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“We have many experts on the terrain of conflict, but not many leaders. Good Christian leadership radiates a very different presence in a broken world.”
I came across these words by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice—from their 2008 book entitled Reconciling All Things—the day after Pope Francis raised the Christian practice of…Continue
“Daddy, can I get a bikini this summer?” my seven-year-old daughter asked toward the end of the school year. Sure, sweetheart. Could we stay indoors and watch episodes of Winnie the Pooh to recall when you were two? I remember not saying out-loud. It was a difficult image to avoid: Less clothing would be more—of my daughter uncovered.
Which brings me, ironically, to a question that often disturbs American sensibilities: What do we make of the way some Muslim women cover…Continue
On most days, if we’re realistic, the idea of religious tolerance serves only to usher a person just inside the other’s front door. It might, in the end, provide a sort-of, kind-of knowledge, but it still leaves something more palpable to be desired in the hungry or thirsty spirit. For this reason, in Oman, Dr. AbdulRahman al-Salimi decided to re-name his academic journal.
In the modern and still modernizing…Continue
Zarmeena, one of the poets who presented at the 2011 MSA Coffeehouse at Virginia Commonwealth University
(Photo: Nathan Elmore)
On the last night of Osama bin Laden’s earthly sojourn, unbeknownst to him, in the Student Commons at…Continue