Yazmin Juárez, the mother of a toddler who died shortly after being released from a for-profit detention center in Texas, offered a powerful testimony in front of a panel of U.S. House members on Wednesday. Juárez said she and her daughter fled violence in Guatemala and hoped for a better future in the U.S. “Unfortunately, that did not happen,” she told the lawmakers….more: yahoo
So you don’t eat for 30 days? Is that physically possible? Sorry, what? There seems to be some confusion about the timing of the fast. The fast takes place from dawn to sunset each day, for 30 days, that is…
“Do you think that people who are not Christians are condemned?” Sanders repeatedly asked, challenging that belief as Islamophobic. Christian organizations have denounced Sanders’ questioning as amounting to a religious test for public office — one that would disqualify millions of people.
Polls show about half of all Christians in the U.S. believe that some non-Christians can go to heaven. But particularly among evangelicals, the traditional view of damnation remains widespread.
How did hellfire come up in a confirmation hearing in the first place?
In 2015, an evangelical Christian college suspended a tenured professor who said that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. …more: NPR
This is about entrenched narratives and identity politics. Incidents that do not validate this narrative (Arab on Arab, black on black, or white Christian on white) won’t nearly be as celebrated as incidents that do (Muslim on white).
Those who wish to convince the world that Islam is the problem, are as much a part of the problem as those who purport to camouflage their problems behind the cloak of Islam. Both sets of expedient ideologues are on one side, and the rest of us on the other. more: Charlie Hebdo, Boko Haram and Three Uncomfortable Questions