Monday, April 27, 2015

"Riding home on the train one day, Sydney Eden Clark noticed an elderly woman speaking to a Muslim woman wearing a Hijab, or headscarf, as she rode home with her husband. The elderly woman began to harshly criticize her religion, and went so far as to blame her and her husband for the many horrible things occurring overseas. Unable to listen to such disrespect, Clark instantly took action to defend the Muslim woman, who had remained silent throughout the entire interaction. A video posted to YouTube, as well as Facebook, displayed the entire situation."

This article talks about how someone stood up to  defend someone of a different faith on the grounds that they were being miss treated for their beliefs. The diversity in this piece is not between  elderly women and the young Muslin couple but against old world thinking and modern. OWT is the idea that anything different from what I believe is wrong and that is that but that idea is one of ignorance and hatred of the unknown. Modern thinking is one built on knowledge of what makes us different and respect of those differences. This is a sign that religious diversity is starting to become less toxic or taboo in our world. Perhaps one day religious differences will be a conversation start and not an ender.

Harding, Halyi. "Australian Woman Celebrated for Defending Muslim Couple - World Religion News." World Religion News. April 24, 2015. Accessed April 27, 2015.

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