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Junípero Serra by Stephen Schwartz

First Things Blog  May 20, 2015 On September 23, at a mass in Washington, DC, Pope Francis is scheduled to canonize Blessed Junípero Serra (1713-84), the Franciscan founder of the Spanish missions in California. Serra was beatified by Pope John…
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Uyghur Voices on Education New report highlights China’s assimilative language policy through firsthand accounts by The Uyghur American Association

Uyghur Human Rights Project and Uyghur American Association May 20, 2015 [Note: The Center for Islamic Pluralism endorses this statement by the Uyghur American Association.] The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) announces the publication of Uyghur Voices on Education: China’s…
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BDS vs. Israel – The True “Islamophobia” by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog May 19, 2015 “Islamophobia,” which carries with it implications of viciousness, pain, and disease, is not considered a neutral term, either by Muslims who accuse others of it (including some moderate believers in Islam), or by…
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A Model for Moderate Muslims by Stephen Schwartz

The Huffington Post May 12, 2015 Continuing terrorism by Islamist radicals in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S has led numerous commentators to argue for solutions that nearly always involve revision of the foundations of the religion, especially Qur’an….
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My Second Father – 20 Years Since the Death of Gjon Sinishta by Stephen Schwartz

On Friday, May 8, 2015, a mass was announced at the grand and beautiful St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Gjon Sinishta, the indispensable intellectual guardian of the Albanian Catholic heritage…
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Malice in Dallas by Stephen Schwartz

As predicted by many, a horrifying new outrage has been added to the annals of radical Islam. In Garland, Texas, a Dallas suburb, on Sunday, May 3, two men were killed by police after the pair fired at an event…
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Don’t Believe the Hype about Zaytuna College by Stephen Schwartz

American Thinker April 29, 2015 The accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) of tiny Zaytuna College, an Islamist project with seventeen professors and fifty students in Berkeley, California that has been called “America’s first Muslim liberal…
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In Kosova, U.S.-Funded Study Gets Response to ISIS Wrong by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog April 20, 2015 Last month the Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS), a think-tank in the Balkan republic, published a “Report Inquiring Into the Causes and Consequences of Kosovo Citizens’ Involvement as Foreign Fighters in Syria…
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