In the final episode of this series, Aman Azhar asks: what value do faith-based community groups have in addressing the climate crisis and why is it that we don’t hear much about faith groups’ engagement with political action on these contemporary issues?
Unemployment benefits expiring, evictions mounting, COVID-19 (still) raging—and yet, Congress’s latest proposed relief package is even paltrier than the first. We discuss the effects of living under a callous and inept government.
Congress can unthinkingly allocate billions in new defense funding and the media won’t bat an eye; Meanwhile, passing critical stimulus legislation to help millions of Americans is like squeezing blood from a stone. Why? Because capitalism.
What does the Quran say about the relationship between human beings and the natural world—and how might this message inform how faith communities participate in the wider conversation around environmental justice? Aman Azhar talks it out with Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, author of the book “Green Deen.”
The arrest of citizen journalist James Freeman shows the extreme measures police in Arizona are taking to block the public from documenting routine police work and hide it from scrutiny.
We talk with Jesse Washington about how college basketball coach John Thompson took on the racist sports power brokers and changed the game. Then, Kamilah Forbes discusses the politics of her dramatic adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book, “Between the World and Me.”
What personal and political action can Buddhist values inspire to fix the climate crisis and runaway consumerism? Does Buddhism hold any promise for our hyper-modern and gravely unequal world?
The Proud Boys hit the streets yet again this week to protest the validity of the general election results and demonstrate their undying support for Donald Trump. We discuss why, with stabbings and a shooting taking place at these demonstrations, police continue to take a hands-off approach.
In Part 1 of this four-part series on interfaith approaches to climate change, Aman Azhar talks to Abdul Rehman Malik of Yale Divinity School about what counsel Islam has to offer on caring for the planet.
Documents obtained by PAR reveal that medical waivers allowing police to administer Ketamine to arrest subjects are based upon questionable medical diagnoses.