Dr. Craig Considine had the privilege of speaking at Hub Talks in Pleasanton, California on July 13, 2018. His talk focused on the fear and ignorance fueling Islamophobia and offered solutions by means of Christian teachings. Dr. Considine shared his own personal and academic approaches on the matter of loving his Muslim friends, neighbors, and co-nationals.… Continue reading Video: Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Loving Thy Neighbor
Published on Huffington Post (4/24/2015) Christianity and Islam are often painted as mortal enemies that will be forever fighting in a war for religious supremacy. Christians and Muslims would be wise to remember that Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad are kindred spirits. By turning to their teachings, we can see that these two prophets are… Continue reading Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad Followed “The Golden Rule”
Here’s how you can become a good person… Look people in their eyes when they’re speaking to you. Listen to everything they say and never interrupt them. Don’t dismiss their points, ever. Make them smile, make them laugh. Find their strong points and tease them out. Find common ground and build on it. Be humble.… Continue reading How to Be a Good Person
Love is patient, Love is kind. * It does not envy, It does not boast, It is not proud. * It does not dishonor others, It is not self-seeking, It is not easily angered, It keeps no record of wrongs. * Love does not delight in evil But rejoices with the truth. * It always… Continue reading A Biblical Poem of Love
As a little boy attending elementary school in Needham, Massachusetts, I always borrowed two books from the Mitchell School library. One of those books gave a history of the Boston Celtics, my favorite basketball team, and the other book was a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the Civil Rights leaders of the 1950s… Continue reading 10 Inspiring Quotes to Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Long overdue in the American church is a reasoned and deep discussion of U.S. militarism, the proper use of force, the state’s responsibility to protect and defend, and the role of people of faith in all of this. To this point, Catholic teaching has had little effect in distinguishing us from any other segment of… Continue reading US Catholics Question America’s Assent to Militarism