" I was an ignorant bigot who believed everything the media said," says Kaya Gravitter, "since I’d never met a Muslim or went searching for what I believe the religion’s core values really are: peace, love, and generosity."
“I believe in wearing this cross and what it represents,” the Indianapolis man told reporters of the restaurant's dress code.
Critics used the #MyReligionIsNotYourCostume hashtag to complain about the Met Gala's use of crucifixes and papal-inspired fashion.
Some applauded the teens for praying, while others felt the post was discriminatory against nonreligious people, pointing out that you don't have to be religious to be a good, respectful person.
At a blessing ceremony for members of the Unification Church at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, members wore very specific garb while holding AR-15s.
Carl Lentz talked to "The Morning Breath" about how the Kardashians need to be respected more for thriving in the culture society created.
“If I had asked you to cover your body which is much more precious than the iPad, would you have readily agreed?” a father asks his daughter. “Indecent dressing and exposure of your body reduces your value and respect.”
Wearing a dress from John Galliano -- an accused anti-Semite -- on a Jewish holiday may have been an odd choice for Ivanka's daughter to wear.
Apparently no one really wants to pray to Kim Kardashian, goddess of reality TV. On Thursday, the mogul launched a candle with her likeness as the Virgin Mary on her Kimoji website, and people are not happy.
Bella and Gigi Hadid both protested Donald Trump’s attempted Muslim ban. Like other young women her age, Bella Hadid, a social media star with more than 11 million followers, is an open book, broadcasting nearly every aspect of her life. Bella revealed she was raised Muslim in the new issue of Porter.
The backlash is still brewing over a photo that first daughter Ivanka Trump shared of herself and her husband, Jared Kushner, all dressed up for a black-tie event on Saturday night, a situation that has been described as having heavy “Let them eat cake” overtones. To recap: As people around the country protested President Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and immediately halted the U.S. refugee program for four months — with Syrian refugees barred indefinitely — the couple posted a glamorous date-night image with Ivanka wearing a $5,000 metallic dress.
The next world chess championship tournament will be held in Tehran, where women competitors will be required to don headscarves, also known as hijab.
In Iran, wearing a headscarf or a hijab is compulsory for women for reasons of modesty. Even visitors to the Republic are expected to wear one when in the country. Not doing so or exposing your hair is punishable by fines or imprisonment.
Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 2003; a look by Dolce & Gabbana. Photos: Getty; Dolce & Gabbana Clothing geared towards Islamic women is one of the fastest growing sectors in the clothing industry (the market is expected to be worth $484 billion by 2019) — but one fashion legend isn’t having it. On Wednesday, Yves Saint Laurent co-founder Pierre Bergé — Saint Laurent’s partner in both business and life until the designer died in 2008 of brain cancer — denounced those labels that are now catering to women who wear hijabs and other religious coverings. “I am scandalized,” he told French radio station Europe 1 (via The Guardian).
A homeless woman gave birth on a cardboard box just outside St. Peter’s Square early on Wednesday in near-freezing temperatures and later received an offer of one year’s hospitality in a Vatican institution.
Some families may think that religion helps kids become more empathetic and giving toward others, but a surprising study published in the journal Current Biology found the opposite to be true: The study revealed that children from religious backgrounds were less likely to be altruistic, defined as lacking selfishness and showing a desire to help others. In the study, which involved 1,170 children between ages 5 and 12 from six countries — the United States, Canada, China, Jordan, South Africa, and Turkey — the kids were given two tasks: First, an altruism task, in which they played a version of the “Dictator Game.” In the game, they were given 10 stickers and had the opportunity to share the stickers with another unseen kid. The University of Chicago researchers measured altruism based on the average number of stickers shared. STORY: Here’s How to Raise Kind Kids The second task tested moral sensitivity: The children watched an animated short in which one character pushes or bumps into another, either by accident or on purpose.