The following article was originally published in Living City, the magazine of the Focolare movement. Their March issue is focused on Islamophobia and interfaith issues. I hope to see more Catholic publications dedicate articles or entire issues to these important topics. I hope this article can be a resource for parishes, churches, and related groups. Please shareContinue reading “How can Christians respond to Islamophobia?”
In my most recent posts, I’ve discussed the terrorist attacks in Norway, offering quite a depressing analysis of their causes and implications, many of which are related to Islamophobia in America. Fear of Muslims existed in the American psyche before September 11, 2001, but the terrorist attacks ten years ago only amplified and cemented thoseContinue reading “9/11/11: A new American anniversary”
Have you ever seen a girl wearing a headscarf walking on campus or in the grocery store and wanted to ask, “Why do you wear that? Are you forced to?” Post 9/11, many Americans have lots of questions about the relationship between Islam and women, but many have no place where they can express their concerns and questions. With this blog post, and a new project I’m beginning, I’m attempting to provide that forum for asking questions and providing some answers.