Rugby Film Highlights the Erosion of Women’s Rights in Iran

Women in Iran have it rough. This wasn’t always the case – at least, not the way it is today. Before the Islamic Revolution in 1979, most Iranian women didn’t wear veils. They were active in high levels of academia and government, so much so that even the conservative Revolution couldn’t completely erase their involvement. [Read More...]

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If Tim Tebow Were Muslim…

… would the country still love him? Would the still be the most popular athlete (according to an ESPN poll)? Would he still get away with putting messages on his uniform if they read “Insha’Allah”? Salon’s Marcus Cederstrom says the odds are against it: So I ask, what if Tim Tebow were Muslim? How would [Read More...]

If Religious Athletes Were Honest…

Or: “Things Tim Tebow will never say.” (via the New Yorker — Thanks to Janice for the link!) [Read more...]

Do Tebow and Bieber Make It Cool to Be Christian?

Jo Piazza at FOX News wonders: are prominent, outspoken Christians like Tim Tebow and Justin Bieber making Christianity more appealing to kids? It’s no great leap to say that children and teens admire and emulate figures like Bieber, fellow musician Demi Lovato, and Tebow. In a culture that values piety as a signifier of moral [Read More...]