When I talk to Christian friends about interfaith work, sometimes they complain that moderate Muslims are not speaking out enough against Islamic militancy. I’m not sure how they would know, since few have Muslim friends. And it bothers me that few of the Christian complainers speak out very loudly against extremists who have hijacked their own religion. Making well-founded judgments about who’s doing what for the common good demands that we be circumspect, and ready to reconsider opinions based on scant evidence. The truth is that moderate Muslims have strongly criticized and continue to strongly criticize militant interpretations of Islam. But it’s often difficult to get heard, given major news media’s preoccupation with the sensational, the controversial, the violent.
At Cyberken I aim to provide a place for people of faith to speak quieter messages about forgiveness, compassion, respect, and service. The following video serves as an example of such messages, which will help us make better informed judgments about who’s speaking out for the common good.