Islam & women piece: Seeking questions from my readers

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.

Modern day prophets

The theme of this year’s Ignatian Family Teach-In is “Prophetic lives: Caminando juntos (Walking together).” This idea is taken from the words of Oscar Romero, the former archbishop of San Salvador who was murdered while saying Mass in 1980.  During the brutal civil war, he advocated for the protection of the poor in his country, …

“Falling in Love”

In preparation for the Ignatian Family Teach-In, the largest gathering of Jesuit institutions in the country, which will be held on Georgetown’s campus this weekend, other Georgetown students and I have been contemplating the words of Jesuits and Catholics who call for a “faith that does justice.”  At the conference, we will discuss social justice …