Interfaith Issues

Understanding others’ religion strengthens social empathy. As Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have more in common, than not. Yet our cultures focus intently on the differences, breeding skepticism and nurturing violence. The ability to charitably explore divergences in belief is a form of communication art that may be lost in modernity.

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Jews, Christians, and Muslims Keep Faith with God
Patrick Ryan

Muslim immigrants in American commonly fight two biases. One tied to their faith; the other tied to their national origin. Threading My Prayer Rug is about both. The narrative offers an inside angle on how one family struggled to find their home in the United States, amid a hostile political background. Readers will appreciate the author’s ability to poke fun at herself and her family. Her wisdom highlights a universal message about finding faith in a complex marketplace of ideas

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