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Islam and the Fatherhood of God

Jesus taught people to pray to God as Father. “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. 640 more words

Culture & Society

What's Haram For Me Is Haram For You

So let’s get one thing straight, WHAT IS HARAM FOR ME IS HARAM FOR YOU. Just because I choose to wear a hijab does not mean that I am held to a different standard than a sister who doesn’t wear a hijab nor am I held to a different standard than a Muslim man. 632 more words


Dangerous Music: Reviving Traditional Afghan Music in the Face of Terror Threats

Years of war and Islamic extremism have left their mark on Afghanistan’s traditional music culture. Though the Taliban was driven from power some 15 years ago, a generation was “brainwashed” into believing music was sinful and against Islam. 278 more words

Videos & Documentaries

The Crescent Challenges the Cross

Because there are between five to seven million Muslims living in America, it is important to understand Islam. Islam should not be reduced to simplicity as a violent religion, and dismissed. 1,236 more words

Culture & Society

Reuben Ramas Cañete, PhD: Scholar, Critic, Artist (1966–2017)

Here’s a piece I wrote in tribute to a colleague and professor. It was originally posted in the UP Asian Center website. 

The students, staff, and faculty of the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, are deeply saddened by the passing of their teacher, colleague, and mentor, Reuben Ramas Cañete, Ph.D., last 17 February 2017. 8 more words

Asian Studies

Becoming Bitter or Better


1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. 1,566 more words

Culture & Society

Should There Be Voting in the Church?

It was a sweet moment. An elderly couple was attending the business meeting in a local church. They were there as faithful congregates in support of the work of the ministry. 1,363 more words

Culture & Society