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Nigerian Christian Leaders Called for Day of Mourning; Islamic Leaders Condemn Attacks
Nigerian Christian Leaders Called for Day of Mourning; Islamic Leaders Condemn Attacks

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Following attacks killing hundreds of Nigerian Christians, the nation's Christian leaders called for prayer and Islamic leaders condemned the attacks.

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Why You Must Do More Than Wish for 'Peace' on Earth
Why You Must Do More Than Wish for 'Peace' on Earth

By: Stuart Blythe
A few days before Christmas, a terrorist attack rocked a Christmas market in Berlin. When Christians gather on Christmas to seek peace on earth, will we remember that we cannot wish for peace? We must work for it.

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2 Paths to Travel: An Ethics of Purity or Wholeness?
2 Paths to Travel: An Ethics of Purity or Wholeness?

By: Colin Harris
Purity and wholeness are good things, but as guides for ethical perspective, they can lead in different directions. One defends an image of perfection; the other affirms the interrelatedness of all of life.

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Why 59 Percent of Evangelical Pastors are Wrong About Islam
Why 59 Percent of Evangelical Pastors are Wrong About Islam

By: Rick Love
Nearly six out of 10 evangelical pastors believe Islam is dangerous and promotes violence, research found. To counter that false narrative, here are three ways you can help congregants see the truth.

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Mass Shooting Calls Christians to Prioritize the Fingerprints of God
Mass Shooting Calls Christians to Prioritize the Fingerprints of God

By: Robert Parham
The blame-game started soon after news broke about the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Rather than finger pointing, one Christian path forward is looking for the fingerprint of God in others.

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3 Practices to Help You Wage Peace in a Violent World
3 Practices to Help You Wage Peace in a Violent World

By: Rick Love
U.S. mainstream media, and all too often Christians, view Muslims - all Muslims - as evil extremists who want to harm us. Are Muslims really security threats? No.

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Civil Society Vital to Curb Human Rights Abuses, Fight Terrorism
Civil Society Vital to Curb Human Rights Abuses, Fight Terrorism

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The strength of civil society has increased globally, giving "ordinary citizens more power and responsibility" and threatening "governments that wish to monopolize power and evade responsibility," a government report says.

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Supporting Humanitarian Intervention in Face of War Crimes
Supporting Humanitarian Intervention in Face of War Crimes

By: Steve Hucklesby
Whether to intervene with military force to prevent war crimes often requires a judgment regarding the lesser of two evils. What role can the church play to resolve violent conflict and build peace?

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Refugees' Reality Trumps Political Rhetoric
Refugees' Reality Trumps Political Rhetoric

By: Elijah Brown
Recent rhetoric by Donald Trump and other political leaders about halting Muslim immigration to the U.S. is grounded in political expediency and eschews biblical convictions.

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A Christian Response to Yet Another Mass Shooting
A Christian Response to Yet Another Mass Shooting

By: Matt Sapp
What do we do following yet another mass shooting? Christian political engagement is no substitute for personal, individual action. One thing's clear: We can't match hatred for hatred.

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Muslim Leaders Condemn California Shootings, Terrorist Attacks
Muslim Leaders Condemn California Shootings, Terrorist Attacks

By: EthicsDaily Staff
As they have done many times before over similar violence linked to terrorism, Muslim leaders and organizations were among the first to condemn the shooting in California.

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Busting Myth That Muslims Don't Condemn Terrorism
Busting Myth That Muslims Don't Condemn Terrorism

By: Martin Accad
When a Muslim commits a terrorist act, some complain Muslim leaders aren't doing enough to condemn them. But Muslim groups have condemned them many times - with little, if any, media coverage.

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Stopping Terrorist Recruitment of Stranded Minority
Stopping Terrorist Recruitment of Stranded Minority

By: Joe LaGuardia
The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted minority groups in the world. A reported 6,000 are stranded at sea, and they're prime candidates for terrorist recruitment.

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Majority Affirm U.S. Drone Strikes, Many Express Reservations About Civilian Casualties
Majority Affirm U.S. Drone Strikes, Many Express Reservations About Civilian Casualties

By: Zach Dawes
Nearly six out of 10 people approve of the use of drone strikes while more than a third express disapproval, a Pew Research Center survey says.

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Report: ISIS Architects Not Religiously Inspired
Report: ISIS Architects Not Religiously Inspired

By: Mike Kuhn
ISIS leaders are not religiously inspired but are using the power of religion to mobilize fighters, a report says. If true, will some Christians continue to castigate Islam as the culprit for this senseless perversion?

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Why Do Young People Join ISIS? Part 2
Why Do Young People Join ISIS? Part 2

By: Arthur Brown
Rather than labeling young recruits of ISIS as crazy or evil, we should try to understand the conditions that made them willing to join. How can peace-loving churches and mosques work together to respond?

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Why Do Young People Join ISIS? Part 1
Why Do Young People Join ISIS? Part 1

By: Arthur Brown
Young people are joining ISIS in ever increasing numbers and greater diversity. While some educated youth are keen to join, many others face lives of emptiness and violence, leaving them with not much to lose.

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We Can't Pretend This Violence Isn't Linked to Religion
We Can't Pretend This Violence Isn't Linked to Religion
By: Jon Kuhrt
History shows us that religion often leads to violence, no matter how much we might want to deny it. And however twisted and warped, it is theology that has helped form the worldview of these killers. 
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Thunderous Yes
Practice resurrection. That’s our gospel today … to go from here to practice resurrection! There’s nothing shy at all about this response. We are to live fully in God’s thunderous YES! We are to live God’s resounding affirmation of the world and all God’s children who need God’s offer of love and reconciliation.
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Christians, Muslims Collaborate to Curb Terrorism, Encourage Peace
Christians, Muslims Collaborate to Curb Terrorism, Encourage Peace
By: Rick Love
When Christians and Muslims unite to promote peacekeeping in nations like Pakistan and Somalia, their work helps to undermine terrorism.
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Do U.S. Christians Not Know Limits of Just War Tradition?
Do U.S. Christians Not Know Limits of Just War Tradition?
In place of a rigorous engagement with the best of the Christian tradition on the limits of war, we fall prey to a love-it-or-leave-it nationalism and an unthinking flag-waving patriotism.
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Hatred, Bigotry Still Thrive Against Muslims
Hatred, Bigotry Still Thrive Against Muslims

A Tennessee audience jeered when a Muslim requested an extension to build a mosque that had burned. Sadly, such hatred and inhospitable behavior are not shocking.

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Ignoring Ethical Questions About Military Drones
Ignoring Ethical Questions About Military Drones
When we fail to consider the ethical ramifications of employing new military hardware, we risk setting a precedent that may create a less stable world as other nations acquire similar technology.
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FBI, Muslims Report Progress over Training Materials
(RNS) FBI officials say they are willing to consider a proposal to establish a committee of experts to review materials used in FBI anti-terrorism training.
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Report Calls Muslim Terrorism a ‘Minuscule Threat’
(RNS) The threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism is "tiny" and often exaggerated by government officials, a leading anti-terrorism expert said in a new report.
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Muslims Call for NYPD Chief to Resign over Video
(RNS) Muslim American groups are calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
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The Night You Became Indefinitely Detainable
The Night You Became Indefinitely Detainable
No president should be allowed to order citizens held indefinitely without an objective judicial finding that they've done something unlawful. And yet that's what President Obama signed into law.
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Court Date Nears for American Muslim Wannabomber
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) A year ago, a tall, skinny teen named Mohamed Mohamud stepped out of an SUV just north of Portland’s Union Station.
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Dead Cleric's Videos May Find Eternal Life Online
(RNS) Radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki may be dead, but the power of the Internet means he won’t soon be forgotten.
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The High Cost of Security in the United States
The High Cost of Security in the United States
While it's incumbent on governments to provide security for their citizens, should we forego that security when it's obtained at the cost of harming, degrading or endangering the lives of innocent others?
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The Vulnerable Know How to Respond to Terrorism
The Vulnerable Know How to Respond to Terrorism
Before 9/11, most Americans lived with the false impression that economic might and military strength could insulate the country from external aggression and assault. Some folks knew better.
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After 9/11, Some Run Toward Faith, Some Run the Other Way
(RNS) Sean Tallon was nearing the end of his probationary training as a New York City firefighter when the two hijacked planes hit the twin towers.
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Clergy Denounce Anti-Muslim Bigotry
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious leaders gathered to remember the victims, foster interreligious unity and speak out in defense of religious freedom.
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Bloomberg, Faith Groups Face off Over 9/11 Prayers
NEW YORK (RNS) Critics hope enough pressure will convince Bloomberg to allow clergy to speak Sunday at ceremonies to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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After 9/11, Our Unity Morphed into Rage
After 9/11, Our Unity Morphed into Rage
In the days after 9/11, our country came together with a sense of communal grief followed by a huge spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. That unity gave way to today's frustration and rage.
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Norway’s Churches Try to Foster Healing after Attacks
TRONDHEIM (RNS/ENInews) A Norwegian bishop said his country has “countered this insane terrorism by demonstrating love and solidarity.”
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U.S. Conservatives on the Defensive after Oslo Killings
(RNS) For years, many religious and political conservatives in the U.S. have sought to connect Islam to violence carried out by Muslims.
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Orthodox Rally to Rebuild Ground Zero Church
NEW YORK (RNS) Parishioners and supporters of a Greek Orthodox church rallied at Ground Zero in hopes of resuming negotiations to rebuild the church.
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Baptist Leaders Reflect Morally on Killing of Osama bin Laden
Baptist Leaders Reflect Morally on Killing of Osama bin Laden
As patriotic triumphalism swept the country, ordinary Americans shot off fireworks, political leaders issued victory statements and newspaper headlines announced pride in national success. (White House photo by Pete Souza)
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Alaska Airlines Apologizes for Jewish Prayer Mix-up
SEATTLE (RNS) Alaska Airlines has issued an apology for misinterpreting the devotional behavior of three Orthodox Jews.
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Former Counterterrorism Chief Says Muslims Cooperate
(RNS) A former FBI counter terrorism director rejected allegations that Muslim Americans don’t cooperate with law enforcement in terror investigations.
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White House Praises Muslims Ahead of Hearing
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Obama administration is highlighting the role Muslim Americans play in combating radicalism in their communities.
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Russian Patriarch Denounces Moscow Airport Bombing
MOSCOW (RNS/ENInews) The head of the Russian Orthodox Church denounced a terrorist attack at Moscow’s busiest airport.
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Pope Condemns Vile Killing Outside Egyptian Church
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI denounced the “vile and murderous” New Year’s Day killing of 21 Egyptian Christians.
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Muslim Leaders Probe Problem of Disaffected Youths
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Muslim leaders are admitting disaffected Muslim youth are ripe for online recruitment by extremists.
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Muslims Allege Inappropriate Questions by Security Agents
(RNS) American Muslims reentering the United States from abroad are alleging U.S. Customs Agents violate their constitutional rights.
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Holder Denies Entrapment of Muslim Suspects
WASHINGTON (RNS) Holder defended the FBI’s recent undercover investigation of an Oregon Muslim terror suspect.
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9/11 Families Shocked After Supreme Court Rejects Burial Appeal
WASHINGTON (RNS) Relatives of 9/11 victims are “shocked” that the Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal.
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Scottish Church Official Supports Release of Libyan Bomber
EDINBURGH, Scotland (RNS/ENInews) It was right to release the Libyan man convicted of the bombing of PanAm flight 103, church officials said.
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After Terrorist Bombing in Kampala, What Now for Somalia?
After Terrorist Bombing in Kampala, What Now for Somalia?
A Somali militant group, Al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for three bombings in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, which killed more than 70 people. So what should happen with respect to U.S. policy in Somalia?
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Samson: National Hero or Terrorist?
Samson: National Hero or Terrorist?
Acts of violence in the name of creed, or deeply held theological positions, are not monopolized by the Islamic faith. Our own Judeo-Christian tradition has its share of violence in the name of God.
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Engaging in War to Forget Violence
Engaging in War to Forget Violence
Why do so many Christians support violence when our Savior seems to have done otherwise? Do we support war in order to forget that we were once victims?
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Just War Rule Challenges Obama’s ‘More War to End War’ Strategy
Just War Rule Challenges Obama’s ‘More War to End War’ Strategy
President Obama told the nation last night that his strategy in Afghanistan is to make more war in order to end the war. But he never satisfactorily assured the nation of the probability of such success.
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Stop the Export of Terror
Terrorism, as a political tool, is abhorrent to all people of good will. Civilized nations have a moral obligation to eliminate the use of terror. We as a nation, due to our rhetoric of expounding the virtues of democracy, are held to a higher standard in ending the terrorism that is imported and exported.
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9/11: A Day That Lives in Infamy
Not to sound trite, but 9/11 is indeed a day that will live in infamy. On this day a sovereign democracy was savagely attacked by a terrorist organization.
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Free Worship Resource Now Available
For the first time, this year's anniversary of terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, falls on Sunday. Acacia Resources is offering, free-of-charge, a resource designed to help congregations thoughtfully observe this, the fourth, anniversary of 9/11.
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Two Years After 9/11, Bin Laden Still At Large

Two years after allegedly masterminding terrorist attacks in the United States, Osama bin Laden appears no closer to being brought to justice.

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Carter Declares Bush 'Has Not Made a Case' for War

Former President Jimmy Carter said last week that the Bush administration has not made the case for war and was obsessed with Iraq.

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Muslims Voice Outrage After 9/11

A year after the events of 9/11, it is still the extremist Muslim most often pictured in American media. Terrorist groups like Hamas and al Qaeda are on center stage, while the peaceful, hard-working, community-oriented Muslims in places like Kansas City are largely ignored.

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America's New Ally in the War on Terrorism

The world's most recognizable rock star, an outspoken advocate for third world debt relief, and a self-described egomaniac, Bono is also America's new ally in the War on Terrorism.

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