We watched the 29 minute documentary film, “For Love of Hussain (A.S.)” that Josh Townsley and I made about our trip to Iraq for Arbaeen last Fall. The trip was sponsored by the Husayniah Islamic Society of Seattle but the content of the film is entirely ours. Views expressed in the film are mine and […]
We are inspired by Imam Husayn (as) 7th century revolutionary leader, who made the ultimate stand for social justice in the face of corruption and tyranny. He gave everything, including his life, for the dignity of his society. He challenged the status quo and brought people together. Today he is revered by people of all faiths.
It isn’t so simple as Christ versus Culture as some of my fellow Christians frame it. Sometimes culture is a better option than Christian doctrine. One might say, that sometimes Christ is culture over against Christian doctrine.
There has been much discussion in the news about the monuments to confederate soldiers and leaders. I think this is an opportunity. This is an opportunity to build new monuments. Monuments to those whose history has been ignored and suppressed. Monuments of bridge- builders and peacemakers, monuments to people of color, the diversity of the rainbow who made life better and more whole for everyone. Monuments to people in Beaverton’s own history who built bridges and homes of peace.