This summer, we’ve seen a string of anti-Muslim incidents across the country. Many of them — including several brutal attacks of Muslim individuals outside of their houses of worship — occurred during Ramadan, Muslim’s holy month. Amid these concerning events, I’ve written and spoken about Islamophobia and how it is a threat to American Muslim’s religiousContinue reading “Islamophobia is a religious freedom issue Catholics should prioritize”
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?”
Five things to do when an anti-Muslim rally comes to town.
The similarities between Ignatian and Islamic spirituality can be explained best by pointing to three Arabic mottos, central to the Islamic tradition, and their surprising Ignatian counterparts.
19 years ago today, in the Atlas mountains of Algeria, seven Trappist monks where kidnapped from their rural monastery. Eventually murdered along with many thousands of Algerians and foreigners in the mid-1990s, the French monks had decided to stay in their African home despite the country’s civil war. The story of these men, and the twoContinue reading ““The Father of us both”: Fr. Christian’s last testament”