Struggling to Illuminate the Darkness

Candle in the dark

What is this? What IS THIS?I am no longer desensitized, offering up moments of reflection on the physical violence and death and hateful rhetoric in Syria, Libya, Cairo, Pakistan or even here in the United States via platforms like Facebook and blogs – and then moving on with my life. This is how I’ve always approached the troubles of the world as a journalist/editor. Write, or find good people to write about what’s happening, what’s wrong, what’s right, what can improve, what is truthful, wh … [Read more...]

One Year Later, the Revolution is Not Complete in Tahrir Square

Tahrir Square 2012

January 25, 2012 -- They are gathering in Tahrir Square today.Egyptians, journalists, and others gathered and marched and protested, one year ago today, in an epic citizen-driven Egyptian revolution that ended in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.But really, it didn’t end there. In the year since, revolutions have engulfed nearly the entire Arab world, starting in Tunisia, grabbing the world stage in Egypt and Tahrir, and continuing on to Libya, Syria, Bahrain, and others. The m … [Read more...]

The Best ‘Good News’ Muslim Stories of 2011

protest-in-tunisia-1

Note: This article is a joint venture between Patheos and AltMuslim, which has a tradition of publishing the best "good news" stories at the end of each calendar year. I thank Altmuslim editors for working with me on writing and producing this.Sometimes it seems Muslims can’t get a break, and 2011 was no exception. The "creeping sharia" paranoia in the US continued unabated (despite any evidence that there is any real threat of sharia law supplanting the Constitution) with the passage and/or … [Read more...]


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