This is the big news that Nike are set to launch a sports hijab in 2018. The material it is made from has lots of little holes to ensure breathability. It will be available in three colours. This demonstrates haw big business is becoming more aware of the Muslim pound. We too, as the church, need to become more aware of those around us.
A recent report states how Muslim women are frustrated about being told how to dress and behave. Women's comments in the article are very different to the often assumed repressed role.
The second episode of Extremely British Muslims is on Channel 4 this Thursday. The last episode was about the struggle to find a spouse using family connections, mosque matchmaking services, and Muslim dating sites. This episode homes in on what it is like for young men growing up as Muslims in Birmingham. It highlights their difficulties when travelling internationally, their aid work with refugees in Greece, along with discussion of why some people become radicalised.
Perhaps their conclusion is the most noticeable- and is a challenge.
Finally a video that informs and may challenge preconceptions of asylum seekers. Life as an asylum seeker here is tough. Let's respond with Jesus love.