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June 14, 2017 – News of Abrahamic Interest – SPECIAL EDITION

 

SPECIAL EDITION: Rare Insights into Religious Debates over Scripture and Human Rights

We welcomed a deeply researched article in the Washington Post on debate over female genital mutilation in a major DC metro mosque. The ugly custom has been practiced by some Christians as well as Muslims in Africa and Asia. But there is no scriptural justification. It’s a crime of primitive patriarchy.

Then there is a remarkable report by the New York Times’ Laurie Goodstein on the revival of religious liberals in America in multi-faith alliances in the defense of :”the least among us.”

We think this edition is a keeper.

Joseph V. Montville

Chairman of the Board

TRACK TWO: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy