Prayers for 2017

The president of UT’s Undergraduate Law Review assembled this beautiful project exploring the impact of the 2016 election cycle on students of various religious backgrounds and their relationship with their faith. I was honored to take part in Brigit’s project and hope that the coming years will prove that this country will only grow stronger and more resilient in the face of adversity.

Southern Hospitality in Question

When I started writing this article I didn’t realize how much worse things were going to get. The Syrian people are experiencing a modern genocide, a near perfect mirror image of the ones the Kurds of Iraq suffered under Saddam. The governor of our state has decided to turn his back on the Syrian people. He has chosen nationalism over humanity. But he doesn’t speak for all Texans, and I hope the leaders of our community continue to echo that point.