Posts filed under: Who is my neighbor?

By Phoebe Farag Mikhail The news is abuzz these days about President Trump’s recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Joining many others with concern over this development, I shared the Coptic Orthodox Church’s statement on that matter...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail I am pleased to announce the Being in Community Book of the Year for 2017! When you read Irene Noor’s debut novel, Yet, Home, you will agree that this book deserves the title and more. (Click...
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A guest post by photographer Mary Jasmin Yostos  Mary Jasmin Yostos is not just a childhood friend, but also one of my favorite photographers to follow. I love how she manages to capture beauty in the ordinary with her camera;...
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by Phoebe Farag Mikhail Occasionally a book arrives in my life at just the perfect time and speaks directly into my heart. My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes: A Journey Through Loss in Art and Color is one such book....
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail I recently traveled overseas with my family. Due to traffic we arrived late to check-in, and so our family of five was seated in two different sections of the plane. I was frantically trying to find...
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by Phoebe Farag Mikhail Read to the end to learn how to enter the giveaway for one of three copies of How to do good: Essays on building a better world. There is a scene in the movie Hidden Figures...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail Throughout my childhood and to this day, the conversation with people who are not Orthodox Christians always goes something like this: “What does your father do?” “He’s a priest.” “I didn’t know priests could get married!”...
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Today I have the honor of sharing this beautiful Mother’s Day tribute by my dear friend Jessica Ryder-Khalil. Our relationships with our moms are full of complexities; it is often not until we are older (and until some of us...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail I never thought a suicide bombing would teach me something about thanksgiving. On April 9, 2017, ISIL claimed responsibility for explosions in two Coptic Orthodox Churches in Northern Egypt, killing at least 45 worshipers and injuring over...
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by Phoebe Farag Mikhail I occasionally indulge in the bad habit of checking Facebook or my news feed in the morning. It’s always a bad idea because it often puts me in an awful mood, especially since the tone of...
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