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  • On Faith: Extremism, intolerance exists all over

    Osama bin Laden is dead, but his brand of religious extremism lives on. This is not to say that such religious extremism is exclusive to Islam and Muslims. Extremism infiltrates the minds of religious zealots, nationalists, racists, environmentalists,...
  • On Faith: Making a salad out of our different faiths

    During a two-year period sometime ago, while I presided over the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), we worked to establish "Interfaith Councils." To the best of our ability, these included all the faiths in this diverse environment where...
  • 9/11 Families Join Effort to Support "Ground Zero Mosque"

    9/11 Families Join Effort to Support "Ground Zero Mosque"
    9/11 victims' families will join with more than three dozen other organizations today to show their support for building an Islamic Center near Ground Zero in an effort to re-frame the debate on the controversial site. The group September Eleventh...
  • Seeking fat acceptance

    Seeking fat acceptance
    Getting heavy people to feel comfortable in their skin, however ample, and focus on healthy behaviors is only half the fat-acceptance battle; the other half is getting society to make room for fat people. Marilyn Wann of San Francisco is among the...
  • Shakespeare, now starring at Geffen Playhouse

    Shakespeare, now starring at Geffen Playhouse
    As he watched the World Trade Center towers implode, Bill Cain, playwright and native New Yorker, felt a surge of fury pass through him. But as an ordained Jesuit priest, he was able to tap into another, equally powerful emotion. "I knew the only way to...
  • JON ROBIN BAITZ

    <b>JON ROBIN BAITZ</b>
    Were I to throw my hat in the ring as culture czar/NEA head, I would start with the following: I would attempt to pass legislation on a special tax dedicated to the NEA for all artists who make over half a million dollars a year from their work. I would...
  • An Iranian's vision of Jesus' life stirs debate

    An Iranian's vision of Jesus' life stirs debate
    Another in a series of occasional articles. TEHRAN -- A man wrapped in a shawl stood at the door. "This is Jesus," said another man. Jesus sat and peeled an orange as his companion, Nader Talebzadeh, began to speak, precisely, so as not to be...
  • Britain returns control of Basra to Iraq

    During a low-key ceremony Sunday, Britain formally handed over control of security responsibility for Basra province to Iraqi authorities, marking a significant step toward full Iraqi sovereignty. "This day is a big day in the history of Basra and the...
  • Rooting for the Islamists

    Western observers tend to regard the political success of Islamists in the Middle East as bad news, because elections have brought to power such dangerous hard-liners as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Yet the strong...
  • Pope John Paul II's compassion for Jews on display at Skirball

    Pope John Paul II's compassion for Jews on display at Skirball
    As a young boy in Poland before World War II, Karol Jozef Wojtyla possessed an uncommon warmth for an often reviled group of outsiders -- Jews. Like most others in his hometown, Wojtyla was Catholic. But he counted Jewish children among his friends --...
  • What should UC be?

    Tell Californians the truth | Stand up for undocumented students | Help the kids to know themselves | Restore credibility | Let the leaders take the lead | Tackle our real-world problems | Play fair with student fees | Make the budget match the mission...