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 →
The Sky’s Many Colors
The concept that women’s confinement in the home is for their protection was irreconcilable to me. But in our differences we found learning opportunities instead of distance.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 →
Eternal Enmities: A Jewish Decolonial Re-Evaluation of Western Altruism
The Jewish-Muslim case is one of many that invite us to unveil what has been hidden, contest what has been naturalized, and move beyond modern/colonial liberal narratives.Read More →
Muslims and the Making of America
The history of the United States is a multicultural, multiethnic, multireligious one. But that history is often not told.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 →
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 →
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.