February 22, 2017 2 Comments
By Jessica Fishman - While I was trying to prove my Jewish identity in order to be married in Israel, I came to understand that the concept of matrilineal descent that I once thought gave women power, did the exact opposite. Power is often gained through physical control, but religions use … [Read More...]
The Long Arc of Islam: Why is Islam paradoxically one of the most hotly discussed—and least understood—topics today?
February 14, 2017 1 Comment
By Jefferson Robbins - Editor’s note: This interview with 2013 HBI Scholar-in-Residence Sarah Eltantawi is reprinted with permission from Humanities Washington. - Teaching the history of the world’s second-largest religion, Sarah Eltantawi, 2013 HBI scholar-in-residence, spends a lot of … [Read More...]