A digital collage for the start of Ramadan.
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.
Krista discusses recent terrorism and security concerns through Ed Husain's words.
A compelling multimedia report on life as a woman in Afghanistan.
A glimpse into the lives of two Muslims in Australia.
The topic of gender and sexuality is on our long list of shows we want to produce in the coming year — in particular, a show on transgender people. The videos above and below are excerpts from Be Like Others, a documentary about a number of young men who are transsexuals living in Iran and pursuing surgical changes.
In these two clips, Iranian-American director Tanaz Eshaghian shows the complex, multi-layered conversations and struggles for transgender people living in an Islamic state — from conversations about proper attire and wearing of the hijab to familial struggles about cultural norms.
Carefully selecting language in an invitation for expressions of Muslim identity.
This report from Daily News Egypt provides a variety of views and perspectives about President Obama choosing Cairo University as the location for tomorrow’s speech. It gives you a sense of the dialogue happening on the ground — and the difficulty of choosing one place over another to give a seminal speech.
I can’t read Arabic, but if you have other interesting articles with an international perspective that you’d recommend, point me in the right direction. Or, better yet, paste the URLs for the Arabic-language pieces and I’ll see what sense I can make of them through Google Translate.
(hat tip to Negev Rock City)
In this video, guest blogger Eboo Patel interviews pastor Rick at the 2008 Clinton Global Initiative and offers his perspective as a Muslim.