I found this beautiful poem by the Chinese emperor Hong-Wu about the Prophet Mohammed and Islam on the Muslim Times blog. It is a simple but beautiful poem.
On Tuesday (Jan. 19) I attended the conference On Building Transgender-Inclusive Faith Communities hosted by the Center for American Progress. I had been looking forward to this event for several reasons one of them being that Bishop Gene Robinson was going to be hosting Allyson Robinson on how faith communities can be more open and … More Center for American Progress: A Bishop Makes the Case for Affirmation
I didn’t do much yesterday except read, watched movies, played games with flatmates, and went out to examine the 2ft of snow surrounding my apartment building. Now that the storm is over (ended at 12am Sunday) the D.C. is in the midst of digging itself out of the white fluff. I, on the other hand, … More Snowpocalypse: Days 2 & 3
Only seven women in the world have been given the Privilege of the White when visiting the Pope. Women who have not been given this special privilege by custom wear black. The BBC explains the special privilege in their article before Princess Charlene of Monaco has a private audience with the Holy Father during her state visit.
While at work this past week I was listening to the BBC World Service radio when a segment on female inclusion in the Saudi workplace was aired. Both a Saudi woman and an American woman were interviewed for the segment and their perspective on the culture and perceived restrictions were different. I was also reminded … More The Veil:BBC World Service’s Look at Female Inclusion in the Saudi Workplace
It’s been snowing in the D.C. area since 12:50pm. The wind has started to pick up and there is a good 6+ inches of snow on the ground. Since there is a blizzard watch I’ve stayed in my apartment for most of the day cleaning, cooking, watching movies, and hanging with friends with the occasional … More Snowpocalypse: Night 1 with Jalapeño Mac&Cheese
While at work yesterday I came across an article on the Huffington Post about a Muslim woman’s reaction to some militant atheists calling for Muslim women to take off their hijabs after the November Paris attacks to “stand in solidarity” with the victims (funny thing because a number of the victims came from Muslim backgrounds). … More Militant Atheists & the Hijab
As many may know by now the East Coast’s Mid Atlantic region is about to be hit by a massive blizzard tomorrow afternoon. The storm is suppose to be historic and Snowpocalypse Round II will start in the Capital. While the Capital was preparing for the epic storm and dealing with the prelim snow shower … More Snowpocalypse Food Haul
Today, for work, I’ll be attending a conference at the Center for American Progress on religious inclusion of the LGBT community. The conference will focus on building transgender-inclusive faith communities. I plan on writing a post about the conference as soon as possible but while you wait I found this Huffington Post article about how … More Religious Inclusion of the LGBT Community
Here is the Huffington Post’s 11 Must Read Books on Sikhism for this week. I’ll post more on the Post’s must read books on other faiths as they come out on the Post’s website.