Posts Tagged as ‘Islam’

culture shockers: Facebook game America 2049 asks, do we want a future where our religious faith makes us a target?

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 also proved to be an unfortunate turning point in America’s socio-cultural dynamics. For a nation that’s built upon the principles of separating church and state, America’s multi-religious identity came to the forefront as specific groups, especially Muslims or Hindus and Sikhs (who were presumed to be Muslims), became [...]

May 31, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-the change: Join the dialogue that supports sanity not extremism

Aren’t you tired of all the extremist rhetoric that is so lightly thrown about nowadays? Here are some ways that you can do something about it. The controversy over the so called “ground zero mosque” is just one illustration of the extreme sentiments that often frame issues within today’s highly charged media landscape, especially with [...]

September 20, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: Educate yourself about religion, then make opinions about the Mosque

The acts of terror on the World Trade Center that occurred nine years ago, made it clear that it is necessary to have cross-cultural dialogue. The continued elevated controversy over the so called “ground-zero mosque” is evidence that almost a decade since the 9/11 attacks we haven’t communicated, therefore, we haven’t grown. Unfortunately, many Americans [...]

August 25, 2010 by Yasemin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shocker: Ground zero and the mosque — does the court of law have it right?

Welcoming Islam near the site of 9/11 attacks is seen by many Republicans as a symbol of terrorist victory and a weak U.S.  On the other hand, liberals see the openness and tolerance of this act as a powerful bridge to interfaith interaction and peace.  But, plain and simply, to the court of law religious tolerance [...]

August 5, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

because we found it: Woman removed from class for refusing to remove niqab

The Globe and Mail reported earlier this month that an Egyptian immigrant was expelled from her school in Quebec for refusing to remove her niqab. Naema Ahmed, 29, had been attending class for 45 days before a women reported her to the Canadian authorities during an exam. Civil servants came promptly to escort her out [...]

March 19, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Film with Puerto-Rican-American, Muslim rapper after 9-11 screens today in NYC

Today at 4 pm, The Center for Media, Culture and History and The Center for Religion and Media at NYU are screening the documentary New Muslim Cool. The film focuses on Jason Hamza Pérez, a Puerto-Rican American, Muslim rapper. It follows him as he confronts discrimination in a post-9-11 world. *The screening will feature panel [...]

February 5, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong launches Charter for Compassion

Today, a document created collectively by thousands of people around globe and drafted by a multi-faith, multi-national council of thinkers and leaders has officially launched.  The Charter for Compassion reminds us quite simply of the Golden Rule, which lies at the heart of all religions, ethical and spiritual traditions–empathy.   If embraced widely, the document is [...]

November 12, 2009 by heidi | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Iran’s youth used Facebook to share election wishes

On June 12th, Iran re-elected Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president. Ahmadeinejad won over the more secular Mousavi by claiming over 60% of the total votes. But prior to the election, young Iranians had big dreams and used Facebook to tell their story. Many campaigned for Mousavi in hopes that there could potentially be an end to [...]

June 15, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: A provocative performance on the many faces of Islam

Islamophobia – it shouldn’t exist, but it does. In the last few years, anti-Muslim sentiments and stereotypes have taken up an unnecessary and unfairly large portion of our country’s attention. Riz Mirza is out to change that with his new play, Koranic Fatigue. Brought up in the Bronx, yet with roots in New Delhi, Mirza [...]

March 19, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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