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  • Coming together for peace

    Coming together for peace
    Forty-three years ago, John Lennon penned a lyric that has become a staple on the radio and countless bumper stickers and T-shirts: "Imagine all the people living life in peace."
  • City Lights: 'Blessing' is faith at its finest

    City Lights: 'Blessing' is faith at its finest
    Everyone has questions they hate to be asked. High on my list is, "Are you religious?" I dread it especially if I sense that a "no" answer will prompt a barrage of other questions, some of them rhetorical. Usually, in those circumstances, I say something...

    Natural Perspectives: Live long and help the Earth prosper

    Natural Perspectives: Live long and help the Earth prosper
    For about 12 years now, Louann and I have been writing columns for these pages. We regret that this is our last. Presumably, the Independent will be going in a new direction. Unfortunately, the folks there have decided that we — and many other...

    Shadia: Islam for enlightenment, liberation

    There's been a storm of controversy in the Arab and Muslim community over a recent Foreign Policy magazine article. The essay, "Why Do They Hate Us?", outlines the atrocities many Arab women suffer at the hands of men. In short, the writer posits that...

    Commentary: Columnist's grasp on history is shaky

    Almost always, I read Mona Shadia's columns with bemusement and incredulity. Her mixture of Islamic religious advocacy and sheer naïveté is mostly harmless drivel, like the rest of what is printed in the Independent. Yet what she writes and how she...