America’s Marketplace of Confessions: Evangelical Christianity’s Gift to Muslims

America’s Marketplace of Confessions: Evangelical Christianity’s Gift to Muslims By Marcia Pally In the thinking and reflection that I suppose inevitably comes with the tenth anniversary of the 2001 September 11th attacks, I found myself reviewing the research on the quality of Muslim life, espeically in Europe where many of the attackers had been living, […]

Does America Do It Better? Religion, Immigration, and Pluralism in the US and Europe

Does America Do It Better? Religion, Immigration, and Pluralism in the US and Europe— A special focus on Islam  By Marcia Pally  Internationale Politik, German Council on Foreign Relations, September, 2007 The May, 2007 Pew Report on Muslims in the US revealed a relatively sanguine picture, notably in contrast to the more fractious situation in Europe.[1] […]

The tragedy and futility of Trumped-up solutions

The tragedy and futility of Trumped-up solutions  By Marcia Pally  Religion News Service, December 9, 2015 (RNS) Pigheadedness is on a roll. At the end of October, we were assured by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that harassing Muslims by parading severed pig heads around a Muslim festivalis protected by our constitutional rights to free […]

We have a right to pigheaded ideas. Now what should we do? 

We have a right to pigheaded ideas. Now what should we do?  By Marcia Pally Religion News Service November 4, 2015 (RNS) We are very fortunate to have free speech rights. It allows us to say things others find sinful or dangerous — such as, women should have equal access to political, educational and employment opportunities. […]

Muslims, Evangelicals and the Countering of Prejudice

Muslims, Evangelicals and the countering of prejudice: A conversation with Prof. Marcia Pally and Prof. Mustapha Tlili, New York University By Chantal Bax, April 2012 Muslims and Evangelicals – one may not think that these two groups have much in common. Yet just as Muslims regularly have to fight the prejudice that all people of […]