Day: September 7, 2015

Islamophobic attacks in Britain–particularly against veiled women–have increased dramatically

Islamophobic attacks in Britain–particularly against veiled women–have increased dramatically

Still from video by Caroline Wyatt, who interviewed Muslim women to ask them about their experiences. Islamophobic attacks have soared in Britain, rising by 70% from last year. Most of these attacks are against women, particularly women wearing the Niqab or Hijab. Many western critics of Islam and Islamic cultures center their criticisms on the rights […]

Some millennials are embracing life as nuns

Some millennials are embracing life as nuns

Photo of nuns playing with a dog by Toni Greaves for the New York Times The NY Times Style section reports on an order of Dominican nuns which is attracting millennials during an era in which fewer women are choosing cloistered religious life. The Dominican Nuns of Summit, a cloistered convent which is raising funds to […]

The International Rescue Committee shares photos and stories, inspired by the bags refugees carry

The International Rescue Committee shares photos and stories, inspired by the bags refugees carry

Photo from IRC showing the backpack of Omran, a six-year old from Syria The International Rescue Committee, a group that works with refugees, asks what people bring with them when they run for their lives. Through photographs and narrative, they tell the human stories of people who are fleeing war and violence, by showing the items […]

His upcoming papal visit will be the first time Pope Francis has ever visited the United States: why?

His upcoming papal visit will be the first time Pope Francis has ever visited the United States: why?

The New York Times finds a variety of reasons to explain why Pope Francis has never been to the United States, from the personal to the ideological, as the Pontiff prepares for his first visit here in late September.

Speaking to the Soul: Harvest of Righteousness

Speaking to the Soul: Harvest of Righteousness

Phil. 1:1-11 And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that on the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise […]