Connecting at a Junction

Featured Artwork: ‘Putting the pieces back together as one’, Acrylic on canvas by Uzma Rizvi Shias and Sunnis living together in peace From time to time, we come across heartbreaking news about Sunni and Shia Muslims being intolerant and aggressive toward each other in various countries. Sometimes, there have been riots and even killings. It…

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Hindutva and Nazism: How Europe’s Far-Right Influence Extends Overseas

Featured Image: New Frame In the world’s largest so-called democracy, you wouldn’t expect to see signs of rising fascism and a dark, morbid side to a religion that prides itself on being pacifistic. You wouldn’t expect to see the ideology that led to one of the most horrific stains on humanity blended in with a…

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Uyghur Muslims: Oppression and Forced Labour – A New Trend For The Fashion Industry?

Featured Image: Lutpulla – Anonymous “Kindness is a mark of faith and whoever is not kind has no faith.”  – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) . . . The History: Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group in Xinjiang, a northwestern region in China. Xinjiang is the ‘so-called’ home to 10 million Uyghurs. From having their own culture…

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My Religion

Featured Image: Drew Beamer Pray. Grasp these beads, they are your home For the temple lies within Pray. Sit beneath His feet Your body belongs to Him Terminate her image Her life in your mind Pray. Let the flame protect you Its gift in strength Ancestral intentions Words birthed upon infancy Burdens paralleled in honors…

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We walk in her footsteps

Featured Illustration: Willgom Black Lives Matter x Free Palestine The brutal murders of George Floyd and Eyad Hallaq have been on my heart for a while. Although we are no longer seeing Black Lives Matter or the injustices that Palestinians are facing on traditional media, Black lives still matter and so does the genocide Palestine…

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The Children Deemed Worthy of Justice in the UK

Featured Illustration: Nasiha On Thursday, 3rd May 2007, Madeleine McCann, a three-year-old girl from Leicester, disappeared from her holiday home in the Algarve region of Portugal. Her peculiar disappearance immediately caused distress and outrage within Portugal and the United Kingdom. Guests at the resort in Praia da Luz even said that they could hear people…

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Hijras: The Age-Old Transgender Community in South Asian Culture

Featured Artwork: Madhura Kamat Growing up in an Indian-Malaysian household, I’m glad I was constantly surrounded by my culture, whether it was through stories my grandmother told me during sleepless nights or the many vibrant pictures and paintings that decorated the walls of my house. I always had a reminder of my heritage. I can’t…

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Shedding Light on Different Experiences of Growing up Ahmadi

Featured Artwork: Alona Savchuk Qadiani: a word commonly used to refer to those belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. The elders in our community can recall moments from their childhood when they were tormented in front of crowds of classmates and called by this infamous religious slur. They would hear this on the playground, where…

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When Christians Aren’t Christians

Featured Artwork: Boyoun Kim In the Fall of 2010, I found myself giddy beyond belief. My family was getting ready to relocate to Northwest Arkansas, home to Walmart, Tyson, Dillard’s, and the infamous Razorbacks, the flagship university’s mascot. Their football team was electric that year, climbing up in the national rankings to take a top…

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