New Zealanders don Headscarves out of respect

Many New Zealander women are wearing headscarves today out of respect for those killed in the Christchurch shootings. After consulting the Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand and the Muslim Association of New Zealand, Dr. Thaya Ashman organized the Headscarves for Harmony campaign which invited all women to wear headscarves   in a  allowing a show of solidarity in the aftermath of the shootings.  Is in inappropriate for non-Muslim women to wear headscarves? “I can promise you it will not be disrespectful” writes Mavash Ali in  in an opinion piece in The Spinoff, an online NZ politics and culture magazine.

 

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New Job, Less Blogging

Hello Everyone,

I have a new job at the global Commission on Religion and Race on Capitol Hill. My writing will be intermittent as I adjust to this new position.

Thanks.

Philadelphia DNC

This blog is temporarily on hold from now through the end of the month as my time will be dedicated to working in the social media department of the DNC.

I’ll be back in early August with more blog posts. In the meanwhile, my twitter- @softpowerpunch, will still be active as I’ll be commuting quite a bit.