Intersectionality of Religion and Social Identity: The Chinese of Banda Aceh
In Aceh, contemporary narratives have strengthened insider/outsider identities, relegating native ethnic Chinese citizens to “outsiders” and limiting their ability to publicly practice their culture.Read More →
Empowering Democratic Policy-Making: The Indonesian Women’s Coalition
Aisha, the wife of the prophet, protected and physically made space for transgender persons to pray behind her. As such, LGBT groups are assured protection.Read More →
The Ambivalence of Modernity Seen from Abidjan
Modernity is embraced for its scientific and technological wonders, but is also associated with moral decline especially with regard to family and sexual ethics.Read More →
Nourishing Hospitality: Jolyon Mitchell Interviews Mona Siddiqui
Generosity wasn’t just the act of giving; it’s the most noble thing that you could do. Because in the harsh desert environment, if you weren’t generous to your guests or to the stranger, the stranger would die.Read More →
Hospitality and Empire
Except this time, within this new, muscular, postcolonial hospitality, the erstwhile settler gets to play gracious host.Read More →
Expanding the Conversation on Hospitality in Islam
The interview “Nourishing Hospitality,” conducted by Jolyon Mitchell with author and scholar Mona Siddiqui, is not only a useful introduction…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.