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President Obama & American Muslim Leaders Talk Discrimination, CVE, Civic Participation, Healthcare, Tech

President Obama & American Muslim Leaders Talk Discrimination, CVE, Civic Participation, Healthcare, Tech

[ 0 ] February 6, 2015 |

The alarming rise in anti-Muslim bigotry in America was one of the top, if not the top issue  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 6, 2015:  Here is a selection of press releases and related commentary on the meeting from Muslim American groups and the White House. — by HODA ELSHISHTAWY for MPAC.ORG […]

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Islamophobia: A Threat to All (Interactive ISPU Project, Publications)

Islamophobia: A Threat to All (Interactive ISPU Project, Publications)

[ 0 ] February 2, 2015 |

by INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING:  ISPU examines the impact of Islamophobia on the wider public and offers historical context as well as modern day best practices to meet this challenge. The year 2050 is when many experts project that America will become a nation without a specific ethnic or racial majority. While some […]

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WATCH: Muslim Minorities and Religious Freedom — Panel 1: Europe

[ 0 ] February 2, 2015 |

via BERKLEY CENTER FOR RELIGION, PEACE & WORLD AFFAIRS (RELIGIOUS FREEDOM PROJECT) on DECEMBER 15, 2014:  How has the persecution of Muslim minorities affected their well-being in Europe and North America, the overall health of Muslim-majority nations, and the growth of violent Islamist extremism? Are Muslim minorities developing theologies that can bolster religious freedom, stable democracy, […]

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Identity Crisis? American Muslim Youth in the Age of Fear (Edina Lekovic)

[ 0 ] May 8, 2014 |

via the INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING (ISPU) and MPAC on MAY 8, 2014:  MPAC’s Director of Policy and Programming, Edina Lekovic, was the keynote speaker at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding’s Spring Dinner Event, which was held on April 19th. Watch Edina’s full speech (above) where she explores the challenges American Muslim youth […]

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WATCH: Who are America’s Muslims? SF Bay Area, Chicago, Detroit Communities Discussed (ISPU)

WATCH: Who are America’s Muslims? SF Bay Area, Chicago, Detroit Communities Discussed (ISPU)

[ 0 ] November 12, 2013 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, compiled from INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING WEBINAR, NOVEMBER 2013:  On October 30, 2013 ISPU and top experts held an online discussion of the regional trends of America’s Muslims, focusing on a major ISPU report The Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Identity and Community. Critical questions about identity, […]

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Azeem Ibrahim — The Turkey Model: Does Turkey Offer a Model for Tunisia and Egypt?

Azeem Ibrahim — The Turkey Model: Does Turkey Offer a Model for Tunisia and Egypt?

[ 0 ] May 8, 2013 |

by AZEEM IBRAHIM for INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING on MAY 8, 2013:  (Summary Excerpt) Leaders in Tunisia and Egypt have acknowledged Turkey as a potential model for their emerging democracies due to its ability to balance Islam and democracy. Rashid Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisia’s Ennahda Party, views Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party […]

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Shehzad H. Qazi: A War Without Bombs — Civil Society Initiatives Against Radicalization in Pakistan

Shehzad H. Qazi: A War Without Bombs — Civil Society Initiatives Against Radicalization in Pakistan

[ 0 ] April 12, 2013 |

by SHEHZAD H. QAZI for INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING on FEBRUARY 19, 2013:  (excerpt from introduction to policy brief) On December 22, 2012, a Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber assassinated Bashir Ahmad Bilour, a senior member of Pakistan’s secular Awami National Party (ANP) and a vocal opponent of the Taliban. Just three months before, the Taliban in Swat […]

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H.A. Hellyer: Social Media, Religion in the New Arab World

H.A. Hellyer: Social Media, Religion in the New Arab World

[ 0 ] March 29, 2013 |

by H.A. HELLYER for AL ARABIYA on MARCH 24, 2013:  Religion. It is not the paradigm through which people ought to explain everything about the Arab world. Yet, the reality is, religion is an important influence upon the cultures of this region. Whether one is a Muslim, a Christian or a Jew, their religious identity […]

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ISPU Report: Under the Influence —Alcohol Use Among Muslim College Students

ISPU Report: Under the Influence —Alcohol Use Among Muslim College Students

[ 0 ] March 12, 2013 |

by CYNTHIA ARFKEN, SAMEERA AHMED, and WAHIBA ABU-RAS (ISPU Fellows) for ISPU on MARCH 12, 2013:  (Executive Summary Excerpt) Alcohol abuse is a costly social and public health problem. To reduce its consequences, the United States has invested substantial resources to document use and abuse, monitor changes within demographic groups, and intervene. However, the data collected in all […]

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