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Liberal senator warns against Abbott’s ‘simplistic’ call for reformation in Islam

theguardian: by Daniel Hurst — In rebuke to Tony Abbott, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells argues ‘megaphone politics’ could jeopardise Australia’s relations with neighbours such as Indonesia Concetta Fierravanti-Wells also chides MPs who indulged in a ‘public flogging’ of Australia’s grand mufti. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP A federal government frontbencher has warned against “simplistic” […]

Prayer Alone Is Not Enough

Huff Post: by Michael Stark — Action is not separated from prayer. If we pray without action, we aren’t really praying. Another day has brought forth further tragedy at the hands of mass shooters, this time in California. We’ve sadly grown accustomed to mass shootings in America. Our response, while […]

ISIS vs. Islam

Huff Post: by Jessica Marglin — It is hard to know what to say in the wake of the terrible violence that recently engulfed Paris and Beirut. What follows is by no means an attempt to explain the attacks — nor to justify them — but rather to tease out […]

For the Silenced Girls

Huff Post: by Zeena Mubarak — “And when the baby girl buried alive is asked For what sin was she killed” (81:8-9) These verses, which stop me hard every time I get to them and dance uneasily in my stomach, are part of a gorgeous eschatological passage in the 30th […]