Disrupting Giuliani - 2 Years Later
Only July 18, 2016, I disrupted Rudy Giuliani's hate-filled Islamophobic speech at the Republican National Convention. These photos capture the moments during the action when my shouts deafened the arena and captured media attention as cameras shifted from the stage to where I stood with my banner, when an agitated Rudy Giuliani noticed me in the upper deck, when my friends greeted me after the action. The photos don't capture the moments between when I was navigating my way
Muhammad: The Man and the Prophet
This post is part of our ongoing series featuring the works of Professor LeBoeuf 's students in her Introduction to Religions of Asia course at Whittier College! The man Muhammad himself was born into a family that was higher up in the social status than most people. However, the man himself was born as an orphan and was raised by his uncle and aunt. He lived with them in their house, however like most of the people of the time was also never taught to read and write. They we
From Sacred Devotion to Illegal Vocation
An instagram I posted in 2012 about the Devadasi, hash tagging #moderndayslavery “Whores in History,” “Sex Slaves,” “Prostitution and Beyond,” — to name only a few. These are the books I was given when asked for literature on the Devadasis while researching at the Sophia College Women’s Center. I was 16 years old, I had never traveled, and this was one of the first times I had heard much at all about prostitution and sex trafficking as a global human rights issue. When my men
Sabrina Van Beek
This post is part of our ongoing series featuring the works of Professor LeBoeuf 's students in her Introduction to Religions of Asia course at Whittier College! When I had first learned of the Sikh religion I was about 13 years old. My father was talking about his time in the military and told me he had the opportunity to work with a group of Sikhs. Being 13 years old, I didn’t know anything about the Sikh religion, so my father told me the basics of what they believe. Unfor
Getting to Know Confucius
This post is part of our ongoing series featuring the works of Professor LeBoeuf 's students! Confucius is a well-known figure not only in China, but worldwide. He was a great Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher who lived during the Zhou Dynasty and the Spring and Autumn period in Chinese history. He lived to be 72 years old and left a great legacy and way of life behind to live on for eternity. Confucius’ birth name was Kongfuzi which means Master Kong, but “Confuci
Sara Hof Laura Barclay
Six Flags Over Fundamentalism
Sara and Laura host a cross over episode with theology nerd Trip Fuller of the Homebrewed Christianity Podcast on religious theme parks (yes, they exist)! Click here to listen! Subscribe today to Bible Bitches on iTunes or SoundCloud! Make sure to leave a rating and check back monthly for new episodes! They also LOVE hearing from you so please make sure to leave a comment!
Justice Kennedy is Retiring
Justice Kennedy is retiring. This hits me, and many others, like a ton of bricks. Within this same week, we had a picture of Clarence Thomas posing with the President in the Oval Office with a nice message from the President. We also had the Senate Majority Leader tweet a nice congratulatory message on the decision that the most recent appointed judge made that strengthened Gerrymandering, minimized the importance of women’s health, and weakened union membership. On a daily
Bonus Sermon! 5 Final Takeaways From Westworld Season 2 Episode 10: 'The Passenger' with gu
Kirsten’s 5 Sips of Tea from the S2 Finale: 1. Relationships are not secondary, but primary. Dolores and Maeve have been differentiated all season by, among other things, their approach to relationships. Maeve veered off her programmed code when she decided to stay in the park to rescue her daughter, and her decision altered her code in significant ways. While Ford clearly wrote her code in such a way to gift her with skills other hosts didn’t have, it’s not clear that she wo
Sara Hof Laura Barclay
Who Would Jesus Deport?
Sara and Laura talk with Ryan Eller, Executive Director at Define American, about the families being separated from each other at the Mexico border. Dude knows what he's talking about. Click here to listen! Subscribe today to Bible Bitches on iTunes or SoundCloud! Make sure to leave a rating and check back monthly for new episodes!
Thanos is Returning
On March 23, 1963, President Ronald Reagan gave a speech that has been titled “The Star Wars” Speech. He proposed that we would have a force field around the country. In his mind, America would be protected from any possible missile strike. We know now that Reagan was suffering from the beginning of Alzheimer’s. Contrary to belief, Reagan had appointed many smart people around him. In the height of the Star Wars movie sequel, his political appointees stopped this idea and