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Book Offers Varied Perspectives from Muslim Women on Wearing the Veil

Posted on · (Above: L-R Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, co-editor of “Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Essays on Hijab and Veiling,” and essay contributors Rev. Nell Green and Saadia Faruqi. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media) Should Muslim women be banned from wearing the hijab in the workplace? A recent ruling by the European court […]

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Houston’s Pension Bill, and Pulitzer Prize-Winner David Fahrenthold: Tuesday’s Show (April 18, 2017)

Posted on · There was a lot of hand-wringing last year when the major investment services downgraded the City of Houston’s credit rating, citing growing unfunded pension liabilities as a major reason for the move. Well, a year later, Mayor Sylvester Turner has secured an agreement with two of the city’s three classifications of city workers – municipal […]

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The Role of Muslim Women in Fighting Extremism: A Conversation with Writer & Activist Samina Ali

Posted on · Samina Ali is a writer and activist who focuses on issues facing Muslim women. At a time when there's plenty of rhetoric and fear about Muslims in America, she says Muslim women play a key role in shaping how Islam is seen around the world. She was recently in town to speak at the University […]