Year in review: The top ten good news stories of 2011

Continuing our ten-year-old tradition, we take a look back at the news stories of 2011 and pick out the ones that give us reason to reflect, to hope, and to believe in better days ahead. [Read more…]

Afghan women: Pawns of war and peace

Unless the international community recognizes its responsibility to fulfill its commitments to Afghan women, marginalization and banishment will once again reappear. [Read more…]

CAP report on Islamophobia: Fighting the defamation of Muslim Americans

This report exposes these alleged “patriots” for what they really are: the primary motivators of fear and bigotry in an economically uncertain and politically volatile climate which urgently needs less hate, division and fear mongering. [Read more…]

British Muslims: Contributing more than you might think

When British Muslims are able to work collaboratively on projects that benefit the larger community with like-minded youth together across faith lines, it gives them a chance to explore their abilities, interpersonal skills and dynamism. And many of those go on to become role models for others. [Read more…]

Middle East: Palestine’s unity agreement is a golden opportunity for all

Much of the world has rightly welcomed a unity agreement between competing Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas. It is now up to the hardliners within Hamas and Israel’s ruling Likud party to drop their rejectionist stances on a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 borders. [Read more…]

Islamic charities: Building donor confidence through transparency

Through appropriate planning and disclosure on behalf of organizations, and investigation and research on behalf of donors, Muslim charities can set an example of good governance. [Read more…]