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Preventing and Addressing Rising Religious Bigotry and Anti-Semitism

In the 1670’s, my maternal grandfather’s family arrived in London from Holland, having come to Amsterdam as refugees fleeing the inquisition in Spain. I am still asked which of my parents or grandparents immigrated to the UK (they were all born in the East End or Leeds!). 1,004 more words


How do we move forward?

When I saw the first text from my partner, it was still pretty early on the West Coast – 11:15pm or so.  The headline read, “ 1,320 more words


Some thoughts about Orlando

It’s been a week since the Orlando shooting, and the pundits and politicians have been having a field day waving the bloody shirt.

Nor have the hate preachers been able to leave this alone. 949 more words

Current Events

Homophobia fine, says world

Everyone has reached a consensus that homophobia is basically fine, in the wake of America’s most deadly shooting in Orlando at the weekend.

After 49 people were massacred in a gay nightclub by Omar Mateen, the world’s media agreed that Islamic, jihadi, terrorist, and radicalism were the only terms necessary for understanding the murders, and that baseline homophobia – prevalent in mainstream religions and in society more widely – wasn’t really worth mentioning. 285 more words



Welcome to Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective

“Protect our daughters” has again become the rallying cry. This time the enemy is not black men (other than President Obama). 154 more words


Conservatives make a deal with the devil

Source: WashPo

Author: Michael  Gerson

Emphasis Mine

In the category of credit where credit is due, Donald Trump has been exactly right in one important respect. 731 more words