Madrasa Discourses in the Shade of the Himalayas
Even in the narrow winding streets of Nepal, drenched daily with monsoon rains, there was no escape from the news media which equate the word “madrasa” with everything toxic in Islam.Read More →
Religious Women Constructing Modernity in Cameroon
How do religious women in Cameroon navigate their faith vis-à-vis their communities and religious hierarchies?Read More →
In Pursuit of Truth: Science, Tradition, and Renewal
While religion, with its deep historical roots and foundational texts, may appear more infallible than science, can it too shift with new moral consensuses?Read More →
Something Rotten in the State of Denmark: Katongole on Africa’s Gifts for the West
The choice for Katongole is not simply the choice between Africa and the West. The cure for Africa’s problems does indeed need to come from outside of Africa, but not from a Western state. It needs to come from God.Read More →
The “Dark Continent” is Dead
After reading Born from Lament, I want to shout from the mountaintop that the “Dark Continent is dead!” Or at least the awful way we in the West describe Africa is dead.Read More →
Between ‘Descriptive Haste’ and ‘Prescriptive Haste’
The central thesis of Emmanuel Katongole’s Born from Lament: The Theology and Politics of Hope in Africa is that lament…Read More →
The Portland Samaritans and Politics Moving Forward
Namkai-Meche’s last words—reported by a woman who pulled off her shirt to tourniquet his wound—were, “Tell everyone on this train that I love them.” We love you, too.Read More →
Prayer in Action: Supplication and Prayer in a Time of Crisis
Too often we have a distortion of spatiality, a separation of my group and myself from the other. By entertaining strangers we recognize that we are all created in the image of God, in radical love.Read More →
Diplomacy as Hypocrisy: The Biya System in Rome and at the Vatican
May the time come when every head of State who goes to meet the Pope and every bishop or priest fears hearing the prophetic message.Read More →
Muslim HumanitiesThe humanities since the nineteenth century have investigated language, music, art, literature, theology, and poetry. Muslims have long been participants in these rich intellectual traditions, as majorities or minorities in the past and present.
Science and the Human PersonRapid advances in science and technology are raising fundamental questions about human life, flourishing, suffering, and death. These and other ethical questions at the intersection of science and the human person have a global character, encompassing all of humanity.
Global Migration and the New CosmopolitanismThe global expansion of migration over the past two generations has ushered in major social and economic changes, as well as profound ethical challenges concerning how citizens are to coexist in pluralistic societies.