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Many ways to be a Christian, and a Muslim

How then do we define Christian or Islamic or any other religious groups’ values? Very carefully!

By Pamela K. Taylor  | Apr 1, 2011 11:04 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

What Christians and Muslims must say about Terry Jones

As MLK said, silence will be interpreted by our enemies as agreement and by our friends as betrayal.

By Pamela Taylor  | Apr 9, 2011 12:13 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

From empowerment to patriarchy

Most Muslims would tell you that one of Islam’s great goals was to elevate women’s status in society and to prevent the oppression of women that was common in seventh century Arabia.

By Pamela K. Taylor  | Apr 14, 2011 9:03 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

American Muslims read news of bin Laden’s death ‘with great pleasure’

Bin Laden has singularly disgraced Islam and dragged our faith through the mud with his promotion of terrorism throughout the world from Indonesia, the Middle East, Africa and here in the United States.

By Pamela K. Taylor  | May 3, 2011 8:34 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Religion can become empty, too

Religious practice, especially ritual, can all too easily turn into mindless, rote performance, whether its the five daily prayers of Islam, or the before dinner grace so common in Christian American households, or even Buddhist meditative practices.

By Pamela K. Taylor  | Jul 8, 2011 11:24 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Religion not necessary for morality

All too often religious people equate faith with moral behavior. As a Muslim, I can attest to the fact that this is not always the case. As a former atheist, I can also attest to the fact that I was raised not only with a strong moral orientation, but also with the theoretical background, critical thinking and analytical skills needed to make sound moral choices.

By Pamela K. Taylor  | Jul 21, 2011 9:54 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

A Muslim Thanksgiving blessing

Praise be to Allah who has blessed us with companionship. . .

By Pamela Taylor  | Nov 24, 2011 8:12 AM  | COMMENTS (0)