Would we know Malala Yousafzai if she was one of the hundreds of children killed by American drones?

2013: The top 14 Muslim news stories of the past year

2013 was a bloody, difficult, unraveling year for many Muslims around the world. May 2014 be a year that sees the discomforted comforted, the orphans cared for, the hungry fed, the naked clothed, the homeless provided with shelter. May there be a widening of the circle of compassion, may there be a real peace rooted in justice, and above all else, may all of us be participants in making it so.

Jerry Campbell is the president of Claremont Lincoln University and Claremont School of Theology.  Photo courtesy Jerry Campbell

COMMENTARY: A hunger strike to close Guantanamo

CLAREMONT, Calif. (RNS) “I don’t know for how long I will do this,” Timothy Murphy said of his hunger strike, “but if nothing else, I want the men in Guantanamo to know that myself and others care about their situation enough to act in support of them.”