Daily Links: What Social Contract? Edition

Jim Davis on the death of a predatory priest. Amy Levin on liberalism and feminism. The Immanent Frame’s fantastic “Politics of Religious Freedom” series. Catholics roll up their sleeves over a Wendell Berry lecture. Hasidic Jews trying to stay out of court. Rowan Williams on the blood market. Continue Reading →

Why I Became Muslim

From James Davis’ interviews with Muslims in Florida, for the Sun Sentinel, to mark Ramadan:

Q. Why did you want to become a Muslim?

People of color in America were treated as second-class citizens. The Nation of Islam offered a different way of seeing yourself, as a person of value and dignity. That was appealing to me.

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