Help Us Grow!

IDCL is launching a crowdfunding campaign! We want to raise $10K over the next month. This will make us eligible for a non-profit incubator program, which, in turn, will provide us with office space, administrative assistance, and community connections. And it will help us expand our research and educational programs and bring our work to a … Continue reading Help Us Grow!

Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project

Part II of a series investigating projects that document religious and cultural diversity across the country. By Lauren Horn Griffin As we prepare to launch our own research project mapping and documenting the cultural diversity of Texas, we want to give our readers an idea of the types of initiatives from across the country that … Continue reading Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project

The California Pluralism Project

Part I of a series investigating projects that document religious and cultural diversity across the country. by Lauren Horn Griffin As we prepare to launch our own research project mapping and documenting the cultural diversity of Texas, we want to give our readers an idea of the types of initiatives from across the country that examine religion and culture … Continue reading The California Pluralism Project

The Distance Between Syria and El Salvador

By Lauren Horn Griffin As I scrolled through my Facebook and Twitter feeds yesterday, I was immediately bombarded with the distressing image (or references to the image) of a Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach. The commentary, without exception, was filled with words of grief and sympathy—even calls to action. Mothers, grateful for … Continue reading The Distance Between Syria and El Salvador

Houston Arabic Immersion Magnet School Faces Bigots

IDCL Director Tiffany Puett has a new piece on the Huffington Post about recent Islamophobic protests at the new Arabic Immersion Magnet School in Houston, TX. As she argues: Better education about the diverse cultures and religions represented in Houston and greater Texas is essential for creating a public square that makes room for the … Continue reading Houston Arabic Immersion Magnet School Faces Bigots