A Ring of Peace

Last week, more than 1,000 Muslims formed a "ring of peace" outside Oslo's main synagogue offering symbolic protection for the city's Jewish community following an attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen. They chanted: "No to anti-Semitism, No to Islamophobia." The Muslim Public Affairs Council attended a two day summit conference at the White House on... Continue Reading →

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Building a Global Climate Movement

On the website, 350.org: "The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm." 350.org is a grass roots movement coordinating a global network in over 188 countries. ... Continue Reading →

#All Lives Matter

The hashtag "Muslim Lives Matter" began trending on social media after the deaths of three young Muslims in North Carolina. There are two questions under scrutiny.  One, is a perceived lack of media coverage and questions whether the media ignored this killing of innocent lives because of their religion until twitter users created this platform? ... Continue Reading →

Its On Us

Was anyone else stunned to see President Obama's message on the 2015 Grammy's last night? I was also pleasantly surprised to see a beautiful young woman share her story of survival of domestic violence on the Grammy's following President Obama's Itsonus message.  She talked about how her mother supported her to seek help from a... Continue Reading →

“There is a King in every crowd”

Quarterback Russell Wilson may have lost the Super Bowl on Sunday but he is a winner at the Seattle Children's hospital.  Russell Wilson is a regular volunteer on Tuesdays since he was drafted by the Seahawks in 2012.  Wilson's father died of diabetes 4 years ago and Russell spent a lot of time in hospitals. His... Continue Reading →

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