Film-work

The Role of Activism in Criminal Justice Reform

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Talks

The Prophet’s Relations with Christians – Connecting in the Classroom

Film-work · Interfaith

True Story of Muslims Protecting Christians Nominated For An Oscar

Picture this. Al-Shabab gunmen, based around northern Kenya, open fire on a bus and ask dozens of passengers on board to identify the Christian passengers. The Muslims on board refuse and decide to instead shield their fellow Christians. Some Muslims even offer their hijabs so the women can not be identified by their religion. As… Continue reading True Story of Muslims Protecting Christians Nominated For An Oscar

Israel

Jerusalem Christians Shut Doors of Holy Sepulchre in Protest Against Israeli Policies

The various Christian factions at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre have united in the face of an “unprecedented level” of Israeli state abuse against Churches and Christians. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the place many Christians believe Jesus was buried. As such, it is also considered to be the holiest site in… Continue reading Jerusalem Christians Shut Doors of Holy Sepulchre in Protest Against Israeli Policies

Islam

The Sanctity of Life and the Legacy of Prophet Muhammad

What does it mean to be Muslim? It is a striking question, especially when a Catholic – such as myself – considers it after years of research on Muslim-Christian relations. One matter which has struck me in my experiences with Muslims is the sanctity of life that so many of them hold dear in their… Continue reading The Sanctity of Life and the Legacy of Prophet Muhammad

Irish America · Irish Diaspora · Irish identity

The Irish Were Once the Muslims, Mexicans, Haitians and Africans: That’s Why I’m Anti-Racist

“Irish America,” if I may use that term, has a problem with racism. As Niall O’Dowd of Irish Central (as discussed here) recently pointed out: “The belief among many [Irish Americans]… is that America today is fading fast because of overly intrusive government, too many handouts, minority mollycoddling, and a fear of saying the wrong thing.”… Continue reading The Irish Were Once the Muslims, Mexicans, Haitians and Africans: That’s Why I’m Anti-Racist

Books · Talks

Rice U Talk: “Islam, Race, and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora”