Sholat: An Experience with Muslim Prayer

– By Bianca Rajan – As I stand in the female section of the mosque, looking over thirty women’s heads, who are kneeling on the floor in their striking opaque prayer gowns, I can’t help but feel my heart fill with gratitude. I was participating in my first “sholat” at SMA Muhammadiyah, a private Muslim…

Here There Be Dragons: Komodo Island

– By Grace Wivell – I have had an infatuation with animals since I was a little girl—I blame having been raised around more calves and chicks than human children—and here in Indonesia I am able to experience wildlife that is sometimes similar, but often vastly different from what I am accustomed to at home.…