Day: July 8, 2012

Calligraphy Is the Islamic Art of Arts

Huff Post: by Michael Wolfe In Western art calligraphy is a minor art form, mostly confined to books and the occasional decorative function. But in Islamic art, the practice of beautiful writing is much more. Because it grew up alongside the Quran, Islam’s sacred book, calligraphy developed from a central […]

The Presbyterians debate Palestine

July 07, 2012 12:57 AM By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star LEBANON I have spent the last three days in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, participating in the Presbyterian Church-USA’s consideration of resolutions on Middle Eastern and peacemaking issues. Most notably, this includes a call for the church to divest its shares […]