Published February 23, 2017 on Philanthropy New York | By Clare Church Imam Khalid Latif urged his wife not to get off the plane with him on the way to their honeymoon in St. Lucia. “You don’t want to go through this,” he pleaded. Latif, on previous occasions, had been stopped for random checks; escorted… Continue reading Watch this New Series Showing the Ordinary and Extraordinary Lives of Muslim New Yorkers
Published September 16, 2016 on openDemocracy | By Clare Church Poverty, displacement, malnutrition. Over the next two weeks, these three concerns will be discussed as agenda items at the United Nations’ annual gathering. And yet, indigenous peoples, who suffer at disproportionately high rates from these issue, will not be invited to participate in the meetings,… Continue reading Who will speak for indigenous peoples at the UN General Assembly?
Published August 18, 2016 on Philanthropy New York | By Clare Church This summer’s headlines, tweets and cable TV shouting matches have been unrelenting against Muslims. Not surprisingly, a study recently found that more than 80 percent of media coverage of Muslims is negative, and media coverage of Muslims is more negative now than it… Continue reading Introducing our Muslim Neighbors, One Story at a Time
Published July 8, 2016 on the London Free Press | By Clare Church NEW YORK – Living in the land of Donald Trump, I’ve almost become numb to the unrelenting onslaught of Islamophobia. It’s in politics, it’s in the news, and it’s on the streets. But I never thought it would be in my Canadian hometown. After growing… Continue reading Closer to home than you think
Published December 15, 2015 on Women Across Frontiers | By Clare Church NEW YORK — Imagine a Barbie who sports red sneakers instead of stilettos, wears a utility belt instead of a purse and vows to save the world instead of being a damsel in distress. On October 8, DC Comics and Mattel, multinational toy company… Continue reading Barbie’s New Campaign May Be Missing the Point
Published October 17, 2015 on Pavement Pieces | By Clare Church Toria Gibbs, a Canadian citizen living in New York, received a letter from her government in August revoking her right to vote in the upcoming Canadian federal election. Gibbs is among 1.4 million Canadians who will be barred from voting on Monday because they… Continue reading Canadians Living in New York Face Voting Restrictions