Politics

Thoughts from a Muslim chaplain: A spiritually conscientious objection to Kavanaugh’s confirmation

Last week Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to be a life-long member of the highest legal court of arguably the most the most powerful country in the world—he was chosen as a United States Supreme Court justice.  From almost any spiritual or faith-based perspective, this appointment corrodes the soul of the…

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Bad speech comes in many forms: a look at “dangerous speech”

This article is part of a collaborative series commissioned by altMuslimah and Jewschool to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding between Muslim and Jewish communities experiencing a rise in anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.   If you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet, you’re probably familiar with the following scenario: Person…

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The Irreplaceable Asma Jehangir

Asma Jehangir was nothing short of a superhero for Pakistani women who wanted someone with grit and an indomitable spirit to stand up to “The Man.” Be it the military overstepping its mandate, a popular autocrat’s absolute power or the trampling of minority rights, Jehangir was ever ready to push…

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