Who Taught You to Think?

Medical ethics?  Family and gender?  Religion and law?  Who taught you to think?

‘Who taught you to think?’  asks the ‘wall art’ near my home – and asked the preacher at church on Sunday morning.  ‘Who teaches any of us to think?’ I ask myself and, ‘On what do our teachers and leaders and role models base their thinking?’  Some of […]

Having Faith, in Faith.

Learning to have Faith, in Faith

A former pupil of mine from when I taught in Malaysia, Marina Mahathir, has written a perceptive and interesting — in her words — ‘musing’ on having more faith, in faith. The article is posted below, but copied from the website Sisters in Islam. 
It is when we share an experience together that we are brought […]

Personal Narratives and their Potential for Dialogue: Stories told by young Muslim women

Personal Narratives and their Potential for Dialogue: Stories told by young Muslim women

Muslim women wear headscarves that make them visible in societies as being different. They are undervoiced or misvoiced and the stories told about them are usually fuelled by and also reinforce narratives of patriarchy, subjugation and difference.

In my research I aimed to give a voice to Muslim women […]