In Pursuit of Our Aesthetic Past
What was it that disconnected the vast majority of South Asian Muslims from this vibrant tradition of art and creativity?Read More →
Freedom: An Intercultural Definition
Imagine you’re a young Christian woman from the United States. A veiled Pakistani woman tells you that she has more freedom than you. How would you react?Read More →
Translating Islam Across Cosmologies in Qatar
It can be unsettling for Muslims like myself, who have grown up reading the Quranic account of human creation in a particular way, to consider evolution a valid explanation for the creation of life.Read More →
Modernities and Religious Identity and Difference
Modernity is not simply a political and economic project, but more deeply a cultural one, in some ways a sacred or quasi-religious project.Read More →
Understanding Religion in Light of Shifting Practice
“Religion” calls for rethinking the familiar models used to think of religion and public life: control, capitulation, co-optation, or rejection.Read More →
Toward a Common Respectful Attentiveness to Religions
Christian Smith helps us see that people who are religious can more confidently lay our claim to a public sphere which is no longer a neutral, secular space.Read More →
“Love” and “Punishment” for Muslim Others
What recognitions and forms of mutuality are necessary for common life amid plurality?Read More →
Our Jerusalem of Unspoken Stories
For Palestinians, the loss is real and sustained, mostly spoken of privately, like a wound you would not like to expose openly.Read More →
Jerusalem and the Soul of the Abrahamic Traditions
It is a harsh and bitter irony that the holiest sites of the Abrahamic faiths are either abodes of exclusivism or of strife and conflict.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.