journeys at home and abroad
In amongst the scholarly contributions to Arches Quarterly IV/8 you’ll find something a bit different, with food, Canon David Porter & Billy Bragg in it.
That’s my piece (p 74).
I talk about the intentional, if limited, Abrahamic pluralism in early Andalusia, Sicily & Salonica (now Thessaloniki) – wonderful places, extraordinary history. How do we negotiate our different histories in the re-telling of them?
There are some seriously good articles in here – on the Moriscos, Turkey & the EU, Balkan Muslim identities, Welsh Islam & Muslim soldiers in WWI & WWII.
If you’d like a complimentary hard copy, let me know.
And tell me how well we’re doing nowadays – Muslims, un-religious people, Christians, everyone – living together in Europe (& elsewhere – some of you read this blog from distant lands – I’d love to hear from you).
How is it where you are, whether you’re Muslim or not? Convivencia? Tricky? Work in progress? A nightmare? A joy?