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...
5 Questions with Speaker Fatima Ashraf
Meet the outspoken and brilliant Fatima Ashraf...
Green Planet Series: Interview with Ibrahim Abdul-Matin (Part 2)
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin talks re-entry and what motivates people to want to be green in this new interview...
Ramadan: Sincere Reflections
Matthew Stevens comments on sincerity during Ramadan...
Ramadan Guest Blog Post Series
Kickiing off the Ramadan guest blog post series ...
Top 5 Teachable Moments: The 10th “Anniversary” of 9/11
This is a tough post for me to write. It is nearly impossible to imagine that it has been a decade since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Podcast: Confronting Religious and Cultural Hatred
I had the pleasure of participating in a radio interview with Arnd Wächter and Dr. David Owusu-Ansah on Tom Graham's "Virginia Insight"show.
Demystifying the Other: Tools for International Educators
Our session was described as follows: “Muslim”, “Israeli”, “African”, and “American” – the labels that we use to describe others come with heavy baggage and a tremendous burden.
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.
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