The Names of God: Pluralism’s Civic and Theological Frameworks
In the current religio-political life in Indonesia, the naming of God as Merciful becomes a public discourse geared toward a theology of inclusivity.Read More →
Religious Coexistence and Conflict: Reflections on Lombok
If Indonesian nationalism is weakening, what other basis for moral community might make coexistence across religious differences possible?Read More →
Beyond Coexistence: Pluralism in Indonesia
What is the role of religion in public life? The debate is tearing through the Indonesian political and social fabric.Read More →
‘Not Me, Not That’: Thinking Race and Catholic Modernity
Subaltern voices are not just about “diversity,” but about approximating a more honest, rich and enlarged sense of truth and the world.Read More →
Forget Pinkwashing, its Brownwashing Time: Self-Orientalizing on the US Campus
First I saw a large portrait of a Native American wearing a traditional headdress, with the word “Judah” written across it. Here, brown-washing and self-orientalism perform political work, masking settler colonialism with the language and images of nativism.Read More →
The Role of Heritage and Tradition (Turāth) in the Search for Muslim Identity
Without careful nurturing and dedicated attention to the past as well as the present, tradition becomes an instrument of power, and a source of learned ignorance.Read More →
In the real world, west Jerusalem is the capital of Israel; east Jerusalem is a city in waiting. Jerusalem the holy city is in exile.Read More →
The Social Fabric of Jerusalem: Memories in the Wake of Christian Exodus
When a plant or animal disappears, we expect the entire ecosystem to be impacted. We often forget that human communities form the same deep relationships.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 →
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.