Monday, September 14, 2009

A Tale of Two Veils

These two articles got me thinking about the difference between Catholic or Jewish head-coverings, and Muslim burkas.

Your Thoughts on Headcoverings

The Politics of the Veil

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I wear one in church. When people ask me about it, I tell the children, "It helps me pray." I tell the men (who never say a word unless it's a "my mother used to do that" wistful sort of thing), "Women used to do this all the time."

But I tell the women, "Muslim women cover themselves for 'modesty.' But Jewish and Christian women cover their heads for prayer. When I do this, I take my place with all those women for all those centuries. And besides, it surprised me, but really, it helps me pray."