Identity Politics

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A conversation with OIC secretary general

AP Protesters chant anti-government slogans during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on Oct. 19, 2012. Several thousand … Continued

The beef over beef: A student protest devolves in India

NOAH SEELAM AFP/GETTY IMAGES A Hindu devotee makes an offering of food to a sacred cow on the eve of … Continued

Getting Linker’s “Religious Test” wrong

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Damon Linker – former editor of “First Things” and author of the book Theocons – … Continued

Homosexuality in Islam: an identity in flux

Un-identifying” Homosexuality: A Look at Homosexuality through the Eastern Lens By: Shazia Kamal, Contributor to Altmuslimah.com When news of Saudi … Continued

What does a Muslim woman look like?

By Shazia Kamal, contributor to Altmuslimah.com I am not “visibly” a Muslim female– in other words, I don’t wear a … Continued

Justices need not be Protestant to do their jobs well

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

The follies of Hindu denial

By Vamsee Juluriprofessor, University of San Francisco I wonder if the followers of any other faith in America have to … Continued

The new identity politics of religion

As an undergraduate in the early 1990s, the heyday of identity politics, I was a full-throated participant in the protests … Continued

Looking Past Ethnicity and Gender

No religion, gender or ethnicity disqualifies a person from becoming a Supreme Court justice, but how should a particular judge’s … Continued

Obama Reversing Christian Right’s Damage to Islam

Much has been written about Muslim responses to Obama’s Cairo speech and how it has resonated across the Muslim world. … Continued

A Christian By Any Other Name

Ward Brehm doesn’t call himself a Christian. “I just call myself a follower of Jesus,” says Brehm, a Minneapolis businessman … Continued

Democrats, Republicans and Abortion

An email conversation between Mark Stricherz and Amy Sullivan about the current politics of abortion: Mark: Amy, you write that … Continued

Interfaith: The New Campus Movement

When I was in college in the early 1990s, all we talked about was identity. Mostly, actually, we complained about … Continued