The Female Sharia Judges of India

Akhtar, a grandmother, hears from both sides of each dispute before dispensing justice, according to the teachings of the Quran. She is a female Sharia judge. There are few in India, but that is changing as a movement of Muslim women, fed up with misogynist practices in their communities, take matters of Islamic justice into their hands. . . . → Read More: The Female Sharia Judges of India

Spiritual Healing after Divorce

Of late, many distinctions are made between religion and spirituality. Generally speaking, spirituality is described as a more personally chosen and an individual experience compared to religion. Religion may or may not be chosen by one, and tends to be a more collective experience that is guided by texts or leaders. While religion and spirituality bring up inner conflicts and question your faith, these beliefs and values can also be helpful in getting through one of the most difficult times in people’s lives. Although in this country we support the separation of church and state, in reality, religion often frames our view of right and wrong and a sense of fairness and justice, and needs to be addressed for healing and growth for all members of the family. . . . → Read More: Spiritual Healing after Divorce

Implicit bias hurting justice system—and profession, says ABA president

Implicit bias hurting justice system—and profession, says ABA president

From the American Bar Association, October 2015 http://www.americanbar.org/publications/youraba/2015/october-2015/aba-president-brown–others-on-what-all-lawyers-need-to-know-abo.html

Diversity in America

A new study from the Pew Research Center indicates an increase in America’s racial diversity, and attitudes about being multiracial.

Multiracial in America

Proud, Diverse and Growing in Numbers http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/06/11/multiracial-in-america/

Multiracial Americans are at the cutting edge of social and demographic change in the U.S.—young, proud, tolerant and growing at a rate . . . → Read More: Diversity in America

Issues Facing Women in Other Cultures

This is the third episode of “Our Man in Tehran,” a video series on nytimes.com, produced with VPRO in the Netherlands, and the second of two videos about issues facing women in Iran.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/world/middleeast/iran-our-man-in-tehran.html