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How Religion Can Loose Humanity’s Violent Impulses

Religion is just one part of the lethal cocktail, but it is a powerful intoxicant. The year 2015 opened to slaughter in the name of gods and–as has now become clear–will close that way. Early in the year, in Paris, two Islamist … Continue reading

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Unveiled. Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab. Part 4: Heina Dadabhoy

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 In a series of deeply personal and nuanced interviews, three women look back on their combined 32 years in the hijab, telling the beautiful and painful stories that inform their perspectives on the current debate. The other installments can be found here:  Part 1 (Politics … Continue reading

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Unveiled. Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab. Part 3: Reem Abdel-Razek

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In this four part series, three women look back on their years in the hijab, examining their own experience and offering their perspectives on the current political and cultural debate about how best to respect the choices of women. The other … Continue reading

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Unveiled. Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab. Part 1: Introduction — Politics and Piety

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In the series of deeply personal interviews that follow this introduction, three women look back on their combined 32 years in the hijab, telling the beautiful and painful stories that inform their perspectives on the current debate. Marwa Berro was raised as a Lebanese Muslim.  … Continue reading

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Two Stadiums Where Religion Made the World Worse

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November 9, 2008. Within a few days of each other last week, on opposite sides of the world, on opposite ends of the wealth and privilege spectrums, the faithful filled two stadiums. In  one, in Kismayo, Somalia, 1000 Muslim believers … Continue reading

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