Tag Archives: peace

An unexpected interfaith moment in the Muratlı mosque


Muratlı Village is hardly the place you would expect to find cosmopolitan and open armed views about the intermingling of religions and global peace. And we could use a bit of an interfaith moment these days, what with the pain … Continue reading

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Twelve months, twelve moments and one blue slug: The Puppets reflect on 2014


For days and days, Karagöz, ever the trickster, has been hounding me with one question – “Yılbaşı? Yılbaşı? Yılbaşı? Where are we going to celebrate the new year?”  Embracing our middle-aged personas, we headed for our beloved curl at the end of the earth … Continue reading

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A Karagöz Puppet-Refereed Debate about Islam as a Religion of Peace


What I have come to realize about myself in the context of my cross-cultural relationship, is that there are things about Islam and Muslim culture in Turkey that are difficult for me to accept. They are difficult to accept as … Continue reading

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