Peace, prosperity, and democracy cannot endure if imposed from the outside. We should cease to make false distinctions between peacekeeping and prevention; they are in fact inextricably linked.
Sep 11, 2012
We always have a concern when we see the rhetoric rising against any particular group in America, that it might inspire others to violent action — and that violent action is what we would have to deal with.
Dec 07, 2015
We're all children of this earth, and we need to work together so that everyone has a chance at having a decent life.
Dec 07, 2015
But just as it is the responsibility of Muslims around the world to root out misguided ideas that lead to radicalization, it is the responsibility of all Americans -- of every faith -- to reject discrimination.
Dec 06, 2015
Feeling a little small? Well, in the context of the cosmos, we are small.
Mar 09, 2015
Like other acts of terror, the attack at the Ankara train station is taking aim at our unity, brotherhood and future. The solidarity and determination we are going to display in the face of this attack will be the biggest and the most meaningful response to the terror.
Oct 11, 2015
It's about spiritual leadership. When women bring their young boys and they see women leading the prayer, they can initiate change as they grow up.
Jan 30, 2015
Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
Jun 02, 2015
We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every rainy morning. You see, growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. But I was never embarrassed. Because the school bus would be filled with rows and rows of young Iowans with bread bags slipped over their feet.
Jan 20, 2015