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Let Them Be Heard: Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery

Let Them Be Heard: Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery

2017-03-30T12:08:07-05:00March 24th, 2017|

Rice University's Boniuk Institute and St. Philip Presbyterian Church present the Spring 2017 Church and Society Series. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor.  Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women.  Human trafficking is a violation of basic human rights.  Human [...]

La Convivencia, Islamophobia & the American Identity

2017-03-30T11:57:16-05:00March 24th, 2017|

For over 400 years, Muslims ruled the Iberian Peninsula of modern-day Spain, where Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived in harmony with one another. One word has been given to this period of European and Islamic history - la convivencia. La convivencia is the academic hypothesis and Spanish term meaning “coexistence.” In Muslim Spain, members of [...]