Dear Trump Supporters – A Peace House Video

Various ethnic, religious and minority groups — from Muslims to Latinos to African Americans — have watched with horror and trepidation the rise and growth of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and more so the thousands upon thousands of supporters pushing him forward and feeding into his soundbites and rhetoric. Viral videos from various Trump rallies [Read More…]

Moving Past the Condemnations: Recognizing Muslims’ Contributions to Our Public Safety

By Alejandro J. Beutel, Stephanie Choi, Sarala Prabhu and Erika Swanson Over the past several months, questions and scrutiny surrounding American Muslims have intensified, particularly amid heated Presidential campaign rhetoric, the Paris attacks, San Bernardino and most recently, Brussels. As a result, many have raised an oft-repeated pair of questions: “Why aren’t American Muslims and [Read More…]

In the Battle Against Islamophobia, We Must Stand with Interfaith Partners

By Maha Elgenaidi If anyone doubts the strength of anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S., a poll taken last week by YouGov  should settle the issue. It revealed that 51 percent of Americans support a presidential candidate’s proposal to bar all Muslims (except U.S. citizens) from entering the U.S., while a solid plurality (45 percent) support [Read More…]

VIDEO: Why Muslims Must be Part of the Political Process

Why should we vote, especially now more than ever? Why should we follow what the candidates, presidential and local candidates, are saying? Why should we do the research? Why should we pay attention to the issues? Why should we inform ourselves? Professor Muqtedar Khan lays out three important reasons why Muslims must be part of [Read More…]

#OurThreeWinners: What Muslims Still Need to Learn One Year Later

By Saud Inam I remember three times in my life where I was shaken to my core and moved to tears. The first was when I lost my childhood friend to suicide in 2004, the second was when I survived my car accident in 2011 and the third was at a vigil for #OurThreeWinners, Deah [Read More…]

The Hope Initiative: Changing The World One Act of Kindness at a Time

By Reema Kamran “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” — Khalil Gibran At the end of 2015, friends, community members and family were discussing the state of the world. They were particularly concerned about the sadness and the fear that surrounded us. The conversation circled around [Read More…]


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