May 2011 Blog Posts (87)

Can We Talk?

I've upset someone again. After an excellent  panel on the role of faith communities in the LGBTQ movement at the LGBT Momentum conference,  I posed some questions which I thought were respectful, if challenging. Why, I wondered, do progressive people stay in religious communities and try to salvage them, fighting with traditionalists of their own faith, instead of leaving those communities (many of the central commitments of which they no longer…

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Added by James Croft on May 3, 2011 at 8:01am — No Comments

Bin Laden’s Dead. But, What Are We Celebrating, Exactly?

President Barack Obama announced on May 1, 2011 that “the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.”

In his speech to the nation late on Sunday night, the US President said that we  “reaffirm that the United States is not –- and never will be -– at war with Islam. I’ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our…

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Added by Paul Joseph Greene on May 2, 2011 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Muslims rejoice the end of en evil era with an evil icon

It is one of the best news items Muslims have had in a decade, we are delighted that an evil era has come to an end with the death of this evil man Osama Bin Laden.  It brings a sense of justice and…

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Added by Mike Ghouse on May 2, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Webinar: Greening Your Religious Community

Parliament Webinar Series

Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield

Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield

Greening Your Religious Community

Register Now Wednesday, May 11, 2011

10:00am U.S. Central Time…
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Added by The Parliament of Religions on May 2, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Celebrating A Death

by Paul Raushenbush

Religion Editor, Huffington Post

It is a strange and conflicting emotion to celebrate a death. My professed beliefs include the redemption of evil and the potential good in all humanity. Yet I felt a sense of exhilaration when I read the headline ‘DEAD’ about Osama Bin Laden.

For the last ten years Osama Bin Laden has exemplified the absolute worst of…

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Added by The Parliament of Religions on May 2, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

What about the Indonesian "Osama"?

After many years as a most wanted terrorist in the world Osama bin Laden  finally died. According to news reported by CNN on Monday (05/02/2011),  this leader of the Al Qaeda was death at Pakistan. That man from Saudi  Arabia was killed by the United States…

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Added by Nugroho Angkasa on May 2, 2011 at 4:25am — No Comments

"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." --- Mark Twain

 

 
"I've never wished a man dead,
but I have read some…
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Added by John Ishvaradas Abdallah on May 2, 2011 at 2:50am — No Comments

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