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Humanism and morality have cast off religion

theguardian — The Adoration of the Magi by Botticelli (1444/5-1510). ‘The huge decline in western Christianity has a much simpler root cause: the perceived claims of what people see as orthodox belief are, literally, incredible to the modern mind’, writes Fr Alec Mitchell. Photograph: Getty Images Your editorial (Imagine no […]

100 Years Of Hijab Styles Video Brings A Century Of Fashion And Politics To Life

Huff Post: by Carol Kuruvilla — A video from highlights women’s participation in political movements.   Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl, told The Huffington Post that her team dreamed up the video after realizing that the hijab was being “commodified” by the Western fashion industry during […]

Why are we so bored?

theguardian: by Sandi Mann — We live in a world of constant entertainment – but is too much stimulation boring? Nothing to do: the 1985 film The Breakfast Club, in which five students endure a day’s detention. Photograph: Sportsphoto/Allstar It amazes me when people proclaim that they are bored. Actually, […]

Rape victim could be punished under Brigham Young University’s ‘honor code’

theguardian: by Daniel Hernandez — Students protest over case of sophomore Madi Barney, who publicly revealed she was raped and then punished for violating the mormon school’s bylaws  Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP Students rallied outside Brigham Young University on Wednesday to protest the school’s treatment […]