Religion

7 Religious Women Explain How Their Faith Empowers Their Feminism

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‘People say to me, doesn’t your faith oppress you?’ Nitya Rajan The Huffington Post As part of our All Women Everywhere month, we asked seven women of faith whether their belief helps or hinders their… From battling stigma to fighting for their rights in the workplace, each woman explains, what has been at times, an “uncomfortable” journey to balance their faith with… 7 Religious Women… Read More »

Islam: The world’s fastest growing religion

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Islam is the world’s second-largest religion, after Christianity. BBC News But this could change if the current demographic trends continue, according to research published by the US-based Pew Research Center. Video producers: Suniti… Islam: The world’s… Read More »

Hijab at work: EU court is authorising discrimination

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The latest ECJ ruling limits religious people – especially Muslim women – to being behind the scenes in the workplace. Shelina Janmohamed Al Jazeera News On March 14, the European Court of Justice ruled that when it comes to the workplace, the ban on the wearing of “any political, philosophical or religious sign” such as headscarves need not constitute direct discrimination. But it can… Hijab at work… Read More »

Condemned To Repeat History

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In June 2016, the Presbyterian Church USA held its 222nd General Assembly in Portland, Oregon. Michael Youssef The Daily Caller A Muslim community leader gave the invocation, praying, “Lead us on the straight path — the path of all the prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.” This prayer was… Condemned To Repeat… Read More »

Why won’t YouTube and Google consider moderators to tackle online hate?

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There’s no easy fix of course, but it would help if internet companies faced up to their responsibilities as publishers, and tried the human approach Keith Kahn-Harris The Guardian In preparation for an article I am writing, I spent much of the other day researching neo-Nazi music. I explored the… Why won’t YouTube… Read More »

The Muslim ban and the ethnic cleansing of America

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Trump’s Muslim ban is integral to his long-term plan to make the US a solely white, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant ‘nation’. Hamid Dabashi Al Jazeera News The Muslim ban did not happen in one day – and it means more than one thing. The Muslim ban… The Muslim ban… Read More »

An open letter to Jews, Muslims and other minorities in Europe

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The revival of racism in European countries rings the warning bell not only for Muslims but also other religious minorities like Jews Yahya Bostan Daily Sabah The rise of xenophobia, hatred toward “the other” and intolerance toward minorities, is often linked to certain social, political and economic developments. In other words… An open letter… Read More »

The hijab ruling is a ban on Muslim women

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Religious identity isn’t something you can take off in public. Iman Amrani The Guardian The European court of justice has turned the headscarf into a symbol of resistance This week’s decision… The hijab ruling… Read More »

Turks becoming the new ‘devil’ of Europe

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European xenophobia, which has emerged in every period against different groups, this time sees Turks and Muslims as its main enemies Selim Yaman Daily Sabah On Saturday night, Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya was prevented from going into the Turkish Consulate in the Netherlands’ city of Rotterdam, leading to a diplomatic crisis between the two… Turks becoming the… Read More »

Donald Trump’s incendiary language emboldening white supremacists, minority groups say

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Shootings, bombings, desecrated cemeteries and racist graffiti — minority groups in the United States say the number of race hate crimes are spiking in President Donald Trump’s America. Conor Duffy ABC “I hope it’s not a tipping point but I will say that I’m 36 years old and I grew up in an amazing America, and I still want it to be amazing, open America for my children who are growing up here,” Philadelphia rabbi Joel Seltzer said. “For the ... Read More »

Fall from grace of the human face of Church hierarchy

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Each new revelation in the succession of scandals to envelope the Catholic Church cast the transgressions of Bishop Casey in an ever more benighn light, writes Michael Clifford Michael Clifford Irish Examiner THE rain was bucketing down for much of the morning, but nobody really minded, least of all the man who was up there on the stage in front of a crowd heading for 300,000. The occasion was… Fall from grace… Read More »

EU workplace headscarf ban is legal, says ECJ

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Employers are entitled to ban workers from the “visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign” including headscarves, Europe’s top court has ruled. BBC News But the ban must be based on internal company rules requiring all employees to “dress neutrally”, said the European Court of Justice (ECJ). It cannot be… EU workplace headscarf… Read More »

Who opened the gates of hell in Europe?

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Some European countries seem to be in a race to restrict events organized by Turkish associations that invite Turkish authorities to meet Turks living in those countries. Merve Sebnem Oruc Daily Sabah It is, of course, not surprising, as we are aware of rising anti-Turkish sentiment in Europe; however, the extent it has reached is quite abnormal. European authorities recently… Who opened the… Read More »

Muting prayers is muting the Palestinian struggle

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While Israel pursues to silence the sound of prayer, the global community suppressed the Palestinian call for justice. Mariam Barghouti Al Jazeera News Driving the streets of the West Bank, you see Israeli-issued street signs reading, in Arabic, “Urshalaym”, the Hebrew word for Jerusalem instead of the Arabic namesake “Al-Quds”. Like most Palestinians… Muting prayers is… Read More »

The Power Of Economic Inefficiency

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I’m a business guy. Robert Dickie III The Daily Caller I love free markets. I believe capitalism… The Power Of… Read More »

Beauty in the Bible: Illustrating world’s most widely distributed book

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(CNN) – It’s the world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book, but most modern Bibles, with their dense black-and-white pages and often austere covers, are not normally associated with art. Georgia McCafferty CNN However, this wasn’t always the case. For centuries, rich… Beauty in the… Read More »