Forging New Muslim-Jewish Engagement: Reflections on MLI

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The Muslim Leadership Initiative, sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute, has been a topic of great controversy in the American Muslim community and beyond. Altmuslim is publishing a few perspectives this week, and we welcome your comments below. By Maggie Siddiqi Last year, I was feeling pretty tired of the Jewish-Muslim dialogue scene in North [Read More...]

Charlie Hebdo, Muslim Condemnation and Owning Our Problems

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By Usman Ahmad Islam is once again under the spotlight for its supposed role in the recent Charlie Hebdo killings, sparking more calls for Muslim condemnation and a fierce discussion on the limits of freedom of speech. The British Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles has made his own entry into the debate with a letter sent [Read More...]

Charlie Hebdo, Boko Haram and Three Uncomfortable Questions

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  By Ahmed Rehab I have three uncomfortable questions that I apologize for asking, but would owe a greater apology if I didn’t:1. 2,000 currently feared dead in unprecedented Boko Haram terrorist carnage in Northern Nigeria this week. Two thoursand. No round the clock coverage on CNN or other networks. After all, the victims are [Read More...]

The Other Side of My Window – on Peace and Compassion in the New Year

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  (Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Best Practices for Peace in 2015. Read other perspectives here.) By Deonna Kelli Sayed 1. Quyen wants a wife. He comes in twice a month for his antipsychotic shot, the one he feels will make it impossible for a woman to love him, the shot [Read More...]

Year in Review: Top Ten Good News Stories of 2014

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By Altmuslim Editors  Some of you may think that of all the years we have done an annual Top Ten Good News Stories edition, this is the one we sit out.  After the weight of Gaza, ISIS, Central African Republic, Syria, Burma and most recently Pakistan, we gave it some serious thought. But the purpose [Read More...]

Prayer for Children in a Time of Sadness

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By Afeefa Syeed I begin with the name of God. The Spirit who lives through many Teachers through the ages.  The God whose everlasting compassion and never ending mercy are the saving grace of all humanity. God who is the source of Peace and Perfection. God who is the Protector. God who is Just. As [Read More...]


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