Beyond ‘Hearsay’ Or: Hearing and Learning to Say ‘Assalamu Alaikum’
Growing up in New York City after September 11, 2001, the narratives about Islam that were shared with me my entire life were ones of extremism and terrorism. It became apparent that my perception of Muslims up until this point had all been hearsay.Read More →
“Faith-by-Birth”? Community and Religious Identity
I am Catholic because my mother lost her driver’s license when I was seventeen.Read More →
The Evolution of Eyes
On the last day of the program, Haya convinced Meilin to try on one of her outfits and then wear it to class.Read More →
Islamophobia Is Not Racism
Imperialism and structural inequalities are highly relevant to the post-Cold War framing of Islam on a global scale, but neither race or “phobia” captures the full complexity of the power dynamics at play.Read More →
Scientific Literacy for Madrasa Graduates: A Project for Religious Renewal at the University of Notre Dame
The goal of Madrasa Discourses is to transform the intellectual culture within madrasa scholarship by bringing it into conversation with contemporary intellectual currents. [Re-posted from The Maydan]Read More →
Particular and Capacious? A Reflection on Identity and Solidarity
Do particular national experiences and historical locations constrain or broaden one’s ethical commitments?Read More →
The Shabbat Massacre Is Not Merely About Religion
The Shabbat massacre is not only a hate crime. It is also the latest expression of racialized Christian construction of boundaries.Read More →
2018 World Cup and Multicultural Belgium
It is precisely this absence of a unified national project that allows for a triumphant recuperation of national symbols by ethnic minorities.Read More →
The 2018 Fashion Exhibit at New York’s Met: Revealing Catholics to Themselves
The collection offers Catholics a chance to see themselves anew in a contemporary context of spiritual, sexual, and gender fluidity.Read More →
Madrasa DiscoursesA conciliation of traditional Islamic thought with contemporary scientific and philosophical worldviews can result in orthodox affirmations of human dignity that are essential for peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic world.
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.
Reexamining Religion and ModernitiesAddressing resurgent populism, antisemitism, and Islamophobia in Euro-America requires integrating diverse approaches to the study of religion and modernity with insights from the critical study of race, nationalism, and peace.
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.