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September 2011

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 22 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
The Fountain

A Decade To Remember, Decades To Come In Peace

Who would not prefer to remember the turn of the millennium with a hopeful memory, such as the dream below: At the turn of the millennium, a delegation from Iraq comes to the World Trade Center in Ne... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Believers as They Stand Before God

The believer is one who believes and trusts, one with prospects for a secure future who is trustworthy to others. S/he is a monumental figure marked by a special distinction imbued with contrasting co... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
John Bryson Chane

An Opportunity to Heal and Make Whole

How can anyone residing in the United States, or for that matter living in any other part of the world, forget the horror of September 11, 2001, when commercial airliners, piloted by terrorists posing... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Gunnar Stalsett

The Spirit of Norway

A model of reconciled diversity is the only way to the future in our globalized world. It is indeed a tremendous challenge to come to terms with the perplexity of religion and politics in our time. A... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Robert A. Pape

The End of Fear, the Beginning of Understanding

In the decade since 9/11, the United States has: •conquered and occupied two large Muslim countries (Afghanistan and Iraq) •compelled a huge Muslim army to root out a terrorist sanctuary (Pakistan) ... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Ahmet Kurucan

9/11: Before and After

I remember the day very vividly, perhaps like each and every person who has been affected by it does. I remember the trauma, panic, and tears in the café of my English language school. The same frames... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Katharine Branning


Katharine, “Kadriye,” Branning was one of the passengers on a Turkish Airlines flight to New York on September 9, 2011, a flight which could not reach its destination that inauspicious day. Taken fr read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Eren Tatari

Does the Qur'an Sanction War?

In Islamic jurisprudence, no divinely ordained clergy rule on religious matters. There are only scholars, learned people that undertake the extensive study of the Islamic sciences. No official post de... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Amy Wilson


Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America there is not an Islamic word used more commonly in daily life than jihad. Jihad has appeared regularly in news broadcasts... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
M. Fethullah Gulen

Rida (Resignation)

Resignation means showing no rancor or rebellion against misfortune, and accepting all manifestations of destiny without complaint and even better peacefully. In other words, one should welcome all th... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Frances M. Leap

Rocks or Rainbows: Lessons for Interreligious Dialogue

More than two decades ago, as a new professor at a small college, I was assigned a course that included a unit on non-Christian religious traditions. Since I had little background myself in this area,... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Bishop Demetrios Of Mokissos

The Art of Living Together

  At the onset of the twenty-first century, a new relationship is being forged between my own Greek Orthodox Christian community and the Turkish Muslim community of the United States. That such a dia... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
B. Jill Carroll

The Challenge of Peaceful Coexistence

'Peaceful coexistence is the most important project of our era. But we cannot do it alone or in isolation; we must do it together.' The world has become very small. Mass communications, mass tra read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Sumeyra Tosun / Kelli Angelone

Geography of Friendship

Two Poems and Some Thoughts Recently I was reading a book called The Geography of Thought. To my surprise, the author claimed that Eastern and Western people had different types of cognition, meaning... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Fatma Yilmaz

America's Potential for Peace

On the evening of September 11, 2010, nine Christian women gathered in a prayer circle in the basement of a small Midwest church, and were asked to reflect on where they have been spiritually since 9/... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Kamil Ezgin

Drinking Water from the Sea: Polymeric Membranes for Desalination

One billion people in the world live in water-stressed areas, and RO membrane technology is the leading desalination technology to overcome the problem of insufficient clean water. Today, more than 1... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Irfan Yilmaz

It's Us Peter, Your Blood Vessels

Dear Peter, the Heart talked about itself so much that we thought it would never let us speak. Yes, the heart functions as a fabulous pump, but it is nothing by itself. We find our value in cooperatio... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Hikmet Isik

Divine Support and Ensuring Its Continuation

Question: God Almighty has graced us with a great deal of possibilities to serve humanity. What would you recommend so that this holy grace and benediction upon us shall not be stopped? I think we a... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
The Fountain

Epidermal electronics

1- Epidermal electronics Original Article: Kim, D-H et al., Science 333, 838 (2011). We often see patients in hospitals with many cables attached to their bodies. Now there is hope to replace these read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Ihsan Orhan

Is Humanity Dead?

"A once-in-a-lifetime event" or "the worst for 60 years" is how the drought in Africa today is being described. Among the most affected countries are Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Over 30,000 children read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Sebnem Unlu

The life and journey of a leaf

I was created as a small bud on the dry branch of a huge oak tree. The oak tree is a great entity that protects me from being stepped on or eaten by animals. I serve life in many ways: I provide shade... read more..

Issue 83 (September - October 2011)
Mahshid Turner

Prayer and Healing in Islam

Title: Prayer and Healing in IslamAuthor: Salih YucelTughra Books2010978-1-59784-242-6 In the past few decades many studies and articles on the subject of religion, spirituality and health, from both... read more..

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