John Brownlee


Alms to Advocacy

October 14, 2009


Two billion dollars a year. Ever since the U.S. economy soured over a year ago, we have been bombarded with figures in the hundreds of billions and in the trillions – numbers most of us cannot really comprehend except in the most abstract ways. Compared to these figures, two billion doesn’t really seem like a whole lot. But put in more concrete ter… Read more


In Indonesia: Islamic Organizations Go Green

June 3, 2009


In Indonesia, Muslim organizations have long been a force for social and political change, and have been cited by many researchers as playing a leading role in Indonesia’s democratization and in social issues such as gender equality and human rights. In recent years, Muslim organizations have also become involved in efforts to improve the responsiv… Read more