“People become the poem” – Interview with Syrian-American Poet Amal Kassir

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Amal Kassir speaks boldly about Syria and women’s rights — and is garnering attention for the power of her poetry. [Read more...]

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Why Every American Should Try Fasting for Ramadan

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By practicing Ramadan, non-Muslim Americans can see through a valuable window into the interior of Islamic life and society. [Read more...]

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Central African Republic Needs Humanitarian Help Urgently

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A civil war has displaced hundreds of thousands of villagers in the last few months, leaving them with no medical support during a malaria epidemic, and in many cases, without food as well. [Read more...]

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Religion, Healing, and Violence Against Women in Papua New Guinea

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In an epidemic of family and sexual abuse, victims in Papua New Guinea are often accused of witchcraft. But NGOs are beginning to make inroads to alleviate the problem. What can Western faiths, and countries, learn from this, as they try to stop gender-based violence? [Read more...]

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How a 19th Century Sufi Inspires Algerian Youth to Write about Human Rights

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An essay competition brings out the best in Arab secondary school students. [Read more...]

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Presbyterian Pastor Doubles as Escort: CSBV III

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A pastor engages a youth ministry assistant in a sexual relationship, and then tells her of his other, secret, life. Part III of the series Clerical Sexual Boundary Violations. [Read more...]

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Why Episcopal Leaders Made a Deal with the New York Post to Misreport on Sexual Misconduct: CSBV II

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The two-year long story of priests unwilling to break silence about sexual abuse. Part II of the series Clerical Sexual Boundary Violations. [Read more...]

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Sexualized Violence Uncovered Among Mennonites: CSBV I

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An Interview with Rachel Halder, Editor of Our Stories Untold. Part I of the series Clerical Sexual Boundary Violations. [Read more...]

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Clerical Clothing Confused: The Art of Mountain Dew

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You wear black; I wear white; let’s call the whole thing off? [Read more...]

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The Unexpected Priest: The Art of Mountain Dew

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Who really gets to bless the bread and wine? [Read more...]

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