“I’ve struggled a lot with my Muslim identity. … As a Turk growing up in America with one parent from one side of the religious wall and one from the other side, I found myself tugged more and more towards the spiritual side of the religion rather than the legal side of the religion.” -Dr. Mehmet Oz
It's the rhythmic reminder of the Muslim call to prayer in East Jerusalem, Istanbul, and the West Bank that remains in this traveler's memory — and the many variations of this vibrant art form. Listen in.
Much has happened in so-called Muslim-Western relations in the last decade, not the least of which is the Arab Spring. Has the paradigm changed or does it remain same? A look to the ever-changing nature of culture.
Given the U.S. media attention on both Mormonism and Islam of late, it is a worthwhile moment to note how much both groups have in common. Ask Mormon Girl Joanna Brooks and Tamarra Kemsley on what's at stake when goals of family and faith are the centering form of unity.
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Only in Jerusalem: Korean Evangelical Christians singing hymns with overlapping calls to prayer while overlooking the Old City.
A warm story about a professional female basketball player who coached a women's team in Bahrain rekindles an ongoing question about sport and its ability to unify and elevate.