Married to a Muslim man in North Carolina, Katy is especially heartbroken by the murders of three precious lives in Chapel Hill this week. Here are her reflections...
How to Meet People Abroad: Turkey
How do you meet people in Turkey? Carleigh Morgan gives us cultural insights...
Today's Ramadan guest blog post is a beautiful recorded poem by three spoken word artists: Will McInerney, Mohammad Moussa and Kane Smego.
Ramadan: Sincere Reflections
Matthew Stevens comments on sincerity during Ramadan...
Ramadan: A New Mama Reflects
A new Muslim mom juggles baby and Ramadan...
Ramadan Begins: Newlyweds
What will Ramadan be like for a newlywed couple in the US?
Ramadan Guest Blog Post Series
Kickiing off the Ramadan guest blog post series ...
30 Mosques: Ramadan Roadtrip 2011 Plans!
Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq are gearing up for their 30 mosque Ramadan Roadtrip 2011 – their plan is to visit Alaska, Hawaii and the other states that the missed on the first trip. 30 mosques, 30 states, 30 days – all during Ramadan in the month of August. Knowing these guys as I do, they’ll do it despite the exhausting schedule! But, as the expression goes, it takes a village and therefore I’m blogging about it to ask for you to help spread the word.
Here is a video of Aman and Bassam talking about the 2011 plan:
Here is how you can donate to the project: No amount is too small: $5, $10 or whatever you can afford! Just know that your donation will go toward the sharing of authentic stories about Muslims in America.
Meeting Aman and Bassam in 2010 at a local mosque was one of the highlights of my own personal exploration of spirituality in America. It helped me to address my own stereotypes and to better understand myself, my country and Islam.
I have had the honor of bringing Aman and Bassam to campuses across the US this past year. You can read more about the response people had to their presentations across the country. Needless to say, we were all humbled by the grace of their message and their wisdom that extends well beyond their years.
If you are interested in booking the 30 mosques presentation at your college, university or organization, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, I’d like to thank Aman and Bassam for inspiring so many of us. They have even inspired me to explore my own road trip! Any ideas? (I’m serious!) 🙂
Budrus: A Remarkable Documentary
Budrus is a find! It is one of those documentaries that needs to be talked about and it will leave you thinking about your role on as a bridge builder to peace for days. Why? Because it shares a story that is not commonly told: It documents a Palestinian village's non-violent response to a wall being built on their land by the Israelis. It is the winner of numerous awards and was called "A Must See Documentary" by The New York Times.
A New and Affordable Professional Development Opportunity
I have spoken with many people this past year who have not been able to afford to attend the national NAFSA conference in Vancouver, or the Forum on Education Abroad's gathering that recently took place in Boston.
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