Muslim and Mexican Discrimination in Trump’s America

by Rick Love Emotions run high and reasonable discourse runs low when the subjects of the travel ban or immigration come up. But whether you protest or praise particular policies, one thing is undebatable: both Muslims and Mexicans/Latinos face blatant discrimination in Trump’s America. Why is this the case, and how should Republican and Democrat […]

Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling: How Do We Respond?

Today the Supreme Court has issued a ruling upholding President Trump’s travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries. As peacemakers, we are deeply disturbed by the anti-Muslim sentiment that has surrounded this travel ban and the ways that prejudice and discrimination have increased in our nation’s rhetoric. As Christians we stand with our Muslim […]

Ramadan 101: What is Eid?

Ramadan is coming to a close, and that means it’s time to celebrate Eid. If you’re not familiar with  Islamic holidays, you may have heard of Eid, but there are two holidays referred to by the word, so it can be confusing. Eid al-Adha is the festival of sacrifice, commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his […]

Ramadan 101: What is Iftar?

During Ramadan you’ll hear a lot of talk about “Iftar.” But what exactly is Iftar? Here’s a short explainer. What is Iftar? Fasting is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith, and during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset. The pre-dawn meal is known as […]

The Power of Prayer in Making Peace

How to Pray Down Peace Part 2

by Rick Love What pops into your mind when you hear the word “Peacemaker”? Someone who builds bridges between people in conflict? Someone who helps people talk through problems? Someone who is blessed by Jesus? Or perhaps you think of Jesus, the ultimate and greatest peacemaker? I bet you didn’t say, “Someone who prays!” Most […]