Pagliarella and Schwartz: For preaching, protests, proverbs, and proselytizing

One week ago, many of us attended a much-publicized lecture by evangelical minister Christopher Yuan. Based on emails we had received encouraging us to protest the event, Yalies expected Mr. Yuan to claim that homosexuality was an illness in need of a cure. Instead, those of us at the talk heard a man give a »

Nemes and Schwartz: A powerful message for all creeds

March 24, 2011 • 9
After hearing Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf speak before a packed audience last night, it is difficult to see why anyone has ever had a problem with the cleric or his organization, the Cordoba Initiative. Imam Rauf seems to represent a model of a universalistic, Americanized Islam that has gone far beyond the requirements of a »

Schwartz: Defining legitimate dialogue

October 21, 2010 • 6
What are the boundaries of a productive conversation on Israel and Palestine? Wednesday’s opinion column, “An Unfounded Attack” (Oct. 20) raised the critical issue of defining the parameters of a legitimate discussion surrounding this intensely emotional conflict. Indeed, we need to do a better job of clarifying what constitutes legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies and »