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Hopeful Vision Rises from An Ancient Iraqi Site

Saad Salloum | 12 Nov 2018

A professor’s visit to a historic church makes him think about using Iraq’s rich history and religious diversity to create economic opportunity.

Human Rights Religion

A Woman Seeks Freedom From the Hijab

Sandra El Azki | 06 Jul 2018

For some women wearing a headscarf is a sign of religious devotion, but for others it feels confining.

Gender Human Rights Religion

Scholar Makes a Religious Case for Women’s Rights

Ursula Lindsey | 09 Mar 2018

Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.

Critical Thinking Gender Religion

A Professor and a Preacher Debate Sexual Science and Morality

Ursula Lindsey | 13 Feb 2018

In Morocco, a professor of sociology speaks out against a religious sheikh’s unfounded pronouncements on human reproduction.

Academic Freedom Human Rights Politics Religion

With Mass Arrests, Saudi Arabia Silences Independent Voices

Ursula Lindsey | 25 Sep 2017

The detainees include scholars, preachers and public intellectuals from across the ideological spectrum.

Academic Freedom Gender Politics Religion

Some Gains, Many Sacrifices: Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Ursula Lindsey | 10 Jul 2017

Since the country’s independence, the position of women has been a point of both pride and controversy.

Academic Freedom Conflict Human Rights Inequality Politics Religion

With the Pope in Egypt, Debate on Al-Azhar’s Role

Ursula Lindsey | 25 Apr 2017

In the wake of Coptic church bombings, educators are reflecting on what role universities, including Al-Azhar, the beacon of Sunni Islam, might have in teaching tolerance—or intolerance.

Education Reform Profiles Religion

A Conversation With Safwan M. Masri: Religion and Education Reform

Benjamin Plackett | 13 Nov 2014

An ambassador for an Ivy League institution in Jordan talks about how Western universities seek to engage with the Arab world.

Academic Freedom Extremism Politics Religion

Don’t Tell Immigration You are Studying Islam

| 27 Jun 2013

A scholar studying Muslim-Christian relations had an unsettling experience as he returned home from his studies.




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