Muslims pray while Christians form a protective human chain around them during a protest against the elimination of a popular fuel subsidy that has doubled the price of gas in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, Jan. 10, 2012.
Music provides one of the ultimate interfaith experiences; a way of communicating without words, with others you may never meet, but can get to know dearly through their form of expression.
People don’t often think about the fact that there are LGBTQ Muslims, and that their voices even more marginalized by the stereotyping/discrimination towards Muslims based on faith on top of the discrimination towards LGBTQ equality.
It seems to me that all too often, policies which in reality limit religious liberty are sold to the populous on the grounds of “freedom of religion” and voted or signed in to law without much more thought. In a state where, according to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, only 3% of the population is a part of a religion other than Christianity (fourteen percent identify as Nones and five percent refused to answer the survey), campaign rhetoric often focuses on which candidate is a “better” Christian, and doesn’t say much about policy.