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The Price I Pay For Respecting Islam

Published on Huffington Post Religion (05/08/15) Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think I would become a scholar focusing on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations. Growing up, my passion was playing basketball and following the Boston Celtics. I never had any Muslim friends. In fact, I did not even know a single follower of…… Continue reading The Price I Pay For Respecting Islam

Philosophy

Reflection on the Importance of Paying Attention to Our Selves

“… By paying attention to ourselves, we give to ourselves, and can open ourselves up to receiving too. We can re-parent and heal our inner child, as we start to trust that we can depend on ourselves. We have less need of attention from others because we begin to realise that from others there is…… Continue reading Reflection on the Importance of Paying Attention to Our Selves

Commentary

Commentary: Reflecting on no-change and change on this 9/11

‘Success’ after 9-11 was measured not by what each American had to change, but rather how little one had to change anything at all.  We saw this in George W. Bush’s call for Americans to ‘be American’ again by ‘going shopping’, that is, to go back to doing the kind of things that Americans enjoy…… Continue reading Commentary: Reflecting on no-change and change on this 9/11

Pictures · Poems

Poem: What’s out there

After Emerson When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty. Behind us, as we go, all things assume pleasing forms, as clouds do far off. Not only things familiar and stale, but even the…… Continue reading Poem: What’s out there

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