The second installment in our sketchnotes series that teases out the highlights of Krista's conversation with an American Muslim activist making a difference in Chicago.
A globally admired voice of an emerging Muslim American dream. Rami Nashashibi uses graffiti, calligraphy, and hip hop in his work as a healing force on the South Side of Chicago. He's an activist who converges religious virtues, social action, and the arts. His life is a creative response to ethical confusion in a world of disparity.
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“For me, this work is in part a way to deal with the anxiety, the spiritual anxiety of those disparities. I can’t feel religiously comfortable in simply accepting that type of division in the way we live our lives.” ~Rami Nashashibi
Nashashibi speaks about how he uses religion, art, and culture to fight for minority rights and social justice in conversation with Krista at Chautauqua.
Two hijab-wearing rappers dispel some misconceptions around gender + Islam while making music with a wide appeal.
"The show is a potential gateway for Americans to see the stunning diversity within a faith that is often portrayed negatively." Guest contributor Marwa Helal reviews TLC's now cancelled-docuseries.
When a controversial Florida pastor burned the Islamic holy book, others responded with kind gestures of solidarity towards Muslims.
As Latino Muslims grow in population, how do Americans make space in our minds for these new communities?
A new mother reflects how she'll relate to mainstream society while raising her daughter.
"Although the Olympics have ended, the spirit of the Games should continue. Egyptians need to believe in a future that is inclusive and encompasses all citizens. That’s where sport comes in." ~Mustafa Abdelhalim
Egyptians shared interest in sports could be the bridge that unites its people and makes for a more inclusive society.
“Every person has a story to tell.” ~Abdulfattah Da’ajna, from "Three Wishes"
Native Deen releases a music video for the My Faith, My Voice campaign "in response to the rising tide of Islamophobia facing America, especially in the wake of the New York Islamic cultural center controversy."
The Minneapolis hip hop artist unites community, family, and serving one another through a cool community get-together and outreach effort in the Twin Cities.
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Participants attend one of IMAN's Community Cafes in New York City.
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