New article: review of Kuruvilla on radical Christianity in Palestine
Electronic Intifada, 28th June 2013 Looking at the personal and professional careers of Naim Ateek and Mitri Raheb, Kuruvilla then recounts the history of developments in Palestinian Christianity in recent … Continue reading
Seeing the Alhambra
The Alhambra (al-Qasr al-Hamra) in Granada is one of the most stunning buildings in the world. Its late-Islamic Andalucian decorations are breathtaking in their intricacy and delicacy, and the newly-renovated … Continue reading
Britain's new erosion of the Right to Choose
Despite the unusual spectacle of glorious weather over the bank holiday weekend, coming back to the UK has been a fairly depressing experience. My gorgeously grumpy Yorkshire grandfather used to … Continue reading
Saturday night in Beit Sahour
It’s Saturday night in Beit Sahour, and a 70-something Palestinian woman is threatening to feed me arak (and salted almonds. I’m anyone’s for a few roasted almonds). Could be worse. … Continue reading
'Cool! Andrew Bolt has slagged you off before you even get to Australia!'
…Sez husband, as we box up the contents of the house in preparation for a year Down Under… I wouldn’t have known Andrew Bolt from a hole in the ground … Continue reading
New article: review of Matthew Carr's 'Blood And Faith: the purging of Muslim Spain 1492-1614'
From Friends of Al-Aqsa journal: The ‘golden age’ that was al-Andalus, medieval Andalucia, has become a byword for cultural and intellectual flowering in an environment of religious and ethnic tolerance. … Continue reading