Breaking the Fast: Inclusion and Dialogue During Ramadan

Pakistani American author and interfaith activist Saadia Faruqi writes a stirring account of how her mosque in Houston, Texas is using Ramadan iftars (breaking of the fast at sunset) as an opportunity to bring people from many faith traditions together. It’s a hope-filled story of new friends talking, eating, learning and growing together. Continue reading

Life with Tourette Syndrome: A Mother’s Perspective

Longtime Sesame Street writer Emily Perl Kinsley, whose son Jason has Down Syndrome, once wrote that raising a child with special needs can seem like planning a trip to Italy, and then finding out that you’re headed for Holland. But after you’ve been there awhile, you begin to notice that “Holland has windmills, and tulips…and even Rembrandts.” Continue reading