Day 26 - Mary Hope Schwoebel: “My Work Reflects My Beliefs”
Revealing Ramadan: 30 Days, 30 Voices [mp3, 4:18]
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
Mary Hope Schwoebel, our 26th voice in this series, was raised Presbyterian in Oxford, Mississippi and later moved to Philadelphia. But, with the social justice movements of the 1960’s, her parents and she grew more secular. While in college, she began reading feminist authors, including a leading Muslim scholar on the veil, and a Somali man who embodied these principles. She later converted and is now a teacher and educator of peace conflict studies in Africa.
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