American Evangelical Christian college professor women suspended for wearing Hijab as solidarity with Muslim women & says: 'Muslims and Christians worship the same God'
Jesus Christ worshiped God of Abraham, Ishmael, Issac, Jacob, Moses ....
“If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham.” (Jesus, John; 8:39)
Genesis 15:6).“Abraham “believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness (
” So you see that it is men of faith who are the sons of Abraham.”(Galatians;3:6-7),“..I serve the God of our fathers, believing all things which are according to the law, and which are written in the prophets; having hope toward God, which these also themselves look for, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.”[Paul; Acts;24:14-15]
“For there stood by me this night an angel, belonging to the God whose I am and whom I serve,”[Acts;27:23]
"The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of our forefathers —has glorified his servant Jesus ...." (Acts;3:13)
"God also said to Moses, "Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you.'"(Exodus; 3:15)
"I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.' Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look"(Acts;7:32).
"O':People of the Book, (Jews & Christians) why do you dispute about Abraham when the Torah and Gospel were only sent down after him. Do you not use your reason? (65) You are those who disputed about things of which you had some knowledge. Must you now argue about things of which you have no knowledge? God knows, but you do not know. (66) Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian. He was an upright man, one who had surrendered himself to God. He was not one of those who associate partners with God. (67) Surely, the people who are closest to Abraham are those who followed him and this Prophet [Muhammad], and those who believe in him. God is the guardian of the believers."(Quran: 3:65-68)
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Hijab is not Muslim invention its Biblical:
The bible 1 Corrinthians 11:3-6
"If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head"
'' But every woman who has her head uncovered while praying or prophesying disgraces her head, for she is one and the same as the woman whose head is shaved.
After the priest has had the woman stand before the LORD, he shall loosen her hair and place in her hands the reminder-offering, the grain offering for jealousy, while he himself holds the bitter water that brings a curse.
A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.
https://www.facebook.com/aftabkhaan/posts/1185115034850972?pnref=storyThis brave Christian lady Larycia Alaine Hawkins has the courage to stand up to publicly display solidarity with Muslim women by wearing Hijab, just on the basis of humanity...... reject Islamophobia... She has been sent on leave..... it reminds verse from Quran: ...There is a community among the People of the Book who are upright. They recite God’s signs throughout the night, and they prostrate. They believe in God and the Last Day, and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong, and compete in doing good. They are among the righteous.You will not be denied the reward for any good thing you do. Allah knows those who fear Allah. (Quran;3: 113-115)
Evangelical Christian college professor who vowed to wear a hijab for the holidays and declared 'Muslims and Christians worship the same God' is suspended:
- Larycia Alaine Hawkins is professor at Chrisitian Wheaton College, Illinois
- Said on Facebook this week that she is wearing a hijab for the holidays
- Gesture is to show 'solidarity' with Muslims across America, she said
- Added that both Muslims and Christians 'worship the same God'
- Ms Hawkins has now been suspended, the school announced today
- A statement from officials implied that Ms Hawkins had breached the school's Statement of Faith, but did not make it clear how she had done so.
A teacher at an evangelical Christian college who announced that she is wearing an Islamic headscarf as part of her Advent Worship has been suspected from the school.
Larycia Alaine Hawkins, an associate professor at Wheaton College, Illinois, announced her plan to wear a hijab over the holidays in 'solidarity with our Muslim sisters' last week.
In a Facebook post alongside images of her wearing the headscarf, she said it was her duty to love others and quoted Pope Francis saying that Muslims and Christians 'worship the same God'.
While it is not clear what part of Hawkins' post the school took exception to, a statement on their website confirmed she has been placed on leave and will be subjected to a review.
The statement said: 'In response to significant questions regarding the theological implications of statements that Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Larycia Hawkins has made about the relationship of Christianity to Islam, Wheaton College has placed her on administrative leave, pending the full review to which she is entitled as a tenured faculty member.
'Wheaton College faculty and staff make a commitment to accept and model our institution's faith foundations with integrity, compassion and theological clarity.
'As they participate in various causes, it is essential that faculty and staff engage in and speak about public issues in ways that faithfully represent the College's evangelical Statement of Faith.'
The statement affirms the school's belief in key tenets of the evangelical faith and promises to use a curriculum that 'relates Christian liberal arts education to the needs of contemporary society'.
It is not made clear which parts of the code Hawkins, who has worked at the college since 2007, is accused of breaking with her stance.
Announcing her decision last Thursday, she wrote: 'I don't love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is American. I love my Muslim neighbor because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity.
Hawkins also called on other women to join her 'embodied solidarity' campaign. Among those who responded was Jess Edelblut.
Hawkins also called on other women to join her 'embodied solidarity' campaign. Among those who responded was Jess Edelblut (pictured)
'I stand in human solidarity with my Muslim neighbor because we are formed of the same primordial clay, descendants of the same cradle of humankind--a cave in Sterkfontein, South Africa that I had the privilege to descend into to plumb the depths of our common humanity in 2014.
'I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.'
Hawkins also called on other women to join her 'embodied solidarity' campaign, with three of her friends responding with pictures of themselves also wearing hijabs.
At least one of them, Jess Edelblut, appears to also be connected to Wheaton College. It is unclear exactly what her connection to the school is, and whether officials have taken any action over her gesture.
Hawkins' initial post attracted dozens of likes, and she later added that her stance had been endorsed by the Council on American Islamic Relations.
However, in another post this evening, she revealed that her stance had also been challenged 'exclusively from other Christians' who took issue with her assertion that the Muslim God and Christian God are one and the same.
Hitting back at critics, she added that 'church fathers, saints, and regular Christian folk alike' throughout the ages have believed that the two deities are the same, just differently understood.
Examples include Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa, a Christian scholar and close friend of Pope Pius II who lived in the 15th century and 'unambiguously affirmed' that point, according to Christian author Miroslav Volf.
Speaking again to her critics, Hawkins adds: 'My wearing of the hijab as an act of advent devotion has certainly caused some to question the sincerity of my devotion.
'To those who question the authenticity of my faith, I love you. The apostle Paul declares, "...as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone" (Romans 12:18).
'That includes those of you who now count me apostate for daring to call fellow humans who happen to be Muslim my brothers and sisters.
'I love you with the power of the love that saved me and keeps me and bids me do justice in my body. Being at peace with everyone means embracing you virtually and asking for forgiveness of those I have offended.
'It doesn't matter that I did not intend to do so. What matters is the imperative that I move first to make peace with others. As far as it depends on you, will you accept my holy handshake?'
According to CBS Chicago, a group of Wheaton College students and alumni have planned a sit-in at the college president’s office on Wednesday afternoon, and will deliver an open letter demanding that she be reinstated.
Her stance follows on from Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. in the wake of the San Bernardino terror attacks in California.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations says that since the attacks took place, dozens of retaliatory actions have taken place against Muslims across America.
On December 8, less than a week after extremists Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook killed 14 people in San Bernardino, a mosque in New Jersey reported receiving a letter calling Muslims 'evil' and telling them to 'go back to the desert.'
According to the LA Times, the letter referenced comments by Trump about Muslims celebrating in New Jersey as the World Trade Centers fell on 9/11, which have been branded false by police and politicians who were serving at the time.
Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, added: 'A pig's head at a mosque in Philadelphia, a girl harassed at a school in New York, hate mail sent to a New Jersey mosque … I can’t event count the amount of hate mail and threats we have received.'
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