Fieldwork

“P*kis out”/”N***rs out” Scrawled on Walls of Halal Store in Dublin

Source: TheJournal.ie According to investigators, intruders made their way into the Tallaght property between closing time on 2 November and opening on 3 November. An unknown quantity of items were taken, the place was ransacked and property damaged, a garda spokesperson told TheJournal.ie. Director of the Al-Minnah Foods outlet, Mohammed Djellal, says food, fridges and fittings…… Continue reading “P*kis out”/”N***rs out” Scrawled on Walls of Halal Store in Dublin

Outreach

Pope Francis’s Homeless Dinner at the Vatican

Pope Francis continues to amaze. Recently he invited 200 homeless people to have dinner with him at the Vatican. The dinner was organized by Circle of Saint Peter, a papal charity as “a concrete sign of the Pope’s charity.” Pope Francis is coming through on an address he gave in March in which he decried a…… Continue reading Pope Francis’s Homeless Dinner at the Vatican

Interfaith

Powerful Passage on Interfaith Dialogue From Participant in PhD Thesis

My PhD thesis, which explores the experiences of younger Pakistani men in Dublin, Ireland and Boston, USA, has several overarching themes which travel across both countries. One question I ask late in my interviews is “What do you think of interfaith dialogue?” In both cities, I have found that young Pakistani men are overwhelmingly proponents…… Continue reading Powerful Passage on Interfaith Dialogue From Participant in PhD Thesis

Pictures

A walk on a not so dark day in Dublin

These pictures were snapped in the beginning of 2013 while walking around my old stomping ground: The Liberties in Dublin. Dublin can seem like a very dark place at times. In this gallery, I tried to tease out the bright lights as best as I could.

Religion

Celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem

Today is Palm Sunday, the last Sunday before Easter and the beginning of the most holy week in the Catholic tradition. On this day we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem. The New Testament notes that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the Jewish crowds gathered to greet him by waving palm branches and by…… Continue reading Celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem

Personal

Remembering the man I used to see on Thomas Street

I lived in the Liberties, a working class part of Dublin, for over two years and used to see the man pictured above on a daily basis. I remember how he would walk up and down the isles of John’s Lane Church on Thomas Street while grunting something under his breath. In the middle of mass,…… Continue reading Remembering the man I used to see on Thomas Street

Pictures

Anwar Al Madina Mosque in Dublin, Ireland