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Panelists Discuss Faith and Activism at Harvard’s Institute of Politics

January 30, 2019

 

By Ruth Zheng, Crimson Staff Writer

Religious leaders and activists spoke in praise of unity across diversity and tackled questions about the intersection of faith and activism at an Institute of Politics panel Wednesday evening.

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Cornell W. Brooks moderated the event, titled “Moral Resistance: When Faith and Activism Meet in the Streets." Panelists included Harvard Muslim Chaplain Khalil Abdur-Rashid; the Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, professor of the...

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The nation’s first two Muslim congresswomen are sworn in, surrounded by the women they inspired

January 3, 2019

 

By Michelle Boorstein ,Marisa Iati and Julie Zauzmer

Khadra Mohamud stood in Rep. Ilhan Omar’s brand-new congressional office Thursday, taking in a new scene in American politics — a crowd of supporters, the majority of them women, many of them in hijabs, celebrating the swearing-in of a Muslim woman as a member of Congress.

“[This means]...

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