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Blood Moon Ramadan

Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent…

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Pornography, respect, and responsibility

A letter on pornography and business ethics written by two prominent public intellectuals–one a Christian, one a Muslim–sent to hotel industry executives last week.
We write to ask you to stop offering pornographic movies in your company’s hotels. We make no proposal here to limit your legal freedom, nor do we threaten protests, boycotts, or anything of the sort. We simply ask you to do what is right as a matter of conscience.

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Why I cover up

AltCatholicah and AltMuslimah have recently formed AltVentures Media, a partnership which seeks to elevate the voices of women of faith in society, as well as to raise awareness across religions of the various commonalities and differences religions have with regards to gender issues. One such issue is modesty. Here is a Jewish perspective on a topic that is of great importance in both the Muslim and Catholic community.

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We need your support!

We’re raising funds to keep AltMuslimah going strong… and you can help! We need funds to attend and arrange important events, conferences, and seminars, to make our website more professional, content & media rich, and of course compensate and reward our dedicated volunteers and writers who put countless hours and effort into bringing important and relevant articles to you every day.

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No fear of flying

In this piece, the editor of AltCatholicah – AltMuslimah’s partner site – explains the site’s mission to a Catholic audience.
As a little girl, I found it infinitely frustrating that I could not fly. Sure, people can fly in planes, but we can’t fly. It took me a couple of decades to gradually discover that, in fact, humans can fly. Writing is flying. Flying looks like this: keyboard before you, wrist arched from the weight of an eager index finger hovering above a letter. Any letter. Lower and click. And you’re off!

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What is Altcatholicah?

As I write this, I have Pentecost on my mind. The image of crimson calla lilies curling like flames at the feet of a statue of Our Lady in my local parish, her gaze turned downward, remains with me still. Mary, full of grace. Mary, on fire. Images such as this bring me back to the questions that have led me to create this web magazine: What does it mean to be a Catholic woman? What does it mean to simultaneously embody the graceful obedience of the Mother of the Church and the flame-like fervor of her Magnificat?

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