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Malek Family – Part 4: Individual Islam

(Length: 5:22) “I wish that non-Muslims knew that Islam is not a religion of war, it’s peace. It’s a religion of peace.” – Ayan Malek. In the video above, members of the Malek family discuss Islam and explain their frustrations with the common misconceptions that are perpetuated in United States’ mainstream media.

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Malek Family – Part 3: Hidden Beauty

(Length: 4:28) “We are just submitting to the will of our God and that’s why we follow him and dress the way we dress.” – Shaheen Malek. In this video, the Malek women discuss why they chose to wear headscarves, or hijabs, to cover their head and hair and how it serves their God.

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Malek Family – Part 2: Starting Over

(Length: 5:39) “My American Dream is just to make my parents happy because they moved here for my brother’s and my future.” – Tanzeem Malek. In the video above, the family members discuss the trials they faced in transitioning to their new country, the reasons they stayed, and the dreams they have for their future.

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Malek Family – Part 1: Intimidated Life

(Length: 6:42) “Until we take that test of citizenship – until you read through the histories – you don’t know what this country was and you lead an intimidated life. And we did not think we had a right to do anything to make our lives better.” – Shaheen Malek. In the video above, the family discusses their immigration experience and how they felt once they became citizens of the United States.

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America’s Islamic Renewal – Muslim News Magazine TV Special Report

(Length: 21:01) Can Muslims in America lead an Islamic renewal? Watch this special report on how Muslim Americans are working to shape the future of Islam. Join MNM, as we visit a new organization dedicated to guiding the Muslim leaders of tomorrow. Special guest include: Dr. Sherman ‘Hakim’ Jackson (Executive Director, U.S.C. Center of Islamic Thought and Culture), Councilman Bernard Parks (8th District – Los Angeles) and Imam Jihad Saafir (Campus Director, Islah-LA)

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Muslims in America

(Length: 48:10) PBS Frontline documentary about challenges that Muslims are facing throughout the world especially in America.

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Webinar: Strategies for Expanding a Local Interfaith Movement (May 2015)

  We were grateful to work with Religions for Peace USA, the Aspen Institute’s Justice and Society Program, and the Kaufman Interfaith Institute in Grand Rapids, MI, to put on a webinar on “Strategies for Expanding a Local Interfaith Movement: Lessons from West Michigan.”  Joe DeMott (Aspen) and Doug Kindschi (Kaufman) led us in a discussion on how they have worked to broaden and deepen religious understanding over the last several years, in the midst of West…

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Stephen Prothero | Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know– And Doesn’t

The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible holds the answers to all or most of life’s basic questions, yet only half of American adults can name even one of the four gospels and…

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