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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

Anti-Muslim Hatred

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