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'Women, Life, Freedom
The Biggest Faith Stories of 2022, Part Two
January 05, 2023
We continue the conversation by taking a look at the religion stories from around the world, that made headlines in 2022 and are likely to continue into 2023.
Kalpana Jain, photo courtesy Kalpana Jainn
Top Global Stories January 06, 2023
Kalpana Jain, the senior ethics and religion editor at The Conversation.US describes how the Orthodox churches in Ukraine and Russia have become part of the military campaigns and war and the implications for the faithful.  From Ukraine to Iran, Egypt and India, Jain offers context, history, and analysis on the biggest global stories likely to appear in the headlines in 2023.

Kalpana Jain, Author of Positive Lives, and award-winning journalist and editor.  She is the senior writer and editor of religion and ethics at The Conversation US.
Dilshad Ali. Photo coutesy of Dilshad Ali
Another Perspective January 06, 2023
Dilshad Ali is a veteran journalist and the editor of the news and commentary blog Haute Hijab where her team features stories for a unique audience: Muslim women.  With a global readership and attention to stories often under-reported in mainstream outlets, Ali shares her top picks of stories that began in 2022 that will be relevant in the coming year.  Including the recent news that the Taliban in Afghanistan issued a ban on women attending university.

Dilshad Ali. Journalist, writer, and autism and disability rights advocate based in Virginia.  She is currently the editor of the Haute Hijab news blog managing a team that covers trends in the US and around the globe.  A graduate of the Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland, Ali has covered American Muslims and global Islam for a variety of outlets -- from Islam Online to Beliefnet to Patheos.  Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek,  The Atlantic, Religion News Service, and others.

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This week's closing music, New Hope, by Audiobinger,
 used under a Creative Commons By Attribution 4.0 license.

All additional music by Blue Dot Sessions.