The proposed construction of a mosque in the vicinity of Ground Zero in New York City has raised an outcry from a number of critics including (but not limited to) former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and former Speaker of the House (and potential 2012 presidential candidate) Newt Gingrich.  In a July 28, 2010...