A curator of a museum of the Hui experience is faced with a difficult task. He or she must convey that Chinese Muslims have always been linked to the wider Islamic world, while still demonstrating that their primary loyalties are to the Chinese nation. The exhibits must reinforce that the Hui have always been integrated into Chinese society, while giving the impression that the Chinese Communist Party has done more to advance their status than did previous regimes.… Read More China’s Muslim Theme Park
In the wake of the massacre that took place in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, I have been called upon as a scholar specializing in Islamic paintings of the Prophet to explain whether images of Muhammad are banned in Islam. – Christine Gruber The author, “Christiane Gruber, is associate professor and director of graduate studies… Read More On Images of the Prophet
“Godzilla does not feel emotion…Godzilla is emotion” I imagine that you find this ridiculous. Far from it. This documentary from the BBC begins with the birth of the Godzilla phenomenon as an embodiment of the collective anxiety, helplessness and rage of the Japanese people after WWII. As they fell prey to the American atomic program in… Read More Gojira
A preview for a PBS program featuring the Miss Navajo Nation contest. Impressive and inspiring. It is not simply a nice, sweet, affair. But one with deep meaning and importance. Advertisements
A preview for a PBS program featuring the Miss Navajo Nation contest. Impressive and inspiring. It is not simply a nice, sweet, affair. But one with deep meaning and importance. Share
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Advertisements
A quote typical in the times of the Founding Fathers, among the monied class: “Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.” – George Washington “If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a… Read More what do you truly value?
“If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be–a Christian.” – Mark Twain’s Notebook Advertisements