Monthly Archives: December 2017

Interview with Anouar Majid – Founding Director, Center for Global Humanities

by | December 28, 2017

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Anouar Majid has authored several books on Islam and the West, and has been on Bill Moyers Journal and Al Jazeera television. He is the Founding Director of the Center for Global Humanities.  Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Your work focuses on Americans and Muslims, the West and Islam, Muslims in the modern world,… Read more »

An Interview with Karma Alvey — Internal Relation Officer, SSA at Southeast Missouri State University

by | December 27, 2017

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is your family background — geography, culture, language, religion/irreligion, and education? Karma Alvey: I was raised in rural Southern Illinois in a highly Christian, Conservative, and Poverty Stricken area. My family went to a Presbyterian church for a while, and we occasionally attended church with a grandparent, but… Read more »

An Interview with Houzan Mahmoud — Co-Founder, Culture Project

by | December 26, 2017

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Houzan Mahmoud is the Co-Founder of Culture Project. She is a women’s rights activist, campaigner, and defender, and a feminist. She is a friend and colleague, too. In this wide-ranging and exclusive interview, Mahmoud discusses the Kurds, Iraq, women’s rights, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You are a women’s rights… Read more »

The Ex-Muslim Blasphemer in France: Waleed Al-Husseini

by | December 25, 2017

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Waleed Al-Husseini founded the Council of Ex-Muslims of France. He escaped the Palestinian Authority after torture and imprisonment in Palestine to Jordan and then France. He is a friend. Here we talk about the Council of Ex-Muslims of France, developments, of the organization, death threats, torture, and secularism.  Scott Douglas Jacobsen:… Read more »

Book review: Post Secular

by | December 24, 2017

You still have time to gift this new eBook to your loved ones (or yourself!) and, at under 10 bucks, it’s really a steal considering the amount of research that went into it. Post Secular: Science, Humanism and the Future of Faith, the debut book by Canadian author Marc Schaus gives you a whirlwind tour of the current… Read more »

This Week in Religion 2017-12-24

by | December 24, 2017

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “In prison, one of the only freedoms inmates have is to practise their religion — but in some cases, even that’s getting harder to do. There’s been an increase in the number of prisoners filing complaints to the Canadian Human Rights Commission about religious accommodation. Inmates are concerned about the delivery of… Read more »