Meet the outspoken and brilliant Fatima Ashraf...
Category: women in Islam
Outlawed in Pakistan
Justice across cultures is explored in the story of Kainat, a young girl who seeks justice in Pakistan after being gang raped.
Ramadan: A New Mama Reflects
A new Muslim mom juggles baby and Ramadan...
Ramadan Guest Blog Post Series
Kickiing off the Ramadan guest blog post series ...
Reflections on Teaching Art Across Cultures
Todd Drake reflects on teaching Muslim women photography in a Saudi art workshop.
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.
Interview with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
I had the unique opportunity of sitting down, one on one, with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Please enjoy this our conversation:
Islam and the West: Clashing Beliefs or Common Values?
“Islam and the West: Clashing Beliefs or Common Values?” seeks to deconstruct both the Middle East’s and America’s conceptions of the “Other” by finding common ground to stand on. Samuel Huntington’s theory of the clash of civilizations has dominated our perceptions of the other side of the world, but we must ask ourselves, is it with good reason? Crossing Borders uses the shared experiences of four American and four Moroccan students to bridge the supposedly vast gap between the Muslim world and the West. During their journey through Morocco, these students find that they are not so different after all.
Children, Cairo and Connecticut – Eight Years Later
The year was 2003 and I was working at the world's largest international relocation company. At the time it was called Cendant Mobility - today it is called Cartus. I had left a career in international education to pursue one in international relocation and human resource consulting, but as a native New Yorker, I was still reeling from 9/11, wondering what could I do to make this planet we temporarily occupy a more understanding and caring place.
Park 51: Imam Fiesal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan’s Roles Change
A press release from Park 51 announced that Imam Fiesal Abdul Rauf and his wife, Daisy Khan, will no longer be speaking on the organization's behalf. Imam Fiesal will begin his personal speaking tour next week. He and Ms. Khan will also not be raising funds for the project on this speaking tour.
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