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Yasmin Nouh

Help Us Show How Beautifully Diverse The Hijab Can Be

Yasmin Nouh | May 6, 2016 | Religion
Show us how you wear your hijab to help us illustrate the vibrancy and diversity of Muslim women who don it. Tag your photo with #HijabToMe on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, and we'll showcase it in The Huffington Post.
Priya Kumar

The Depressingly Common Consequences of Flying While Brown

Priya Kumar | May 6, 2016 | Travel
No one, let alone individuals in positions of authority, should let prejudice determine their actions. Speaking the Arabic word "inshallah," wearing a headscarf, or being named Priya are not markers of malice.
David Briggs

Balancing Sin and Forgiveness to Improve Mental Fitness

David Briggs | May 6, 2016 | Religion
The desire to live up to divine standards can help many religious individuals cultivate successful, lasting relationships and avoid harmful addictions, some research suggests.
David Stebenne

White Catholics, Donald Trump and the 2016 Presidential Election

David Stebenne | May 6, 2016 | Religion
White Catholic voters have provided crucial assistance to Donald Trump's bid for the GOP presidential nomination. The clearest sign of that came during the recent primaries held in five northeastern states, which Trump swept on the strength of his white Catholic supporters.
Gene Klein

Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Survivor Urges an Extended Hand for Syrian Refugees

Gene Klein | May 6, 2016 | Politics
On the day my family arrived at Auschwitz, our personhood was stripped from us. I remember lining up in an open area of the camp and placing my shoes and all my clothes in front of me. That pile at my feet was my last connection to my previous life.
Scott Gardner

The Spiritual Consciousness of Marvel's Daredevil

Scott Gardner | May 6, 2016 | Religion
Whenever I tell someone I study religion and comics I get a subtle head turn and then, as if on cue, "Oh, how interesting." It takes a minute, but you can see in their eyes the connections being drawn together.
Jeremy Affeldt

You're Not a Failure

Jeremy Affeldt | May 6, 2016 | Religion
Who really cares what people think of you? I don't let it stop me. Just ask yourself: are you living in righteousness? Are you living your life in Jesus? Yes? Then that's all that matters. God is smiling on you.
Jim Wallis

How Daniel Berrigan Helped Save My Life

Jim Wallis | May 6, 2016 | Religion
His critics always accused him of disorderliness, disruption, creating drama, and causing discomfort -- all of which were true. That's because he was not only a priest and a poet -- Daniel Berrigan was a prophet.
Jonah C. Steinberg

The Verse and the Pink Triangle

Jonah C. Steinberg | May 6, 2016 | Religion
Especially in a week when we have observed Yom HaShoah, it can be difficult to acknowledge that there is any aspect of our own tradition that has ever persecuted, stereotyped, ostracized, demonized, bullied, branded, and even in some ways erased within our own family, among our own number.
Negar Mortazavi

Iran's Latest Election Puts Rouhani Supporters in Charge of Parliament

Negar Mortazavi | May 5, 2016 | World
From opposing the nuclear negotiations to impeaching key ministers, parliament made it increasingly difficult for Rouhani to fully realize his moderate political agenda -- until now.
Tithi Bhattacharya

Why We Need to Talk About HinduismS

Tithi Bhattacharya | May 6, 2016 | Religion
In May 2015, UC Irvine was offered a donation of $6 million from the nonprofit the Dharma Civilization Foundation. Such an endowment, in these hard financial times, seemed like a gift too good to be true. Yet, sustained campaign from faculty and graduate students forced the University to reject the...
Katherine Marshall

Rights, values, and religion in Denmark

Katherine Marshall | May 5, 2016 | Religion
On a May day in Copenhagen, the sun shining brightly, the greatest security risk seems to come from bicycles speeding along the streets. But not all is calm in the state of Denmark. Immigrants and refugees have provoked a national soul-searching about human...
Sujantra McKeever

Get Peaceful and Courageous: Edit the Religious Texts as Jefferson Did

Sujantra McKeever | May 5, 2016 | Religion
"Nothing then is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man." --Thomas Jefferson I watch as modern man wages wars over the words in ancient religious books and wonder if we cannot do better. Our beliefs and world views are tied to ancient dogma that sits enshrined in manuscripts...
Celia Wexler

5 Mother's Day Books for Feminist Moms Who Also Are Women of Faith

Celia Wexler | May 5, 2016 | Women
Just because we are mothers doesn't mean we've left our brains, or our feminism, at the delivery room door. This Mother's Day, feminist moms like me who also are women of faith would appreciate any of these books. They reassure us that we are not alone in our struggles trying to practice our faith, whatever it may be, in the face of entrenched patriarchy.
Zehra Naqvi

The People We Don't Know and the Stories We Don't Hear

Zehra Naqvi | May 5, 2016 | Religion
Iraq is also home to the living - millions of people, families, and hopes and dreams. During my trip, I was fortunate to encounter a young man who also defies characterization. He has forever changed my perspective on Iraq.
Nicholas Liusuwan

Inside the Commercialism of the Dhammakaya Temple

Nicholas Liusuwan | May 5, 2016 | Religion
Why is the world's largest Buddhist temple being called commercial? And just how accurate are these accusations?
Celeste Yacoboni

Mother, the Mystery of Creation

Celeste Yacoboni | May 5, 2016 | Religion
Great Mother, you are the mystery of creation. You hold the light and darkness, birth and death. We your children are the blossom of your seed, the fruition of your imagination. We bow to you in gratitude and blessing.
Sadaf Rehman

Not Every Woman Who Wears The Headscarf Is Oppressed

Sadaf Rehman | May 5, 2016 | World
As tough as this may be for people to hear, as long as I do not harm anyone with my headscarf, then no one needs to harm me by asking me to take it off.
David J. Dunn, PhD

What Makes Orthodox Easter Different

David J. Dunn, PhD | May 5, 2016 | Religion
We recently celebrated Easter in the Orthodox Church. We also call it Pascha, which is a nod to the Jewish Passover.
Soraya Chemaly

Women's Health and Equality: Why We Supported Cecile Richards' Speaking at A Catholic University

Soraya Chemaly | May 5, 2016 | Religion
Two weeks ago, Cecile Richards spoke at Georgetown University, an event that drew criticism from some students, alumni and outside organizations, such as the Washington Diocese. There are three reasons why we, alumnae of the school who work on social justice issues, applauded the school's decision to allow Richards to speak on campus.
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